Arctic Shock is getting ready to hit the tracks in a new preparation for Ontrack and her large and enthusiastic ownership group.
The daughter of Shocking hasn’t been seen since her brilliant win over 2040 metres at Moonee Valley in late November.
Prepared by recent Group 1 winning duo Chris & John Meagher, Arctic Shock went straight to the spelling paddock after that win and is now gearing up for a return to the races.
Arctic Shock had a trial at Cranbourne on March 3 and is to trial again this week in readiness for a return to the races. The Cranbourne trial was good as Arctic Shock went to the line hard held by jockey Ben Melham.
Provided she comes through her Victorian races in good order she will head to Queensland for some staying races over the Winter Carnival.
Arctic Shock is a daughter of Group winner Art Beat and has now won three times and been placed six times from only 13 lifetime starts. She was Group placed at three and the aim is to win further Black Type races with her.
Arctic Shock is the second foal of Art Beat to race and her first foal Azabeat is a dual winner. The mare has an unraced two-year-old Tavistock filly named Opoho Dreaming in work with the Moroney-Gerard stable in New Zealand.
Art Beat has a yearling filly by new stallion Vadamos on the ground and last spring foaled a colt by Derby winner Tarzino.