Australian racegoers could get their first look at boom Kiwi colt Cauthen as early as next week. Trainer Andrew Campbell is considering a start in the $80,000 3YO benchmark 78 race over 1000 metres at Moonee Valley on 3 August for the colt who created a monster impression with an eight-length win over 1200m at Te Rapa on 3 July.

Campbell’s problem is that midweek event was Cauthen’s only start and he would be well down the order of entry for the $125,000 Listed Vain Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 17 August, which has prompted the trainer to try and build some extra prizemoney.

“Our biggest concern is making the field for the Vain,” Campbell, who has experienced recent success in Melbourne with Lord Tavistock, said.

“Tavistock went over there as a one-win horse with very little prizemoney and he made the Vain, but he’s done so well and we’ve kept the work up to him that we may possibly kick him off at Valley on the 3rd.”

Cauthen, a son of Darci Brahma arrives in Australia overnight. He will take up residence at Peter Morgan’s Whittlesea property for a campaign aimed at the $1 million BECK Caulfield Guineas on 12 October.