Mystic Journey winning the Lawrence Stakes (Image: Racing Photos)
Melbourne's opening Group 1 of the season on August 31 will be staged without Cox Plate favourite Mystic Journey.
The mare's trainer Adam Trinder posted a video to confirm Mystic Journey would not run again until the G1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington on September 14 following her first-up kill in the G2 Lawrence Stakes on August 17.
"She's come through that run in really good order," Trinder said after Mystic Journey's morning trackwork on Saturday.
"I'm happy with her presentation. She's slipped back into her routine here in Tasmania. She's been really good in her appetite and lovely and full about herself.
"That being said, she won't take her opportunity in the Memsie next Saturday.
"I just feel that, moving forward, she is better off going straight to the 1600 metres of the Makybe Diva at Flemington.
"That will just give her a good foundation. There are options to shorten up her preparation post that run but just at the start of the preparation and having missed the Bletchingly and changing plans to go to the Lawrence, I feel she is better placed with a month between runs out to the mile.
"We'll just her float along down here in Tasmania with no fanfare. She enjoys the quiet environment down here."
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