A slight change of plan will see the Group One winner Summer Passage make a domestic appearance next month ahead of his Melbourne spring carnival campaign.
“We will be giving him a trial at Te Teko and then he’ll go to Australia after that and have a trial there before he kicks off,” said Lance O’Sullivan, who trains in partnership with Andrew Scott.
Successful in the Gr. 1 Sistema Stakes and runner-up in the Gr. 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick, the colt is likely to resume in the Gr. 2 Danehill Stakes, a race won last year by the Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Saracino, over 1200 metres on September 16.
Summer Passage’s major target is the Gr. 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on November 4.