Promising stayer Arctic Shock remains on target for a tilt at the $500,000 Group One Schweppes Oaks in South Australia.
Arctic Shock ran fifth in the traditional Oaks leadup, the 1800 metres Schweppervescence Stakes at Morphettville last Saturday and it was a good enough run to suggest she proceed to the big race.
"The run was even and she did enough to suggest we carry on and head to the Oaks in a fortnight," said Ontrack's Grant Morgan.
"She probably settled a pair further back than we would have liked and as a result when the pace went out of the race rider Jason Holder was forced to make his run a little earlier than most of her rivals.
"She ended up coming out wide whereas the winner and runner-up were able to save ground and find runs closer to the fence.
"Arctic Shock was genuine to the line and we are hoping that with a steadier tempo over 2000 metres she can settle a little bit closer and finish off strongly.
"She has been up a while now but the Group One is the last chance she will have as a three-year-old to race her same sex and age so it's full steam ahead."
Trainer Chris Meagher said Arctic Shock had come through the trip to South Australia in good order and it was now a matter of keeping her happy before heading back to Morphettville.
"She's well into this preparation so she doesn't need a lot of work to keep her up to the mark."