Jamie Edwards has a long range Spring Carnival plan with progressive galloper Sertorius. “The owners are very keen to run him in the Caulfield Cup so I’m very mindful of not asking him to do too much in the autumn,” co-trainer Edwards told Racing Network.

“He only had 25 days off after the Spring, so we have to be very careful how far we go this time,” he added.

Sertorius is a strong $3.20 favourite for tomorrow’s Group 2 $220,000 Blamey Stakes (1600m) at Flemington, following his stunning first-up second in the Group 1 $500,000 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield, on February 22.

“I want to get over tomorrow first, but his next run is likely to be the Ranvet in Sydney and then into The BMW,” he said.

When quizzed on the horse’s condition, Edwards said he was “perfect”.

“His work was great this week and I’m just hoping he begins a bit better this week than he did first-up,” Edwards said, referring to his poor beginning in the Futurity that saw him settle last.

“We’re all about the Spring with this horse so I don’t want to over-tax him now.

"Once I know he’s qualified for a run in the Caulfield Cup we’ll give him a good break.

"I don’t want to get to the Spring and because we weren’t able to give him a long enough spell, find out he’s tired by September,” Edwards said.