Adelaide-based Happy Trails and Miracles Of Life galloped together at Morphettville this morning as they work towards a return to Melbourne for the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival.
The wet weather in Adelaide has disrupted the preparations of both horses so trainers Paul Beshara and Daniel Clarken took the opportunity to work the Group 1 winning pair together on the grass track after scheduled jump-outs were cancelled.
Happy Trails is set to resume in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) at Morphetville on August 10 and Beshara said the Good Journey gelding really needed the work he undertook today to help him get back to full fitness.
“He went beautiful, they both went really good,” Beshara told Racing Ahead.
“After his gallop he really had a good blow, which he really needed.
“At the moment he is fat because he isn’t getting the work in because we have had it so wet down here and you can’t get the gallops in.
“Daniel Clarken is in the same boat with Miracles of Life and that is why we worked them together.”
Clarken has been forced to revise the comeback plans for Miracles Of Life due to the wet weather but he is hopeful she will be ready to resume in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on August 17.
The rising trainer was delighted to get the opportunity to give his star filly a serious workout and, like Beshara, emphasized just how badly she needed the gallop.
“We had the opportunity this morning to get on the grass and Paul wanted to do a bit with Happy Trails so I thought we would tag along and do a little bit together,” Clarken told Racing Ahead.
“This morning did her the world of good as she has been busting to do something and we got the opportunity to do that this morning.
“It worked out beautifully for her.”
Happy Trails and Miracles Of Life both ran out a strong last 400 metres with neither trainer willing to say who won the jump-out.