Fell Swoop To Go To Darley Classic

Star Canberra sprinter Fell Swoop will go to the Group 1 Darley Classic at Flemington on Saturday week, trainer Matt Dale has confirmed.

Dale says Fell Swoop has come though his 0.2L defeat in the Manikato Stakes of “really good order” and will go back to Melbourne at peak.

Dale says the gelding has shown that he’s right up to Group 1 standard and believes there is more to come.

Dale says Rocket Commander has also come through her 0.8L Group 3 Mooney Valley near-miss over the mile in excellent order.

He says the stable is “still working her out” but she’s hitting the line hard and will be tried next at the 2000m in the Matriarch at Flemington on Saturday week.   

Dale says with the travel and tough racing both horses were entitled to be a bit flat after, but he says they haven’t missed a beat.