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Caulfield Cup Aim for Single Gaze
Canberra trainer Nick Olive has confirmed that Single Gaze will be aimed at the $3.15 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in the spring, reports racing.com. "She'll start off in the Memsie. That'll be a starting point for her," Olive said. "She'll do all her racing in Melbourne at this stage. The Makybe Diva [Gr1] and the Underwood [Gr1] maybe after that, and then the Caulfield Cup." A winner of the Gr1 Vinery Stud Stakes as a 3YO, Single Gaze (Not a Single Doubt-Redaluca's Gaze, by Intergaze) didn't race for ten months after she was involved in a heavy fall in the Australian Oaks at her following start. However, the now 5YO showed she was back to her best when recording stakes wins in the Listed Tails Handicap (1600m) and Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes (2200m) in Brisbane during the winter. Despite having only a short break since finishing third behind Chocante in the Gr2 Brisbane Cup in June, Olive insists Single Gaze thrives on a tight turnaround. "She holds her fitness very well off these short breaks, and it's when she races best when she's had these short breaks and she comes in with residual fitness is when she has her best campaigns to be honest," he said.