Fitzpatrick welcomes star pacer Fly Like An Eagle

12:26 PM 20 Nov 2013 NZDT
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New Zealand Cup runner up Fly Like An Eagle has soared into Sydney and will attempt to qualify for the Miracle Mile by winning Saturday night's Cordina Sprint at Tabcorp Park Menangle. Trainer Paul Fitzpatrick welcomed the Kaikoura Cup winner into his stable on Tuesday and is hoping for a strong showing this weekend.

"I can't really do much in such a short time, I have had a good chat with former trainer Mark Purdon and he has given me a good idea of what I am dealing with, he has joined my stable in peak form," Fitzpatrick said.

"Something similar happened with Auckland Reactor during his career, unfortunately not everything went to plan with him but after Fly Like An Eagle drew so well on Saturday night I'm expecting a pretty big effort."

Fitzpatrick confirmed that he knew for nearly a fortnight that Fly Like An Eagle would be joining his stable for a shot at the Miracle Mile.

"The horse has been bought to send to America and John Curtin is the agent for the sale, he spoke with me a couple of weeks ago and mentioned there was a possibility that Fly Like An Eagle would be coming across, I'm not too sure how long he will stay here for but I think they might be keen to target some of the bigger Victorian races as well."

Meanwhile Fitzpatrick is hoping Lous Lad can continue on his winning way this weekend after scoring back to back victories since resuming from a break.

"I hadn't really planned on a Miracle Mile campaign with him because he has always just been below the very best ones but I'm really pleased with how he has come back since the spell and in the back of my mind has always been the Bohemia Crystal Free For All on Miracle Mile night."

"He hasn't taken any harm from the run on Saturday night on the wet track, his recovery was very good but it is going to mean that he will have four runs in the space of four weeks."

Courtesy of Harness Racing New South Wales


 

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