A trip to Albury for an exhibition gallop will help build the fitness levels of Personal ahead of her trip to Sydney for the Autumn Carnival.
Victoria Oaks winner Personal will be the headline act for Lindsay Park at the Sydney Autumn Carnival as she looks to add a couple more Group 1’s to her resume.
Tom Dabernig, who trains Personal in partnership with Ben Hayes, said Personal, who has filled a place in her two runs back at Flemington this campaign, will have an exhibition gallop on the opening day of the two-day Albury carnival.
“We’ll take her to Albury on Thursday during their two-day carnival for an exhibition gallop and then bring her back to the farm,” Dabernig said.
“Then we’ll do a hit and run for the Vinery and see how she runs and then head back for the Oaks.”
While Lindsay Park has stabling at Randwick, Dabernig said Personal would be trained for her Sydney missions from stable’s country property at Euroa in north-east Victoria.
Dabernig said Personal was not a filly that appreciated being in a stable environment and was not afraid to put her on a float for the travel to Sydney.
“She’s not prepared in a conventional stable. She spends nearly all-day out in the paddock and comes in at night,” Dabernig said.
“So, I think being at Randwick for two or three weeks might not be the best for her.
“She might be fine, but you’d be kicking yourself if it didn’t work, and we know this works.”
Written by Craig Brennan