PROMISING Warrnambool filly Spinning is heading for the spelling paddock after running fourth in the $160,000 Twilight Glow Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
Spinning, trained by Tom Dabernig, finished less then three lengths from the winner Lady Of Honour in the 1400-metre contest.
Dabernig was happy with the performance of the lightly-raced three-year-old filly.
"Spinning got home strongly but we gave them too big of a start," Dabernig told The Standard.
"I was hoping she would have been closer in the run. We'll give her a short break now and look at setting her for races at the big Adelaide carnival in May.
"There's a few nice fillies races on the Adelaide program for her. We'll find a couple of suitable lead up races going towards Adelaide.
"She'll have a month in the paddock before coming back into work in early January.
"I've been very happy with Spinning's form in this campaign she's come a long way from winning a maiden at Horsham in September. She's run in a couple of group races since her maiden victory and ran well."
Dabernig, who has been training in Warrnambool since August, said Spinning will be saved for races in the 1200 to 1400m range after seeking the advice from top jockeys John Allen and Damien Oliver who have ridden the filly.
"Spinning looks like she'll run a solid 1600 metres but Johnny and Ollie have different views," he said.
"I'll be guided by Johnny's and Ollie's opinions. They're both great judges and believe Spinning's best distance range will be from 1200 to 1400 metres. The stable has been having a good run from limited runners."
Spinning has won more than $60,000 in stakemoney from her seven runs.