Lees no longer Dreaming of Championships glory
KRIS Lees got his first Provincial Championships Final contender when Just Dreaming won yesterday.
After getting back in the field, the Snitzel four-year-old produced a sensational effort to beat fellow qualifiers Manhattan Mist and Witches with Aaron Bullock on board.
Bullock knew he was on a winner as the field straightened.
“When I made most of the ground from the 600m to the 400m, I was quietly confident,” Bullock.
“Kris thought I’d be in the second or third line but I was a bit further back than that and at the 600m I was in a position where I kept getting flushed. “Full credit to her. “Kris has taken the blinkers off her this preparation and it’s worked wonders.” Bullock said that the speed in the race changed a number of times but his mare was able to cope with anything thrown at her.
Bullock said the final would be very competitive once again despite looking a touch above the two other qualifiers she beat home yesterday.
“It’s going to be a pretty good final with these first three in it,” he said.
“It was a good win in a funny-run race.” Stable representative Cameren Swan said he expected the mare to further improve after yesterday’s run for the $500,000 final at Randwick on April 14, especially if the track gets some rain.
“She’s going to be even better at 1400m, especially if there’s a bit of rain about which there can be at this time of the year,’’ he said.