Straight to the front and never in any danger of defeat – at Morphettville on Saturday in-form galloper Swipeline proved three lengths too classy for his rivals over 1200, the son of Sequalo recording his second easy win in a row.
“I was just the passenger!” enthused jockey Harry Coffey – “he just wanted to go and I steered.”
At one stage leading the field by six lengths, Swipeline travelled strongly throughout although trainer Tony McEvoy admitted to being concerned.
“I was a bit nervous in the run,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of 1200m races at Morphettville where the lead has one hard and has been claimed over the final stages.”
“But I have always felt this horse was a bit better than average and he is now proving it.”
A trip south to Flemington during Melbourne Cup week is on the cards for Swipeline who has now won three of his ten starts.
Swipeline was one of five Saturday winners for Sequalo – Missy Longstocking taking out the Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield whilst Accelero (Mackay), Apache Sox (six lengths, Gayndah) and Apache Pup (Gayndah) were also in fine form.
October has been great for Sequalo – at only half way through the month the evergreen stallion represented by 11 winners and more black type with Spirit Of Boom a game second in the Group 2 Gilgai Stakes at Flemington.