Fell Swoop Hot Favourite For Saturday’s 2016 Victory Stakes

Classy Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop has been posted hot favourite for Saturday’s 2016 Victory Stakes Group 2 at Doomben.

The Matt Dale-trained gelding is currently $1.70 on TAB fixed odds for the $200,000 feature sprint to be run over 1200m.

Jay Ford, who has been a top striker in Canberra with the Dale stable, will have his first ride on Fell Swoop following the suspension of Damien Oliver.

Fell Swoop has raced three times this autumn — all at Group 1 level — for runner up finishes in the 2016 TJ Smith Stakes and the 2016 Oakleigh Plate and a fourth in the 2016 Galaxy.

Fell Swoop is being prepared for his Queensland assignments at Matt Dunn’s Murwillumbah stables, which Dale says provides similarities to the galloper’s ‘more relaxed’ Canberra training environment.