Fell Swoop Looking To Scale Greater Heights

The richest turf race in the world is on the radar for star Canberra Sprinter Fell Swoop.

Trainer Matt Dale is looking to find a spot for Fell Swoop in the $10m Everest at Randwick on 14 October (1200m).

The race will have 12 runners at weight-for age and local and international buyers were able to purchase a ‘slot’ in the race for $1.8m over the next three years — $600,000 per year.

The slots have been sold and the ‘owners’ will be able to trade their positions or partner with owners who do not have a slot.

Dale has initiated discussion with parties to enable his classy sprinter to participate in the race and will plan the gelding’s campaign accordingly.

The Everest is expected to attract global participation.

Fell Swoop is spelling for a month following his brave third in the TJ Smith.

His immediate assignment is the Group 2 Victory Stakes in Queensland which he won last year and he will then race for Group 1 glory in the Doomben 10,000 (1200m) and the Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m), before spelling in Queensland for four weeks. He will then be prepared for the Everest.

Dale is confident Fell Swoop would be very competitive in the $10m race. He has placed in last year’s Oakleigh Plate, and has placed as well in the last two TJ Smith’s at Randwick all at Group 1 level.