Castelvecchio trials well at Warwick Farm

Group One winner Castelvecchio returned for his second trial this preparation.
Castelvecchio Trials Well At Warwick Farm
Castelvecchio looks set to make his racetrack return in two weeks.
Group One winning colt Castelvecchio made his second public racetrack appearance this campaign at the trials Warwick Farm.

Last seen publicly finishing 17 lengths off of Redzel and Nature Strip in a trial on August 20, the son of Dundeel has made a much more improved showing on Thursday, finishing three lengths shy of stablemate Joe's Pride in heat one.

Castelvecchio settled back at the rear of the field in the 1200m trial before being pulled to the very outside by Josh Parr. The three-year-old was doing his best work late in the piece, allaying fears generated by his poor first trial.

The Richard Litt-trained colt is set to resume in the Group Two Run To The Rose in a fortnight's time where he will meet star on the rise Exceedance and J.J Atkins winner Prince Fawaz.

The next step will be a run in the $1 million Golden Rose at Rosehill on September 28 where Castelvecchio is a $12 hope.

A stint in Melbourne is also on the cards for the colt with the Group One Caulfield Guineas next month looming as a possibility.

Another big event ran in Melbourne could also be on the agenda for Castelvecchio.

As he steps up in trip, he will only improve, which means a tilt at a Cox Plate, which he holds a nomination for, is not out of the question for the Champagne Stakes winner.

Castelvecchio is a $51 chance at online bookmaker Ladbrokes to win the 2019 Cox Plate.