Dual Group 1 winner Albert The Fat came through a trial unscathed at Rosehill on Tuesday as he continues his journey back to racing ahead of the 2013 Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
While the eight-year-old hardly set the world alight in his 900m hit-out, he finished fourth with Hugh Bowman aboard and showed signs he can make a comeback this autumn.
The son of Magic Albert has not raced since April when an unsuccessful autumn campaign ended with a well-beaten fourth in the All Aged Stakes.
Albert The Fat boasts an outstanding record of 11 victories from 36 starts but hasn’t won since taking out the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) in November 2011.
He missed the spring with injury and while his autumn schedule is yet to be revealed, he has been nominated for the Group 1 2013 Doncaster Mile.
Albert The Fat was one of many Chris Waller-trained gallopers put through their paces at Rosehill this morning, with Said Com and Red Tracer other horses of note.
Said Com finished fourth in his trial and is another of Waller’s many Doncaster entrants.
The four-year-old was second behind Mosheen in the Randwick Guineas in the autumn and finished second in the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap in September.
Red Tracer, a noted wet-track performer, had a comfortable hit-out, finishing sixth in her heat of seven, and is being aimed at the Group 1 2013 Coolmore Classic (1500m) in March.
The five-year-old mare is ye to to breakthrough in the top grade but is a successful performer with nine wins and eight minor placings from 22 starts.
She is coming off a three-start spring campaign that saw her win the Group 2 Premiere Stakes and finish second in the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes before failing to make an impact in the Group 1 Myer Classic.
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