Fell Swoop to Contest the TJ Smith

Matthew Dale said that he will be at TJ Smith with his six-year-old. He opted to take Fell Swoop to the beach on Friday because he didn’t want to risk him in the 1200m William Reid. He wanted him to have more time to relax so that he can prepare himself for the 3 star Kingdom Stake on Saturday at Rosehill. Even though, he said that he had initially planned to have Fell Swoop take part in the races at Moonee Valley but he jarred up on the firm track. At this point, Dale thought that it would not be appropriate to give him a trip but instead chose to have him relax and prepare for the Rosehill contest.
A good show at Rosehill will give him a favorable chance to contest the TJ Smith race. Fell Swoop finished third and second in the previous two TJ smiths. He has a good chance of beating the former world’s top sprinter (Chautauqua) who has in the recent past struggled to leave the gates. Canberra had initially planned to have Fell Swoop take part in both races but changed his mind after realizing that he could not cope with the workload. So if he can manage to run on the mark at Rosehill it will give him a chance in the TJ.Dale is hopeful that the Rosehill track will still be wet on Saturday after it was rated heavy during the last Saturday’s Golden Slipper. He observed that Fell Swoop struggled through the last few meters because of the condition of the Flemington track. So he thinks that a wet track will give the horse an added advantage because he always prefers a wet surface.
Elsewhere, it is now official that Her Time has joined the group one club. Smith said that they have had to wait for 12 months to win a group 1 race after Her Time won the Galaxy at Rosehill bagging a $700,000 prize on Saturday. Even though, Smith admitted that he had panicked a little bit but thanked Her Time for the job well done. He said that he didn’t know what to say but was certain that the mare will be Redzel’s biggest challenger in the TJ Smith Stakes in a fortnight. Last year, the mare couldn’t get a spot in the Everest but Smith believes that she could have won the race if she got a chance.

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