Smart Missile Fires at Trial

August 5, 2011

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Smart Missile Fires at Trial

Anthony Cummings’ Group One-bound colt Smart Missile produced a blistering trial at Randwick on Friday morning, impressing jockey Glen Boss and proving their potential as the three-year-old to watch this spring.

Smart Missile

Smart Missile is on track for the 2011 Golden Slipper

The mid-morning heat featured seven colts and geldings, Smart Missile coasting to a one and a half length victory over the 728 metre sprint ahead of Full Blast and the fellow Cummings-trained Fontelina.

It was the son of Fastnet Rock’s first track appearance since Smart Missile was controversially scratched at the barriers of the Golden Slipper, subsequently won by Peter Snowden’s star galloper Sepoy.

Leading up to the Golden Slipper, Smart Missile was able to get the better of Sepoy in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) defeating the Group 1 winner by nearly a length at Rosehill on March 19.

They remain the only horse to have beaten Sepoy on the track, this highlighting their untapped potential ahead of the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival features.

Smart Missile currently remains unbeaten, having also won on debut at Randwick in the Listed NSW Breeders Plate (1000m) on October 2, 2010.

Melbourne Cup winning hoop Glen Boss has been aboard Smart Missile for both of their career starts and wins, and was also in the mount for their heat success this morning.

“He was not out there to do anything special, I hardly moved on him and he just towed me along,” Boss said.

“He does it with ridiculous ease.

“I’m surprised how quickly he goes considering how easily he does it.”

Cummings confirmed that Smart Missile was on way to the 2011 Golden Rose, the $1 million feature to take place at Rosehill on September 10, and that he was likely to resume in the $125,000 Group 3 Run To The Rose (1200m) on August 27.

Earlier Boss indicated that he would not be available to partner Smart Missile first-up having already committed to riding Australia Guineas – AJC Derby double winner Shamrocker in her resuming run, the $200,000 Group 2 Memsie Stakes (1400m), at Caulfield on the same day.

After this morning’s blistering barrier trial success, however, Boss will turn his back on Danny O’Brien’s mare and stick with Smart Missile who he rates as one of the most exciting gallopers he has ridden in recent years.

“You won’t be getting me off him,” Boss said.

“Good colts like this only come along every now and then.

“I’ll only miss the Memsie meeting then after that there shouldn’t be any other clashes in the schedule with him and Shamrocker.

“At this stage he’s as promising a young three-year-old as I think I’ve been on for a long, long time.

“There’s a long way to go and you don’t want to go off too soon but you wouldn’t be getting me off his back, that’s for sure.”

Trainer Cummings was also pleased with Smart Missile’s performance and said it was full steam ahead for the Golden Rose.

“I’m pretty happy with that, he’s on track to do what we want,” he said.

Golden Rose 2011 betting is already open at Luxbet, with Smart Missile the $4.60 second favourite behind Sepoy.

With Snowden suggesting Sepoy could miss the Rose and stick solely to the races in Melbourne this prep, Smart Missile is likely to firm right into odds-on territory come Golden Rose Day.

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