Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Lucia Valentina has worked home strongly in a barrier trial at Wyong ahead of her next Group One assignment.
The Kris Lees-trained mare was taken to the back of the field early in Tuesday's 1200 metre trial and made ground steadily wide on the track.
She finished just behind the placegetters in the heat won by Harry Hotspur and showed she was on target for the Underwood Stakes at Caulfield later this month.
G2 - Prix Maurice De Folleville
G2 - Prix Philippe Du Rozier
G2 - Breeders' Cup
G3 - Colonial Chief Stakes
G1 - Japan Autumn Internationa - Lchampions Cup