Plymouth Road to return to Randwick

Plymouth Road - Bradley Photography
Plymouth Road

Bradley Photography

Trainer Matthew Smith has no regrets about missing a stakes opportunity with Plymouth Road believing the gelding has plenty of time to get to that level.

After his dominant win over 2400 metres at Randwick on June 23, connections were tempted to back up in Saturday's Listed Winter Cup at Rosehill.

Smith believed Plymouth Road was not well-weighted in that race and instead he will head to Saturday's Benchmark 80 race over 2400m at Randwick.

"He likes wet tracks which it seems he will get again," Smith said.

"He loves to get out and into his own rhythm. He is ideally suited to winter tracks and 2400 metres and maybe even further so we will keep going through the grades and see where it takes us.

"Adam Hyeronimus rode him perfectly last start and he will be on again."

Plymouth Road was one of 12 nominations taken for the race on Monday which included stablemates La Courbette and Villador.

Neither will run with Smith putting Villador on a float to Melbourne on Monday night to run at Sandown on Wednesday and La Courbette heading to the Banjo Paterson Series Final at Flemington on Saturday, with both looking for firmer tracks. -AAP


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