Suavito building up for new season return

Suavito already has the C F Orr Stakes and Futurity Stakes on her resume and will be given the chance to add another of Caulfield’s weight-for-age sprints early in the new season.

The rising six-year-old is back in work with trainer Nigel Blackiston in the early stages of her build-up to an August return.

“She has been back in the stable for a couple of weeks now and is just going through the motions of trotting, cantering and having a swim,” Blackiston said.

“She looks great at this stage.”

Blackiston is keeping his options open with Suavito but said as a Group One-winning mare she would be heading towards top-level races during the spring.

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And the first Group One race of the 2016/17 season in Australia, the Memsie Stakes, is on the radar with Blackiston saying both the P B Lawrence Stakes and Memsie were first-up options.

“She’s got a great record over the 1400 metres at Caulfield,” Blackiston said.

“Either the Liston (P B Lawrence) or the Memsie will be her starting point.

“They’re both at Caulfield over 1400.”

Suavito won the Group One Futurity Stakes at Caulfield first-up in February 2014 and added the Group One C F Orr Stakes over the same course and distance when she resumed from a long break in February this year.

The Group Two P B Lawrence is on August 13, two weeks before the Memsie.

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