Talented filly Offer could be retired as early as this weekend after contesting the BMW Handicap at Caulfield.
Trainer Heath Conners said Saturday’s 1400-metre event was probably D-day for the well-bred daughter of Redoute’s Choice unless she completes a hat-trick.
Conners said that Offer’s owners Newhaven Park were keen to get her to stud this spring and that she was unlikely to be a genuine Thousand Guineas prospect.
“A mile (1600m) might be a bit iffy for her,” Conners said.
“I am guessing but Saturday is probably D-day and that unless she wins I reckon they would probably say she is off to stud.
“If she is not up to the Thousand Guineas then there is no other races you could run her in and still have time to go to stud with her.”
Conners said Offer, whose dam Media was a Group Two winner of the 2005 Magic Night Stakes and was third in the Golden Slipper Stakes, was an ugly duckling with ordinary conformation.
He said the filly, who has had only 10 starts, had been all but retired before she was sent to him for one last campaign.
“They told me I had four months to do what I could with her,” Conners said.
She’s had six runs for Conners and after finishing second on her home track at Geelong three starts ago won her maiden there on August 21 and scored at Sandown.
“It has only been her last three or four runs that she has started hitting her straps and her coat has come good,” Conners said.
“Every time you put her on the track she keeps improving.”
He said a black-type race would improve her value but he scratched her last week from the Group Three Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield when she drew the outside barrier.
She has drawn wide again in gate 11 on Saturday but Conners is committed to running her.
“She was going good enough last week to run in the first four and she is going just as good now,” Conners said.