MIRACLE Mile champion King Of Swing will make his highly-anticipated return during the weekend.
Sent for a well-earned spell following his success in Australasia’s premier sprint, King Of Swing will contest the open class event at Club Menangle on Saturday night.
Having his fifth start for leading trainer Craig Cross, King Of Swing captured the Miracle Mile in 1:48 when driven by Luke McCarthy on March 7.
Two starts prior the son of Rocknroll Hanover secured the prestigious A G Hunter Cup in Melton with Gary Hall junior in the cart.
“He had a good long break and is feeling terrific,” Cross said. “He certainly thrived during his time off and has come back big and strong.”
As for his pending assignment, King Of Swing has drawn the outside of the front over 1609 metres.
Despite the five-year-old being first-up for nearly five months and facing a difficult draw, Cross is confident King Of Swig can pick up his winning streak where he left it.
“He’s had plenty of work put into him, including some solid hit outs around Menangle,” Cross said.
“He is certainly forward to win fresh from a spell even from that draw.”
King Of Swing is one of five entrants Cross has in the Group Three, with his stablemate Replaced Eye considered the main danger.
Also by Rocknroll Hanover, Replaced Eye has notched three wins and six placings from his last 10 starts.
“Replaced Eye is in top form and is the one most likely,” Cross said.