After showing promise during her first preparation which included three city wins, talented filly My Pendant is set for a late-season return at Flemington.
The New Zealand-bred daughter of Pins made her debut in October and after two second-placed finishes she pieced together city wins at Sandown, The Valley and Flemington.
Trainer Danny O'Brien kept the filly ticking over for a crack at The Vanity (1400m) in February eight weeks after her Flemington win, but the three-year-old was spelled after finishing unplaced in the Group Two race.
My Pendant resumes in Saturday's TAB/ATA Trainers' Trust Handicap (1200m) for three-year-olds and O'Brien says the filly is forward enough to perform strongly.
"She's really well," O'Brien said.
"She trialled at Flemington last Friday on the course proper and the trial was excellent. She had great form earlier in the season and we're expecting her to run well.
"We tried to keep her going for The Vanity in February. Obviously we were just trying to get that look at a black-type race, but it didn't work out that way.
"So we gave her a good break and now she's ready to go again.
"She appreciates a bit of give in the ground so it's the right time to have her up and about. And obviously there's some black-type races through August and September if she proved herself worthy." -AAP