Ballarat trainer Matt Cumani hopes to turn Creedence into a spring performer after the stable newcomer showed his credentials with a strong winter campaign.
Creedence had three starts for Cumani after joining his stable in early June, winning twice at Flemington, and now the trainer is hoping the gelding can be competitive against tougher spring opposition.
However, first Cumani is giving Creedence a short break with an eye to having the gelding back on the racetrack towards the end of August.
Creedence turns six years of age on Saturday and the connections of the gelding see this year as potentially the final chance at having a shot at the spring.
"He's not a spring chicken and the owners are pretty keen to have a go at the spring," Cumani said.
"And he seems to have done enough to suggest he might be up to that level. I haven't got time to give him a proper spell, but we can give him a little bit of a let-up.
"If we get good weather we'll stick him out on the grass, but it's hard to see us getting many particularly good days but we can go out and do something different.
"We've got the old hill track, we can do a bit of dressage, jump some little poles, just do something else, so long as we're not galloping," he said.
Cumani said the Listed Heatherlie Stakes, 1700m, at Caulfield on August 29 could be a race on Creedence's radar, but added a 2040m race at The Valley a week earlier might be looked at.
BALLARAT Turf Club has its last race meeting of the season on Thursday.