Meanwhile, star Mossman sprinter Buffering will miss the big Gr1 sprints in the autumn to be saved for the Brisbane winter carnival, reports horseracing.com.au.
Trainer Robert Heathcote said he wants to give the 7YO a decent spell after travelling to Hong Kong for the rich international meeting in December.
Buffering arrived home in Australia two weeks ago after finishing sixth in the Gr1 Hong Kong Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on 14 December.
After spending two weeks in quarantine at the International Equine Centre at Werribee, he returned to Queensland yesterday morning for a stint in the paddock at Washpool Lodge.
“He arrived at the Gold Coast this morning and the boys told me that he looks fantastic and has travelled well,” Heathcote told Sky Racing HQ. “We have given him time to make the trip from the Melbourne quarantine centre up to the Gold Coast and he is on his way to Washpool Lodge. I will give him a little bit of time to get over the journey.”
He added, “He has done quite well during the quarantine period, he was about 508 kilos when he raced, and he is up to 525 kilograms now. We will bypass the autumn, we will let the superstars crack into each other down there and we will leave Buffering to go around up here at home during the winter.”