There will be plenty of interest in the Randwick trials this Friday with Rosehill Guineas winner Laser Hawk due to make his return from injury.
It will be the first public hit-out as a four-year-old for the Gai Waterhouse-trained gelding who underwent bone surgery following an outstanding autumn as a three-year-old.
Since debuting last September, the son of Artie Schiller has won four of six starts and collected more than $500,000 in prizemoney.
He announced himself as one of the stars of his age group in March when finishing third in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas before winning the Rosehill Guineas and running third in the Australian Derby.
Waterhouse and stable jockey Nash Rawiller sung high praise for the talented galloper in the autumn and he will have a big Group 1 target at the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Waterhouse told the Daily Telegraph that Laser Hawk will be aimed at either the 2013 BMW or 2013 Sydney Cup, suggesting she sees his future well and truly entrenched within the staying ranks.
“He is back and looks great,” Waterhouse said
The form of Cox Plate winner Ocean Park at the spring carnival further highlights the anticipation of Laser Hawk’s return given he beat the Kiwi star home in the Rosehill Guineas.
Other notable horses from the Waterhouse stable trialling on Friday include Urban Groove and Nobby Snip.
Emerging filly Urban Groove had a promising debut campaign in the spring, winning the first two starts of her career before finishing fourth in the Flight Stakes.
Sprinter Nobby Snip was Group 1 placed in the autumn in the Galaxy but was restricted to just one start in the spring where he failed to make an impact in the Group 2 Shorts.
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