HORSHAM-OWNED May’s Dream has booked a berth in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas after saluting at Caulfield on Sunday.
The three-year-old daughter of New Approach and She’s Archie took out the first race on the card, the $80,000 Procal Dairies Handicap, in convincing fashion.
Horsham racehorse owner and breeder Worrall Dunn, who owns May’s Dream along with a White Hart Hotel syndicate, was thrilled with the win.
“There’s a big group of us down at Caulfield and we’re all celebrating,” he said.
Dunn said jockey Nick Hall rode the race according to plan.
“We drew the outside barrier and we always planned to sit back and come from behind,” he said.
May’s Dream started favourite at $2.50 and scored a one-and-a-quarter length victory over the David Hayes-trained Bulbula, $4.20. May’s Dream is trained by Ballarat’s Darren Weir.
Dunn and Weir have a long association, with Weir also training She’s Archie, who finished second to the mighty mare Makybe Diva in the 2003 Melbourne Cup.
She’s Archie sadly broke down in the 2004 cup race.
The pair has high hopes for She’s Archie’s daughter this spring and also has its sights set on the VRC Oaks at Flemington on November 7.
Dunn said things were looking good.
“We didn’t know if we’d win this one. Each race has been about building her up for the guineas,” he said.
“We’re the favourite now. That could change though.”
The Thousand Guineas will be run over 1600 metres at Caulfield on October 16.