Single Gaze Continues To Impress Trainer Nick Olive
Group 1 filly Single Gaze’s work continues to impress Canberra trainer Nick Olive and she remains on track for a big Melbourne spring campaign.
Olive says Single Gaze looks to have taken no harm from her nasty fall in the Australian Oaks.
“She’s going fabulous; gives us a really good feel; she’s sound and thriving,” Olive says.
“She’s come on, improved and is feeling stronger.”
Olive says Single Gaze will likely trial in late August with the 2016 Lets Elope Stakes at Flemington a likely starting point.
Olive says the filly will initially target the W H Stock Stakes for Group 2 mares over 1600m at Moonee Valley.
She will be nominated for the big spring races with the Mackinnon Stakes and Cox Plate possibilities.
“There are other races like the Group 1 Myer Classic, and if she doesn’t show she’s up to Group 1 mares — there are still a lot of alternatives for her.”
Olive says jockey Kathy O’Hara has been booked for Single Gaze’s resumption.
O’Hara was on the daughter of Not A Single Doubt when she fell in the Oaks sustaining injuries.
Olive holds high hopes for his 2yo Sebring gelding Cool In Black.
Cool in Black won a Canberra trial and then placed in a Rosehill Open 2 on the heavy at his only run.
“I’m really looking forward to getting him back to the races.
“He’s probably about four weeks away and is very smart and just does things very easily.
“He’ll just be placed in races to win to start with. Hopefully he steps up and who knows where he will end up.”