A FEW light days before another Group One assault are in order for quality pacer My Field Marshal.
Unbeaten from three starts this season, the son of Art Major earned “a bit of rest” by capturing last night’s Fremantle Cup at Gloucester Park.
Thrilled with the seven-year-old’s performance trainer Tim Butt has already set his sights on next week’s Western Australia Cup at the same venue.
“I couldn’t be happier with the way he is going,” Butt said. “He has really come into his own.
“That was a solid run from him and he got to the line well.”
Driven by Butt’s brother, Anthony, My Field Marshal began quickly to lead from barrier two as Vampiro, Rocknroll Lincoln and then Our Max Phactor raced on his outside.
With Galactic Star issuing a three-wide challenge leaving the back straight, My Field Marshal responded brilliantly along the home stretch to score by a metre-and-a-half.
Vultan Tin was two-metres away third in 1:55.6 over 2536 metres.
“He rolled along at a descent speed and still found plenty up the straight which was good to see,” Butt said.
Following his Pacing Cup engagement My Field Marshal will return east for his Miracle Mile defence.
The southern hemisphere’s premier sprint – which carried a purse of $1million – is scheduled to be run at Tabcorp Park Menangle on March 2.
“The Miracle Mile will be main aim with him after the WA Cup, but he may go in the Hunter Cup on the way home,” Butt said.
“He has to go through Melbourne to get back to Sydney, so depending how he is after the acing the long trip, he might go in the Hunter.”