Caulfield Guineas winner Press Statement is unlikely to run in the star-studded Eskimo Prince Stakes with trainer Chris Waller preferring a 1400-metre race for the colt’s return.
Saturday’s 1200m-Group Three sprint for three-year-olds at Randwick attracted 23 entries including Press Statement’s Group One winning stablemates Japonisme and Vanbrugh.
Waller said the Group One weight-for-age C F Orr Stakes on February 13 or the Hobartville Stakes a week later were options Press Statement.
Dual Group One-winning juvenile Pride Of Dubai is on target for his first start as a three-year-old after missing the spring with bone bruising in a hind leg.
Waller will rely on 2014 Thousand Guineas winner Amicus in the Group Two Breeders Classic for fillies and mares which he has won for the past two years with Catkins.