STAR pacer My Field Marshal kick-started his Western Australian campaign on the perfect note at Gloucester Park last night.
Sent across the Nullarbor in preparation for next month’s Fremantle and WA Cups, the son of Art Major captured the Group Two Village Kid Pace.
Thrilled with the stallion’s progress this preparation, trainer Tim Butt is positive My Field Marshal will improve before the Fremantle Cup on January 11.
“He’s had two runs back from a spell and gone great in both,” Butt said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way he is going.
“He won at Menangle and now after the trip to Perth has done it again.
“He has settled in really well here and will be kept ticking along on the training track which will tighten him right up.
“All going well there is no doubt he will be better for the Cup in a couple of weeks.”
Driven by Butt’s brother, Anthony, during his latest win, My Field Marshal led throughout from barrier five to account for Our Max Phactor and Runrunjimmydunn in 1:54 over 1730 metres.
“He got out of gate well and had it all under control once he got to the front,” Butt said. “He loafed a bit during the last 50-odd metres, but it was a nice run and it was good to see him get around the track comfortably.”