Tralee Rose

Tralee Rose (Image: Racing Photos)

High aims for returning Rose

Lexus Melbourne Cup hopeful Tralee Rose has recovered from minor knee surgery and is back in work as trainer Symon Wilde sets his sights high for the spring.

The dominant off-season performer, who ran fourth in the Adelaide Cup as a $1.85 favourite, is currently $51 for the Lexus Melbourne Cup after being as short as $21.

Wilde told he was happy with how the stable star had returned as they build her fitness up towards the spring.

"She's done a couple of weeks, we are just building towards the spring with her," Wilde said.

"She had a minor operation on her knee and all seems to be good at the moment. She's come through it well.

"She is ticking along beautifully.

"We are not quite sure where we will kick her off yet. We are trying to work around The Bart Cummings, a couple of runs into The Bart Cummings."