Kim Waugh is on track to claim another Provincial Championship Final berth with Fuchu resuming from a let up with a dominant trial win.
The All Too Hard gelding put together three successive wins in December and early January, including a metropolitan victory.
Waugh gave him an eight-week let-up before Wednesday’s 1200m trial on the Beaumont track at Newcastle.
The four-year-old took out the trial with Robbie Dolan in the saddle.
The apprentice will partner Fuchu in the Newcastle Qualifier on March 9.
“We decided to head to the Newcastle race because that is the way it worked out best for him,” Waugh said.
“He had a nice freshen up after he won his last race at Randwick.
“Robbie rode him in each of his wins last preparation and was happy to come up for the trial. He will be on him at Newcastle.”
Waugh’s gallopers Safado and Spring Charlie progressed through to the $500,000 April 13 final after finishing first and second in last Sunday’s Hawkesbury qualifier.
Wyong will host the last qualifier of the series on Saturday, March 30.