Rubisaki is nearing her racetrack return after an out-of-character spring preparation, following a Cranbourne trial on Tuesday morning.
Rubisaki won her heat, clocking a time of 58.80 seconds for the 990 metres under Billy Egan.
“She did a good job, she isn’t normally a good trial horse or trackworker but that’s as good as she will trial,” trainer Patrick Payne explained.
“We have started with a clean slate, we didn’t find much wrong with her last preparation, it was probably a combination of firm tracks and just going through that early four-year-old stage.
“She had a minor suspensory, but I am not blaming that.”
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The winner of eight of her 12 career starts finished 10th in the Cockram Stakes and 12th in the Kingston Town Stakes in a two-run spring campaign and was then found to have a minor suspensory injury.
“When she is right, she is really honest and won’t let you down,” Payne said.
Payne expects the daughter of Rubick to return in the $300,000 G2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on April 17 before potentially heading to the $127,500 G3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 15.
The stable said if the four-year-old puts her hand up, the G1 Goodwood and Sangster could be on the agenda.
– Racing.com news desk