Doomben Key To Kelly Schweida’S Plans

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War horse Outraged will take another step at in a carefully mapped out plan to avenge his defeat in the last .

Outraged will step up to 2200m for the first time since a break in Saturday's Shoot Out Quality.

It will be his final hit-out before the $1 million Trophy (2200m) at the on January 12.

Outraged has been a loyal servant for trainer Kelly Schweida, winning 10 races including the 2016 .

But perhaps his best effort was third in this year's Millions Trophy in a three-way photo with and Sedanzer.

Schweida is sure with any luck Outraged would have won.

“It isn't just me saying it. There was only about $500,000 difference in prize money between first and third,” Schweida said.

Since then Schweida has been planning another crack at the Millions with the Shoot Out Quality a vital component.

Outraged has gone up in distance at each start in unsuitable races since resuming in mid-November.

“Doomben isn't his best track but he handles it and these days he is best at 2200 and 2400 metres,” Schweida said.

Schweida will run tough gelding in Quality as a final lead-up to the .

“He is drawn poorly on Saturday but needs to run,” Schweida said.

He also has Gala Miss in the B J McLachlan Stakes and she needs a top-four finish to ensure she qualifies for the Magic Millions Classic.

“She is of mine to draw poorly but once again she has to run,” Schweida said.

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