Winning formula to be replicated in autumn

Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou will replicate the template they followed with Mr Mosaic in the autumn and send him to the races first-up without an official barrier trial.

Such is the horse’s brilliance, his trainers have opted to conserve his energy for race day, rather than waste a run on the trial track in the hope it will give his preparation some longevity.

They followed the same format last time in and he took his first-up record to three wins from as many attempts before suffering a minor setback after his third campaign run, forcing him back to the paddock.

“Last preparation we didn’t trial him and he won first-up,” Ryan said.

“We are hoping to get more than three or four runs in a preparation with him. He used to trial and win by six and eight lengths and he just trialled too strongly.

“We purposely haven’t trialled him, but he has had three jump outs.”

Mr Mosaic was slated to resume at the Festival Stakes meeting last weekend but was scratched when the Rosehill track presented as a heavy 10.

It has since improved into the slow range and Ryan is happy for him to resume on less testing ground.

The son of Rubick has been off the scene since finishing unplaced at his home track in May but prior to that he was third behind Enchanted Heart and Lost And Running in a notable form reference.

“He looks really well and this is his first start as a gelding too,” Ryan said.

With Dream Circle an early withdrawal, Mr Mosaic will have seven rivals, including former Hong Kong galloper I Am Power who resumes after showing promise at his initial Australian campaign.

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