Tofane breaks her maiden at Ballarat (Image: Racing Photos)

Tofane (Image: Racing Photos)

Tofane eyes return after setback

Flemington trainer Mike Moroney is looking north with Group 1-winning mare Tofane.

The five-year-old ramped up her preparations for a return by winning a jumpout at Flemington on Friday after suffering a significant setback.

"She had a kidney infection," Moroney said.

"She had to go to Werribee (Vet Hospital) for a while. It was lucky we picked it up.

"They basically put her on drips and change antibiotics until they get the right one.

"She just got some sort of bug. She was just running a slight temperature, so we treated her for it and it came back down.

"And it was just our vet walked past one day and said her urine smelt funny. So we thought we better run a blood off her and we picked it up off her blood.

"It was really lucky."

WATCH: Tofane's jumpout (pink, pink with grey diamonds)

Moroney said he was pleased with Tofane's jumpout.

"She had a pretty easy one, first one back," he said.

"She hit the line without being moved on. Mark Zahra rode her and was very happy with her.

"She looks particularly well and looks like she's over the problems she has had."

Moroney said a trip to Sydney is on the cards.

"We might run on the last day, the Listed 1200-metre race and then head up to Queensland, all going well," Moroney said.