Group Three target for Ardrossan

Ardrossan is over his setback and on target to trial in Sydney.

The Stephen Marsh-trained Ardrossan will trial before resuming his Australian campaign later this month.

The Redoute’s Choice entire arrived in Sydney last week with a temperature, which resulted in his withdrawal from last Saturday’s Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) at Randwick.

Marsh said he has improved considerably since his arrival and will now be set to tackle the Gr.3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill later this month.

“He has improved a lot,” Marsh said. “He will trial on Monday at Rosehill and from there he will head back to Rosehill on the 30th of March and will run in a Group Three 1200m race.”

Ardrossan was in good form in New Zealand earlier this year, winning the Gr.3 Concorde Handicap (1200m) at Ellerslie in January before running third to Melody Belle in the Gr.1 BCD Sprint (1400m) at Te Rapa a fortnight later.

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