CLASSY pacer My Field Marshal will spend Christmas doing what most of us would love – enjoying Western Australia.
With the state’s Summer Carnival about to begin, the son of Art Major will be sent across the Nullarbor to tackle several key features.
Beginning with the $50,000 Village Kid Sprint on December 28, My Field Marshal has also been aimed at the $300,000 Fremantle Cup on January 11 and the $450,000 WA Cup a week later.
Sent for a spell following his unplaced run in The Backs A Fake at Albion Park on July 21, My Field Marshal returned with an “arrogant” win at Tabcorp Park Menangle yesterday.
Thrilled with the stallion’s performance, trainer Tim Butt detailed My Field Marshal’s festive season itinerary.
“He will come down to Melbourne by road tonight and get here in the morning,” Butt said. “Then he is booked on a flight to Perth, which leaves at 3am on Thursday.
“After that he will have a quiet day or two to settle in then wind up for a race on the 28th.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way he has come back this time in.
“He’s had a good solid preparation and was ready to run a good race, but the way he won was just arrogant.”
Driven by ‘young gun’ reinsman Chris Geary, My Field Marshal was caught wide from the outside of the front row before eventually settling in the one-one as his stablemate Raukapuka Ruler set the pace.
Angled three-wide around the final bend, the seven-year-old dashed to an easy win from Raukapuka Ruler and Pachacuti.
“He did a bit of work early but just jogged it in at the end,” Butt said. “That was an ideal first-up run and will put him in good shape for the trip to Perth.”
Covering the mile in 1:50.9, My Field Marshal was the final leg of a treble for Butt, who was triumphant with Rocker Band and Bettermatch earlier in the day.