Smith Dreams of more G1 success
BROADMEADOW ALAN GOLLOGLY GROUP 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes winner EL DORADO DREAMING is starting to build momentum as she prepares for her middle distance Spring campaign.
The daughter of Ilovethiscity was only out for a steady gallop over 800m in 56.50 ( last 600m 41.20) on Saturday morning and looked superb order.
Trainer Ben Smith will have a barrier trial planned in the next week or two and then it will be all Black Type racing from August to November.
Stablemate, and also Group 1 The Galaxy winner, IN HER TIME is back in training but only doing pacework as her grand final is The Everest on Saturday, October 13.
Thrice Group 1 winner LE ROMAIN worked on the course proper (14m out) and was under restraint doing a cruisy 800m in 56.00 (39.40).
Ten minutes earlier, exciting soon to be three-year- old GRAFF was also on the main track where he clocked 55.80 (38.70). Good horse.
An indication that MISS FABULASS may be heading to Melbourne in October was when she worked the reverse way in 57.00 (42.20).
After being desperately unlucky a maiden on debut at Rosehill in late February, the daughter of Frankel was dispatched to the paddock with a low grade virus.
SMART MELODY has returned from her two week R and R at Ellalong Farm and she glided around the sand track in 59.20 (44.60).
The daughter of Smart Missile has won her only two starts at Newcastle and Canterbury by a combined 10-plus lengths. GUARD OF HONOUR looked as healthy as ever as he glided around the sand in 58.50 (43.00) with Aaron Bullock in the saddle.
A Listed/Group 3 sprint down the Flemington straight is under consideration during Cup week. LADY OF SHALOTT, who bolted up on debut at Muswellbrook in April before running third the Listed Woodlands at Scone a few weeks later, is gearing up for late August return to competition.
The daughter of Camelot – Lady Of Shalott was a character in the play – has matured into a fine specimen and will undoubtedly graduate to city level.
HALLELUJAH BOY had a glow in his coat when working over 1200m in a comfortable 1.24.90 (42.25).
The chestnut will be aiming for the hat-trick in Saturday’s Benchmark 90 (2000m) at Rosehill. ALIFEROUS, a daughter of the recently deceased Hinchinbrook, has trained on smoothly since her debut win and may also be headed to Rosehill.
She looked the part galloping over 1000m in a hard held 1.08.50 (39.00).
Spotted a nice unraced rising three-year- old filly working steadily over 600m last week and she is by Pierro out of former classy two-year- old Elimbari her name is TIPPLER.
Hoofnote: Looking forward to Friday’s barrier trials at Newcastle as many Spring contenders will be on the menu including Magic Millions traffic victim
El Dorado Dreaming looks in good order as she prepares for her return.