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Well firstly, Wow! To win 2 in a row at Flemington is a big deal, but to do it with such an exciting horse does really get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up! Hats off to Darren Weir/Jarrad McLean for superb management of our boy and I can’t wait to see him again in what will be a very big test of the 2400 meters of the Mornington Cup. It’s not a usual progression and normally you wouldn’t attempt such a feat, but we don’t have a normal horse on our hands, he could be a special horse and the sky is the limit. The Mornington Cup is on the 24th of March and if we win, it’s a ballot free race for the Caulfield Cup which means we are straight in it! I forgot to thank Mark for a great ride yet again!
Well we have finally won our maiden at our 7th start and after our first start at the Valley I thought we would of cracked it much earlier, but as they say the maiden is always the hardest race to win and I am sure we all appreciate just that bit more after some luckless runs. Ben needs a lot of credit as he had her in the right spot, give her room on the turn and although she looks to lay in a little late, she had this field covered on ability. Interesting what Ben said post-race as he feels she will be a more effective horse on a wet track , so we have to keep that in mind going forward when placing her. One thing he did say was that she has a motor and when ask to quicken she did it very nicely.
Kings Will Dream scores Flemington victory
Trainer Darren Weir is loathe to spell a horse in winning form but is in a quandary over what to do with Kings Will Dream.
The English import remains unbeaten in Australia after taking out the Goodwood Racecourse Handicap at Flemington on Saturday.
Ridden by Mark Zahra, Kings Will Dream was sent out the $2.05 favourite before winning by a length from Notio ($9.50) with Downhearted ($6.50) 1-1/4 lengths away third.
Kings Will Dream won his Australian debut at Warrnambool in early January before scoring at Ballarat later that month.
“Everything’s been great at home but his coat is still not there yet,” Weir said.
“Looking at him in the yard you would say there was a lot of improvement to come from him, but it doesn’t always work that way.
“The European’s normally get better at their next preparations but it’s pretty hard to turn them out while they’re winning.”
Kings Will Dream is trained from the beach at Warrnambool but Weir had considered switching the four-year-old to his country property at Maldon.
“Jarrod McLean, who runs my Warrnambool stable, and Tyson Kermond, who rides him in his work, say he’s not an easy ride and I thought about sending him up the farm,” Weir said.
“Night’s Watch was a similar horse and going up to the farm, working on the heavy sand, was the making of him.
“It’s just helps their manners.”
Kings Will Dream’s win completed a winning treble for Zahra following victories aboard Prairie Fire in The Asian Executive Stakes and Spanish Reef in the TCL TV Handicap.
Congratulations to the owners of our import KINGS WILL DREAM with his third, and unbeaten win in Australia at Ballarat over 1400m.