GAMBLESTOWN on a seven-day back-up at Rosehill on Saturday headlines Proven Thoroughbreds’ runners in the week ahead.

The Joe Pride-trained gelding will appreciate getting on a fresh surface at Rosehill where the curators are predicting a good (4).

The son of Darci Brahma has taken time to get fit this preparation after an injury-enforced lay off but is expected to strip much fitter on Saturday.

At the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, another Proven Thoroughbreds galloper chases its first win since a lengthy stint in the paddock, BLONDE BY CHOICE

Trained by Steve O’Dea, the four-year-old mare is coming off a luckless third over 1000m at the Sunshine Coast and will relish the 1200m distance.

Tuesday is Melbourne Cup day and the black and lime green could be represented by up to six runners across two meetings.

O’Dea trio SORNJA (pictured), EVERYDAY LADY, and last start winner REALLY REILLY are set to line up at Doomben while the John Thompson-trained pair THE GRANDSON and TAHSIN step out on their home track at Randwick.

SO SPIRITED, prepared by the Pride stable, has been entered for three races following an impressive victory at Warwick Farm last month.

The son of So You Think could run in either the 1400m BM73 at Randwick on Tuesday, the 1500m C4 at Hawkesbury on Thursday or the 1400m race exclusive to grey horses at Flemington on Oaks Day.

On the trial front, BLANCO CARA and THE EXCHEQUER will stretch their legs at Warwick Farm on Monday ahead of summer campaigns.

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