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Davies Dreaming of black type with Salina

Promising mare Salina Dreaming will line up at her home track of Gosford on Saturday with an eye to bigger and better races come the spring, the daughter of Dream Ahead having only missed the placings twice in her 10-start career and won $150,000 in prizemoney.

The four-year-old is nominated for the Takeover Target Stakes at Listed Race level, but will instead contest a Benchmark 78 for fillies and mares.

Although she’s dodging a Listed Race this weekend, trainer Angela Davies said black type is on the cards in the near future.

“I’ll probably take the easier option, which will be the fillies and mares race, rather than go there yet,” she said.

“What we’re trying to do is to get some black type with her so we secure her future as a broodmare. That’s basically where we’re going with her.

“You need to sort of find a fillies and mares listed; that would be the ideal for her going forward. That may end up in the spring. At some point in the spring we could possibly head to Melbourne.”

Salina Dreaming finished sixth last start, but was up in grade and wasn’t beaten far by some good quality opposition. It had been a month since her last start and Davies believes that is what may have cost her victory.

“She missed a little bit of work leading into it, and I think you had to be absolutely on top of your game there against that horse the other week,” she said.

“She might’ve just had a little bit too long between runs for her and mightn’t have been quite as fit as we had wanted to be.

“1100 or 1200m [is her best distance]. I don’t know if she’ll get much further. We haven’t tried her over it, but I think her speed probably dictates it. I don’t know whether she’d settle well enough to get 1400m.”

Salina Dreaming has been allocated 60.5kg in the Benchmark 78 Fillies and Mares over 1200m at Gosford on Saturday.

 

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