WARRNAMBOOL trainer Aaron Purcell hopes his decision to run his imported stayer Swacadelic in the $300,000 Geelong Cup on Wednesday, instead of the $60,000 Hamilton Cup on Sunday, pays dividends.
Purcell also saddles up his promising three-year-old Zoffman in the $120,000 Geelong Classic – the other feature race on the nine-race card.
Purcell said he was worried the track at Hamilton may be too heavy for Swacadelic.
“I gave it some thought of going to Hamilton but we've had a lot of rain down here,” Purcell said. “Swacadelic handles it heavy but not really heavy. I'm just prepared to forget his last run in the Bart Cummings, it was just a disaster. He’s worked well at home since that performance.”
Zoffman, a $50,000 yearling purchase won his fifth start a distance maiden over 2053 metres at Warrnambool and the run pleased the quietly-spoken Purcell.