Dale has a chance at another Highway Handicap 2016

Circle Game will be out to add to trainer Matthew Dale’s success in Sydney’s Highway Handicaps when the races restricted to country NSW and ACT-trained horses return at Randwick.

Lightly raced filly Circle Game, who Dale describes as a work in progress, is equal $5 favourite in Saturday’s 1200m event and could become the trainer’s fifth winner of a Highway Handicap since they were introduced in October.

The most recent was run in late February before the races took a back seat during the bulk of the autumn carnival.

“They are back on every Saturday pretty much now which is good,” Canberra-based Dale said.

“It’s a good initiative.”

Circle Game raced three times in her first campaign for a Moruya placing, a Canberra maiden win and a midfield finish in a three-year-old fillies’ race at Caulfield won by Alaskan Rose.

“She’s still a work in progress and is quite a raw filly,” Dale said.

He said the daughter of Snitzel had done the work for her first-up assignment having had two unofficial jump-outs on her home track.

“Having only had the three starts I think whatever she does tomorrow she’ll improve on, not in fitness but in experience,” he said.

“She’s got a bit of quality about her but she is still learning her race craft.”


Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au

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