AGELESS UK stayer Red Cadeaux is likely to have a trip away next week from the Werribee quarantine complex just for a sharpen up, reports Racing Network.

Robin Trevor-Jones, travelling stable foreman for trainer Ed Dunlop, said the plan is to take the nine-year-old to a racecourse next week.

Trevor-Jones said he’s unsure where Red Cadeaux may go, but noted it is possible that it could be Geelong prior to the running of the Cup.

“We just want to give him a change,” Trevor-Jones said. “It would be five weeks here before the Melbourne Cup, so we thought it would be a good idea to take him somewhere just to have a look at. It could just sharpen him up.”

Trevor-Jones said Red Cadeaux, making his fourth bid for the Melbourne Cup, would only have a canter, not a serious gallop wherever he went.

Last week Dunlop announced that Red Cadeaux, runner-up in the 2011 & ’13 Melbourne Cups, would go into this year’s $6 million race without a lead up run.

Red Cadeaux, which cantered 2000 metres today at Werribee, had been entered for the $3 million Caulfield Cup, but was not among the third declarations.