A horse always well regarded by his trainer Tony McEvoy, Swipeline was impressive breaking through for his first victory at Morphettville on Boxing Day.
Enduring a tough run sitting wide from an outside gate, the lightly raced three-year-old was not set an easy task dropping back from 1514m to 1200m but he still proved too strong.
Having only his fifth start, the son of Sequalo has not always enjoyed the best of runs in his races.
“I’ve always had a bit of opinion about Swipeline but he hasn’t had much luck,” McEvoy said, adding that “now that he has broken through I believe he can go on with the job.”
Bred by Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Swipeline fetched $85,000 during the second session of the 2011 William Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. He is the second foal produced by the Encosta de Lago mare Encapsulate, a daughter of the stakes placed imported mare Anemone Garden.
Swipeline was part of a good pre-Christmas period for the ever consistent Sequalo - other winners including Regillus (1.8 length winner at the Sunshine Coast), Camara Lad (1.8 length maiden winner at Toowoomba), Bahsa (easy winner of two in a row at Toowoomba) and of course super filly Missy Longstocking.