Famous Seamus back in Liverpool City Cup
27 Feb 2016The positives outweigh the negatives by two to one for Famous Seamus (Elusive City x Clinique) going into the Liverpool City Cup, a race not originally on his program.
Trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith planned to start the Group One winner in the Canterbury Stakes but has brought things forward a week to Saturday's Group Three 1300m sprint at Randwick.
"I put him into the race to see what weight he would get," Mayfield-Smith said.
"I thought he would get 60-1/2 kilos but he gets in with 59 which is pretty good.
"He will also get a firm track which is in his favour but once again he's come up with a bad barrier in Sydney."
Famous Seamus has barrier 12 of 16 but will come in two spots if the first two emergencies don't gain a start.
"I was happy with his trials and this race fits into his program," Mayfield-Smith said.
"Obviously with him it's weather dependent and we don't want to run him on wet tracks.
"The William Reid Stakes in Melbourne is a race we are looking at or maybe he could run in the Galaxy but the TJ Smith is the aim, depending on the weather."
The Group One William Reid Stakes (1100m) is at Moonee Valley on March 24.