Fell Swoop In Order For Saturday’s Oakleigh Plate
Star Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop is primed for his resumption in Saturday’s 2017 Group 1 Oakleigh Plate at Caulfield. Trainer Matt Dale says Fell Swoop had his final gallop on the Canberra course proper this morning (Tuesday 21 February) working the Melbourne way. He says all is in order for Saturday’s race.
Damien Oliver takes the ride and has an unblemished record on the Not A Single Doubt gelding. Dale said he reserved Fell Swoop for the 2017 Oakleigh Plate after assessing the depth of last Saturday's Lightning Stakes at Flemington, won by Terravista. Fell Swoop missed a lip first-up in last year’s Oakleigh Plate and this campaign the Newmarket is shaping as his second-up assignment on the way to the rich TJ Smith Stakes.
He will be looking to go one better off his placing behind Chautauqua in 2016 TJ Smith.