Osborne Bulls Favourite For Regal Roller

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missed out on his chance in one Group One handicap earlier this year but begins his charge towards another when he resumes in the at Caulfield.

The -owned gelding has seven wins from 10 starts and was being readied for a crack at the (1350m) in Brisbane in June but was stranded as second emergency and did not gain a start.

The five-year-old is set to make his season return in Saturday's Listed 1200m race at Caulfield with trainer indicating the race is part of a program towards next month's Group One Sir (1400m) at the same track.

“All going well we'll probably work towards the Rupert Clarke,” Cummings said.

Osborne Bulls, to be ridden by , was the $3.30 favourite for the Regal Roller on Thursday in a field reduced to 10 runners after the scratching of popular sprinter for the second weekend in a row.

“Osborne Bulls still has residual fitness from his autumn campaign when we hoped he might sneak into the Stradbroke,” Cummings said.

“He's an exciting horse who's never run a bad race.”

“All he knows is to hit the line.”

Last Saturday's Group Three Aurie's Star Handicap third placegetter was on the second line of betting on Thursday at $4.20 ahead of consistent sprinter Inn Keeper ($5.50) who is also an acceptor in Saturday's in Adelaide.

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