Enthaar wins the Chairman

Enthaar (Image: Racing Photos)

Enthaar to miss McEwen Stakes

High-speed filly Enthaar had her first look at The Valley on Tuesday morning but she will not return in four days for the McEwen Stakes.

Co-trainer Ciaron Maher said he feels Enthaar needs some work before her long-awaited return but is more than pleased with how she is handling her gallops.

"She wasn't asked to do a lot - she does enough within herself," said Maher, who trains in partnership with David Eustace. "She just rolled around there and she relaxed nicely and did what we wanted her to do."

Few juveniles could match Enthaar for pure speed last season but her desire to race ultimately was her undoing in the Blue Diamond Stakes when she flew early but finished unplaced as the $2.40 favourite.

Maher said she presents as a more relaxed filly this preparation.

"Physically, she's still developing but she does seem a little more settled this time around," he said.

"We'll just see how she comes through this and she might have a jumpout next week.

"She just needs a little bit more time but she's coming along well."

Enthaar had been put up the McEwen's co-favourite at $3.50 with Sportsbet, along with Oakleigh Plate winner Portland Sky.

Maher said it is still to be determined whether Enthaar has a race before the September 24 Group 1 Moir Stakes (1000m) at The Valley, where she is currently listed as the $8 third favourite.

Snitzel colt Generation is expected to take his place in a three-year-old race over 1200 metres at The Valley on Saturday after he too galloped well at the track on Tuesday morning.

Maher confirmed his G1 stars Sir Dragonet and Explosive Jack are likely to resume in the September 11 G1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington and Persan in a 1700-metre race on the same day after they all trialed at Cranbourne on Monday.

Last season's impressive juvenile Acrobat was unplaced in his Monday trial, but Maher said he is on track for a possible return in the Danehill Stakes at Flemington on October 2 on his way to the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes four weeks later on Victoria Derby Day.