ANTHONY Freedman plans a low-key return for unbeaten colt Cruden Bay who’ll resume from 10-month break at Caulfield on Wednesday, reports Racing Network.

Freedman said he had not mapped out a specific plan for Cruden Bay, which hasn’t started since winning the Listed St Alban Stakes at Moonee Valley last March.

He said Cruden Bay’s spring campaign was aborted after an early trial when it was revealed the colt had “caught a bug”.

“We just weren’t happy with him, he had a bug and it took him a while to get over it,” Freedman said.

“In the end we just didn’t worry about the spring.”

Freedman said Cruden Bay appreciated the six-to-eight weeks he had in the paddock and appears well as he heads to a Benchmark 78 over 1000 m at Caulfield.

He said Damien Oliver, a key element in his brother Lee’s success during the 1990s and early 2000s, would ride this son of Not A Single Doubt.

Asked about autumn aspirations, Freedman replied: “We will just get through the first one then the second one and see where we are with him.”

Freedman said former German stayer Waldpark, which ran 17th in last year’s Caulfield Cup, is soon to return to the stables.

He said he hoped the 2011 German Derby winner would feature somewhere among the autumn feature races.