SHORT term plans remain modest with My Field Marshal as he works towards another Group One target.
Successful at Club Menangle tonight, the son of Art Major will “just race there in a couple of weeks” according to trainer Tim Butt.
Long range Butt has his sights on the Len Smith Mile which is due to be conducted at the world class venue on June 28.
My Field Marshal captured the 2017 edition of the sprint in 1:50.2.
“There is nothing for him next week as the Bathurst Gold Crown is on,” Butt said. “I’ll keep finding races for him at Menangle and he’ll just race there in a couple of weeks.
“He will then race again a fortnight after that and keep racing along in the same way until the Len Smith Mile.
“There’s nothing major on for him between now and then so we’ll just keep him going and hope he keeps his form.
“He is healthy and sound and should win his fair share as he keeps going.”
Driven by Jack Trainor during his latest triumph, My Field Marshal began quickly from barrier 10 to settle behind Replaced Eye which led from gate three.
Angled away from the pegs leaving the back straight, the stallion quickly dashed to the front before scoring by two-and-a-half metres from Alpine Stride, with Lucky Lombo a short half-head away third.
Covering the mile in 1:51.1, My Field Marshal extended his record to 29 wins and 23 placings from 72 starts for earnings of $1,483,822.
“He was never going to be beaten,” Butt said. “Although it looked like he was in a bit of trouble halfway up the straight, he jogged it in.
“With the staff restrictions at the track I’ve stayed home and watched him on TV with my son Riley taking him in tonight.
“Riley does a lot of the work with him so I sent him along.”