Quezette Stakes 2015 Option for Stream Ahead

July 29, 2015

Quezette Stakes 2015 Option for Stream Ahead

A Group 3 run in the 2015 Quezette Stakes in mid-August could be on the agenda should promising young filly Stream Ahead perform well first-up at Moonee Valley this weekend according to her trainer Doug Harrison.


Sabatini (pictured) won last year’s Quezette Stakes – a race on the agenda for Moonee Valley starter on Saturday Stream Ahead. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The Cranbourne-based Harrison has his daughter of Dane Shadow, turning three on Saturday, engaged in the first at Moonee Valley at the Horse’s Birthday meeting.

She is one of eight three-year-old fillies in the mix for the $80,000 United Refrigeration (BM78) Handicap (1000m) and has drawn the outside alley with Patrick Keane to ride her on the 54kg minimum.

Stream Ahead debuted at Bendigo on April 11 over 900m, Keane also in the saddle for her maiden run, where she beat home Muccino by two lengths after also jumping from barrier eight of eight.

That’s form Harrison hopes she can repeat this weekend at the notoriously tight Moonee Valley circuit before she steps up to black-type company over the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

“She has always showed quite a deal of ability and we probably got a good guide (before her debut) through Parcel,” he told AAP.

Stream Ahead faced Wez Hunter’s Beneteau filly Parcel in a jumpout, running a length away second with the rest of the field 10 lengths further back again, before the latter ran a solid fourth to Thurlow in the Group 3 Chariman’s Stakes (1000m) at Sandown-Hillside in February.

That followed on from Parcel breaking the track record at Bendigo on debut over 900m in December last year.

All going to plan and Stream Ahead will progress onto a run in a fortnight from Saturday on August 15 at Caulfield Racecourse on P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day in the $150,000 Group Quezette Stakes (1100m).

“You always hope they can go on and run in some nice three-year-old fillies’ races,” Harrison said.

“This will be a good stepping stone on Saturday because it’s quite a handy field.”

That could lead onto even bigger and better things including the $400,000 Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) back at Caulfield over the mile on October 10, Caulfield Guineas Day, a race last year’s Quezette Stakes winner Sabatini ran third behind Amicus in.

Harrison has a high opinion of the up-and-coming Stream Ahead, so much so that he travelled to Sydney earlier in the year to purchase a younger sister of hers from the yearling sales for $34,000.

“Knowing this filly went well I went up and bought her sister,” he said.

His decision to save her for Saturday’s non-stakes race as opposed to the other option, a Listed race in Adelaide back in May, is one he is confident will pay off as she’s matured physically over the past couple of months.

“I tipped her out and I’m glad I did,” he said.

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