Trainer James Cummings has indicated next month’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) is a target for Osborne Bulls and that Group One handicap at Caulfield is also an aim for the Darren Weir-trained Land Of Plenty who returns in the Regal Roller.
Land Of Plenty won three of his five starts last preparation for Weir culminating in the Group Three R A Lee Stakes (1600m) in Adelaide in May.
The five-year-old will be given the chance to emulate former Weir-trained horses Trust In A Gust and Stratum Star who won the Sir Rupert Clarke in 2014 and 2015 respectively, while Trust In A Gust also won the 2014 Group One Toorak Handicap (1600m).
“He’s going well,” Weir told RSN927.
“He’s a bit burly looking so he’s going to improve with the run tomorrow and the plan is to go into the Rupert Clarke third-up.
“Everything is headed towards the Rupert Clarke and the Toorak.”
Santa Ana Lane went on to win the Rupert Clarke two starts later.
Vega Magic will have a gallop between the first and second race on Saturday’s program with Damien Oliver aboard as he continues preparations for a defence of the Group One Memsie Stakes on September 1.