Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman plot Sydney autumn carnival assault with Aegon

Karaka Million standout Aegon will cross the Tasman to take on Australia’s best three-year-old Classic horses and potentially the Doncaster Mile this autumn.

Co-trainer Andrew Forsman confirmed on Tuesday the Kiwi stable will send their unbeaten son of Sacred Falls to Australia next month to target Sydney’s autumn riches.

Aegon extended his unbeaten run to four victories from as many starts on the weekend when edging out Jamie Richards’ star mare Amarelinha to capture the Listed Karaka Million 3YO Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie.

What a race! 2000 Guineas winner Aegon digs in for the fight and fends off the challenge from Amarelinha to take out the Karaka Million 3YO Classic for Murray Baker and @ForsmanAndrew

‘‘He has come through the run good,’’ Forsman, who trains with Murray Baker, said. ‘‘He beat a smart filly (Amarelinha) and that has given us some confidence to head towards Sydney.

“There was still improvement in him when he went to the races on the weekend.

‘‘We have a rough plan to get him to Sydney now and it will just depend on logistics which we will work out in the next week or two.’’

Baker and Forsman are far from strangers to Sydney’s autumn and had Group 1 success 12 months ago with Quick Thinker in the Australian Derby.

It was Baker’s fifth and Forman’s second win in the 2400m three-year-old test.

Aegon may also line up in the Derby however the Cambridge-based stable will test their Group 1 winner in the Randwick Guineas (March 6) and Rosehill Guineas (March 20) before deciding on his path.

‘‘I think we will get to the Rosehill Guineas and see if we head on a Derby path with him or look towards a Doncaster,’’ Forsman said.

Aegon is rated a $26 chance in Doncaster Mile betting with

Quick Thinker (right) winning the Australian Derby. Photo: AAP Image/Dan HimbrechtsSource:AAP

Meanwhile, Baker and Forsman also plan to bring Derby winner Quick Thinker back to Australia this autumn while last year’s Sydney Cup runner up The Chosen One will be targeted at the staying test again.

‘‘Quick Thinker just needs a right handed track with a bit of give in the ground but we‘ve not figured out where we want to go with him yet,’’ Forsman said.

‘‘The Chosen One will work through on a Sydney Cup path again and is doing well.’’

The Chosen One, which also ran fourth in the 2020 Melbourne Cup, is rated $26 in Sydney Cup betting.

Originally published asUnbeaten Kiwi star inbound for Sydney autumn

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