Mike Moroney’s exciting German import Araldo took another step towards the Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Friday, competing in an 800-metre jumpout. He also kept going for another 200m.

“He went very well, I was really pleased with him and he went another furlong after the others were pulling up,” Moroney told Racing Network.

On the comeback trail after fracturing a vertebra last year,Araldo is now a seven-year-old entire by High Chaparral, and has raced only 11 times.

He followed a win (on protest) over Sea Moon in the Bart Cummings with a third in the Lexus Stakes on Derby Day in the spring last year when he injured his vertebra, and hasn’t raced since.

“He’ll resume in that 1700-metre Heatherlie Handicap (Caulfield, August 30), but I’d have to say he’s still a bit burly and he’s going to need that run,” Moroney said. “He’ll then go to the Naturalism and hopefully into the Caulfield Cup, before the Melbourne Cup.”