SMART filly Sumakaray has headed to the paddock for a two week freshen-up after her below-par performance at Caulfield last Saturday.
The Brian Cox-trained galloper was a notable drifter in betting, easing from the $2.80-favourite to start at $4.20.
The daughter of Manner Hill never looked to be travelling comfortably for jockey Vlad Duric before winding-up second-last, four lengths behind race winner Octavia.
Sumakaray was due to run a fortnight earlier but Cox was forced to wait because the filly was tying up.
“She’s in the paddock for two weeks so she can make a total recovery,” Cox said.
“She seemed to pull-up well enough after the race.
“If you look at the racing pattern on the day it heavily favoured frontrunners.
“All Too Hard was the only horse on the day to defy the pattern and come from well back in the field to win.”
Cox said he would wait and assess Sumakaray after the freshen-up before deciding on her next start.