Multiple Group winning Sydney mare Streama will progress to the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) in fine form after her strong win in the $220,000, Group 2 Yellowglen Tristarc Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Streama shows her class under Hugh Bowman in the Tristarc Stakes, picture sportpix.com.au
Streama won the Group 1 ATC Australian Oaks over 2400 metres during her three-year-old season but her trainer Guy Walter has kept her to shorter trips in her spring preparation to have her ready for the $1 million Myer Classic at Flemington on VRC Derby day.
Streama built fitness for her Melbourne trip with solid runs in the Listed Sheraco Stakes and Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m) before improving third-up to won the Tristarc Stakes in dominant fashion.
Jockey Hugh Bowman sent Streama straight to the front controlling the tempo to suit his mount, before asking the daughter of Stratum to quicken early in the straight with the $3.10 favourite Mosheen on her outside.
Mosheen’s challenge was short-lived, leaving Streama to hold off fellow Group I winner Pear Tart (Dehere)and consistent galloper Red Tracer (Dane Shadow) to post a 1-1/4-length victory.
“She is a terrific mare and it’s great to see her show the Melbourne people what she can do,” said Walter.
“She has won coming off the pace and she’s won sharing the lead as an early three-year-old.
“She was a little bit one-paced last start over 1200m
“We didn’t really go out with the intention on leading but obviously from that gate you’ve got to have an open mind and Hughy (Bowman) rode her superbly.
“She is a great little mare and I hope she can go onto the Myer (Classic). That’s been her target and she can run on wet or dry and she can come from behind or lead,” he said.
“There was no plan and I could’ve ended up anywhere but she jumped well and I was going to use that to my advantage and push on,” said Bowman.
“I got some cheap sectionals mid-race. It was her first time around the Melbourne way and in my experience it can be difficult for Sydney horses coming here (Caulfield) in particular.
“She got into nice rhythm up the front and gave a good kick off the bend but the best part of the race was her final furlong (200m)”
Streama, picture quentinjlang.com
“She will be better over the mile and she will be happier at Flemington I think.”
“Even though she won the Oaks in the autumn I think she is a miler and her best win to date was the Flight Stakes so hopefully she can turn up in a fortnights time and do the same for us,” he said.
Streama is out of the Sovereign Red mare Pensiamo and this was her seventh win for her owners, the Coghlan family. With six placings she has earned stakes of $1.27m.