Australian Bloodstock (AB) has purchased Italian three-year-old Goldstream with a view to targeting October’s Cox Plate.

The son of Martino Alonso is unbeaten in five starts, the most recent a three-length win in the Group 2 Italian Derby (2200m) at Capannelle in May.

AB Director Jamie Lovett said the colt has now been transferred from Stefano Botti to last year’s Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Andreas Wohler, where the focus was to lift his rating enough to gain an invitation into Australasia’s weight-for-age championship.

“The Italian form is a little bit left-field so we just need to put him in the eyes of the decision-makers and show that he’s a serious horse,” Lovett told’s Racing Ahead on RSN.

“We think he’s an ideal Cox Plate horse. Obviously as a northern-hemisphere-bred three-year-old, similarly to Adelaide last year, he’ll be at a disadvantage at the weights but we think he’s the right horse.

“We’re very excited by him. He couldn’t have been more impressive in the Italian Derby and that form has now franked itself several times in both France and Germany.

“Andreas is keen to campaign the horse in France and we just want to find some nice races to lift his profile to gain an invitation into the Cox Plate.”

Goldstream is expected to arrive at the Werribee International Quarantine Centre in September and will be transferred to trainer Kris Lees at the conclusion of his Spring campaign. currently has the three-year-old rated a $21 chance in their pre-nomination Cox Plate market and a $17 second-favourite for the Melbourne Cup.