CAN Australasia’s fastest pacer end a long running winning streak this weekend?
Poised to make his racing return at Club Menangle on Saturday night, My Field Marshal is set to contest the opening event on the card for trainer Tim Butt.
The southern hemisphere’s quickest standardbred thanks to his 1:46.9 win in the 2018 Miracle Mile, My Field Marshal will be first-up since his unplaced effort at the same venue last May.
Adding to the enormity of the task, the son of Art Major has drawn wide in barrier 10, with his opponents including a rampaging Cash N Flow.
Racing in exhilarating fashion, Cash N Flow has won his last 11 starts, including six sub 1:50 performances.
The son of Mach Three has been kept fresh since scoring in 1:49.9 a fortnight ago.
As for the question at the beginning of the article, Butt is less than confident of My Field Marshal halting Cash N Flow’s winning sequence.
A $1.22 favourite with TAB Fixed Odds, Cash N Flow will begin from gate 11.
My Field Marshal is the second elect at $6.
“We all know anything can happen in racing, but I can’t see Marshal beating Cash N Flow,” Butt said.
“He’ll be out there doing his best, but there are a few elements against him.
“Along with the draw, the large field, the way the race will be run and him being first-up for four months all come into it.
“We’ll just have to hope for luck on the night and see how it goes.”