Epsom to Determine Aliyana Tilde’s 2012 Caulfield Cup Plans

July 2, 2012

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Epsom to Determine Aliyana Tilde’s 2012 Caulfield Cup Plans

Aliyana Tilde trainer Kerry Parker will initially target the Epsom Handicap in early October before deciding whether to push the promising youngster towards a 2012 Caulfield Cup start.

The daughter of Snitzel signalled her potential as a spring contender at the Sydney Autumn Carnival when she placed in the Vinery Stud Stakes before finishing a close runner-up to Streama in the Group 1 Australian Oaks.

The three-year-old is back in training and Parker said she had grown considerably during her time in the paddock.

“Aliyana Tilde is back in work and I was pleased to see she has strengthened up quite a bit. She was a light filly,” Parker said.

Parker highlighted the difficulty in stepping up from three-year-old races to open company as the major reason for reaming cautious regarding her spring schedule.

“The step up from being a three-year-old filly to open company is a big one,” Parker said.

“We’ll set her for the Epsom and how she gets through that will determine where she goes.

“It will decide whether she is heading to the Caulfield Cup.”

The Epsom Handicap (1600m) will be held at Randwick on October 6, two weeks before the prestigious Caulfield Cup.

There have been few trainers to confirm their intentions to start in the Caulfield Cup but two horses likely to be there are Brisbane Carnival stars Mawingo and Lights Of Heaven.

German import Mawingo beat Lights Of Heaven to claim the Group 1 Doomben Cup by a head but the Peter Moody-trained mare got her revenge when taking out the Brisbane Cup.

Lights Of Heaven is a prime example of a horse that struggled in her initial step up to open company, with the 2011 Australasian Oaks winner failing to score victory during her first spring campaign as a four-year-old.

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