A rare scheduling of a 900m-race on a metropolitan Saturday meeting has given flying mare Darktown Strutter the chance to maintain an outstanding run of success.
The Gold Coast has about seven Saturday metropolitan meetings a year and only three of those feature 900m-races.
Darktown Strutter is chasing her seventh win from just 11 starts in the Garrards Plate (900m).
If statistics mean anything Darktown Strutter is already over the line on Saturday.
She has won four from four at the Gold Coast, three from three at the track and distance, and both her previous second-up runs.
The mare has won six races and never run a minor placing.
But trainer Kelly Schweida doesn’t think things are as simple as that.
“I have always liked her and she does have a good record. But she is up in class and this will be a test for her,” Schweida said.
“One thing is she will get her preferred dry track on Saturday.”
Darktown Strutter is by boom sire I Am Invincible and is a valuable broodmare prospect with Schweida keen to get a stakes win with the four-year-old this season.