Matamata trainer Jacob McKay is confident that Group 1-performed juvenile Aalaalune can go on to better things in her Classic year having failed to break her maiden as a two-year-old.
Aalaalune, who was purchased for $230,000 out of Westbury Stud’s New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Sale draft, is back in work at McKay’s stable after a two month spell and is set to target feature races in the spring.
“Like everyone we will be trying to get to Hawke’s Bay. There are a couple of options for her there, the Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) and the Group 2 Hawke’s Bay Guineas (1400m).
“Then the 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton is going to be one of our early targets. If we can run in the first two or three there then I will be pretty rapt with her.”