Bendigo trainer Shaun Dwyer has this morning confirmed his plans unbeaten two-year-old Villa Verde will not race again in Melbourne this season.
Villa Verde, a winner of both of her starts in stunning fashion last Spring, will not contest the Blue Diamond Stakes series at Caulfield.
She will head straight to Sydney for the Group 2 $300,000 Reisling Slipper Stakes (1200m) on March 16, into the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) on April 6.
Dwyer says it is too difficult to have two-year-olds peaking twice (Blue Diamond into Golden Slipper) thus he has chosen to target the richer race in Sydney.
Villa Verde made her debut in the $120,000 Inglis Debutante Stakes at Caulfield on October 17 when a length and a quarter winner, before a two and three-quarter length win in the $120,000 7NEWS Stakes, down the straight at Flemington on Melbourne Cup day.
The daughter of Not A Single Doubt hasn’t been seen since and Dwyer explained this morning he has deliberately held her back to wait for the Sydney carnival.