It is a year later than trainer Neville Parnham hoped, but Excelorada will make his eastern-states debut at Caulfield this Saturday, reports Racing Victoria. The classy six-year-old, who has won 10 of his 26 starts in Western Australia, will run in the $120,000 Listed W.J. Adams Stakes.

 The 1000-metre event was a race Parnham identified as a suitable target for the son of Exceed And Excel last year, only to be thwarted by injury, and he is excited about finally getting the gelding across the Nullarbor.

“I was going to do this last year with him, but he chipped a knee just before I was ready to take him over,” Parnham said.

“The races I had in mind were all very small fields last year and it would have been nice to have had a crack at them.

“But he’s had a good spell and he’s come back well. He’s taken a few runs to find his best form but he’s had an interrupted preparation one way or another.

“He’s going really well and I think the time’s right to have a crack and see if he’s good enough.”

Excelorada’s injury came after winning last year’s Summer Scorcher on New Year’s Day, which completed a hat-trick of wins, two at Listed level.

He hasn’t won in eight subsequent runs, but was nosed out of the Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1100m) at Ascot on 13 January at his most recent outing.

Parnham is waiting to see how he goes at his Melbourne debut before deciding what path he will take over the Relaxed Racing period.

“We’re not ruling anything out,” he said. “We’re hoping to run him on Saturday and then maybe the following week in the Rubiton and take it from there as to what class he’s capable of.

“I would have thought he’d be a bit short of class for an Oakleigh Plate, but we’ll just see how he gets through Saturday and take it from there. We’ll get a bit of a measuring stick on Saturday.”

Excelorada is in Victoria along with Parnham’s two stable mainstays Playing God and God Has Spoken, who are both embarking on a Victorian swansong before heading to stud.

Seven-year-old God Has Spoken will also be in action this Saturday, to contest the $120,000 Listed Sportingbet Mornington Cup Prelude (2000m).

The son of Blackfriars booked his trip east with a narrow second to Black Tycoon in the Group 2 Perth Cup on New Year’s Day, his second trip to the runner-up stall in WA’s feature staying contest.

“His run in the Perth Cup was excellent, he came home really well with Black Tycoon and just got beaten in the last couple of strides,” Parnham said.

“I felt he deserved a crack at the Mornington Cup, or something of that nature, so we’ll find a couple of races for him there before he goes to stud.”

God Has Spoken’s younger brother Playing God (pictured), fourth in the Railway Stakes and seventh in the Kingston Town Classic at his past two starts, will resume in the $400,000 Sportingbet C.F. Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 8 February.

It will be after that run and the $220,000 Group 2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) on 22 February that Parnham decides whether to direct Playing God towards the Group 1 Darley Australian Cup (2000m), in which he finished third in 2011.

Bippo No Bungus, the other horse Parnham will campaign in Victoria, is entered for Caulfield on Saturday but is more likely to run in the following Saturday’s $150,000 Group 3 Programmed Property Services Bellmaine Stakes (1200m).