Trinder maps Mys­tic’s jour­ney

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT - GIL­BERT GAR­DINER

GROUP 1 win­ning trainer Adam Trinder will keep Mys­tic Jour­ney’s op­tions open in a quest for back-to-back $5 mil­lion All Star Miles.

The boom four-year-old mare will con­test the Sky Stakes at Launce­s­ton on Jan­uary 27 and Thomas Lyon Stakes on Launce­s­ton Cup day in Fe­bru­ary, be­fore plans are set in stone for the March 14 All Star Mile at Caulfield.

Mys­tic Jour­ney is al­ready back in work less than six weeks af­ter fin­ish­ing fifth in the Cox Plate.

The $3.7 mil­lion earner pock­eted the Thomas Lyon last year be­fore ic­ing a blis­ter­ing three-year-old cam­paign with the Aus­tralian Guineas and All Star Mile dou­ble.

“We’ll have a look how she goes through, whether she runs in a Fu­tu­rity or Blamey if the tim­ing’s right,” Trinder said. “She ob­vi­ously won the

Guineas third-up (last year), so it’s a tem­plate that’s worked quite well.”

Trinder said the drop-in trip to the world’s rich­est mile suited Mys­tic Jour­ney bet­ter de­spite gutsy ef­forts at 2000m in the spring, when fifth in both the Turn­bull Stakes and Cox Plate. The mare is one of 130 horses nom­i­nated for the All Star Mile, with vot­ing to de­cide the top 10 run­ners start­ing on Jan­uary 16.

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