Coach David Brideoake has determined to not press on to the Caulfield Cup with Self Sense after the gelding completed final within the Herbert Energy Stakes.
Self Sense had a poll exemption into the $5 million race at Caulfield on Saturday courtesy of his win within the Mornington Cup in March and was rated a $101 probability.
The gelding confirmed a glimpse of type when fifth within the Ansett Basic at Mornington on September 28 earlier than ending greater than 22 lengths from the winner, The Chosen One, in Saturday’s Herbert Energy at Caulfield.
Brideoake stated the gelding would now be spelled and introduced again for an autumn marketing campaign which can embrace one other shot on the Mornington Cup and a marketing campaign over jumps within the winter.
“The horse is nicely in himself and he pulled up nicely however it simply appears a bit simpler within the autumn,” Brideoake stated.
“All of the jumpers are about and with all of the jumps trials you should utilize them as a coaching help, whereas they don’t seem to be there now.
“He owes us nothing and he is given everybody the best expertise of all time.”
Self Sense is a nine-year-old and Brideoake says there are not any plans to retire the 66-start veteran who has registered 15 wins.
“He is terrifically sound and takes no administration in any respect,” Brideoake stated.
Stablemate Princess Jenni is more likely to head to the Group One Empire Rose Stakes (1600m) at Flemington after ending 12th behind Fierce Influence within the Toorak Handicap on Saturday.
“That offers us three weeks to the race, a beautiful break to Flemington. It is a pity it is not at The Valley as she goes so nicely there,” Brideoake stated.