Cult hero The Harrovian has sailed through a crucial trackwork test ahead of his return to racing in the Group One Futurity Stakes.
The Harrovian galloped on the course proper at the Gold Coast last Wednesday in the Melbourne direction, pleasing co-trainer Toby Edmonds.
“He worked very well with Grey Missile and I thought we’d get him on his reverse leg because he’s been going this way for quite a while,” Edmonds said.
“He handled that well and is in really good order.”
The Harrovian’s regular rider in Queensland, Brad Stewart will return from suspension to partner the gelding in the Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on February 20.
“Moonee Valley won’t worry him, he’ll enjoy that surface I feel,” Edmonds said.
“The quality of the race is the question. It’s going to be tough but you can’t be at home in your box and be a chance to win a purse of five million.
“We’re happy to drive on towards it and have a good crack at it.”
The Harrovian made it 11 wins in a row, and his 17th overall from only 30 starts, when he claimed the Bernborough Plate (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Boxing Day.