Above: Ole Kirk (inside) and North Pacific in the G1 Golden Rose

Team Hawkes’ 3-year-olds, Ole Kirk (Written Tycoon) and North Pacific (Brazen Beau), who quinellaed the G1 Golden Rose S. are back in pre-training ahead of their autumn targets.

It may only be the first week of summer but preparations are already underway to get the star duo back to the stable and back to the track.

“They are back in pre-training and honestly there is no plans for either of them until we get them back into the stable, but we are looking forward to getting them back in the stable,” co-trainer Michael Hawkes, told Racenet.

“They have improved out of sight and both look unbelievable.

“It is amazing really to think that Ole Kirk, it has been five or six weeks since the Guineas win and he’s getting closer to coming back into the stable.”

Ole Kirk won both the Golden Rose and the G1 Caulfield Guineas before a subsequent deal was done to stand him at Vinery Stud when his racing days are complete.

North Pacific was last seen when narrowly beaten by Ole Kirk in the Golden Rose.

Hawkes said first autumn targets for the pair had yet to be decided.

Article courtesy of TDN