Memsie first-up for Sofia Rosa

Sofia Rosa (Hugh Bowman) winning the Australian Oaks.

Sofia Rosa (Hugh Bowman) winning the Australian Oaks.

Sofia Rosa will race exclusively in Group One company in the spring.

Cambridge trainer Stephen Marsh has outlined plans for a four-race Melbourne campaign for his Gr. 1 Australian Oaks winner.

“She’ll trial at Ellerslie on Tuesday August 9 then she’ll fly to Melbourne where she’ll stay at Russell Cameron’s at Flemington and she’ll run fresh-up in the Memsie Stakes,”said Marsh.

“Obviously there’s a lot of water to go under the bridge but all going well, she’ll then go to the Makybe Diva Stakes, Turnbull Stakes and the Caulfield Cup.”

Marsh said Sofia Rosa had spelled exceptionally well and he was confident of a bold first-up showing from the daughter of Makfi.

“Without doubt she’s strengthened up, she’s still got a little bit of furnishing to do, but she looks a lot better than she did in the autumn,” he said.

“I think she’s going to run a boomer in the Memsie over 1400m. She’s not dour at all and has a good turn of foot.”