Rose to lead Olive's charge
Progressive filly Rose Of Falvelon will stay at home and tackle easier opposition at Canberra on Friday after she drew poorly at Randwick on Monday.
Having resumed in fantastic order at Thoroughbred Park last start, Canberra based trainer Nick Olive was planning to chance his hand with the daughter of Falvelon before she drew the outside gate in the tougher metropolitan company.
"If she drew a good gate in Sydney I definitely would have head there with her but given she drew poorly in both races we decided to take the easier option," Olive said.
Not seen at the races for nine weeks after she was scratched at the barriers last start Olive remains confident she is ready to produce her best fresh.
"She's ready to go alright, she's dying to get to the race track," Olive said.
"She's going really well and I think she is quite a promising horse."
Stable star Capital Commander remains only a slight chance of resuming in the June Stakes at Randwick on Saturday with Olive leaning towards the idea of saving her for a race at Mooney Valley next weekend.
"She's going well I'm just not sure whether or not I will start her," Olive said.
"It's a pretty strong race and I'm thinking of maybe scratching her and taking her down to Melbourne next Saturday."
Having collected his second metropolitan success in as many weeks on Wednesday with consistent galloper Fullerton, Olive hopes to continue his charge at Randwick on Monday with handy gallopers Nat King Cu and Corsa Rosa both set to line up.
"Everything is going really well at the moment and fingers crossed we can get a few more wins across the weekend," Olive said.
Coming off a narrow second placing at Scone last start Olive is confident Nat King Cu can make amends and notch up his first metropolitan success.
"He's going fantastic and we expect him to run very well on Monday," Olive said.
"It looks a very nice race for him and he should prove very competitive that's for sure."
Progressive filly Corsa Rosa will be chasing a hat-trick of wins after she worked home powerfully at Canterbury last start.
"It was a great win the other day and I'm really happy with her as well," Olive said.
"Monday's race might be a little bit tougher than her last start but she's going well and I expect her to acquit herself well."