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Cameron Dreams of Another Carnival Tilt with Stable Star

Cameron Dreams of Another Carnival Tilt with Stable Star

17th June 2022 | By Tony Wode

Bowen trainer Andrew Cameron will aim up for another crack at the Cleveland Bay Hcp with his honest galloper So You Dream after a stunning big odds win at Cluden Park yesterday.

A 1400m specialist around Cluden, So You Dream ($14) relished a light weight and his pet distance to breeze home to win the Winter Carnival Open Hcp.

Cameron said he would again give the So You Think gelding his chance to land a big race win in the upcoming carnival.

“I’d like to have a go at the mile with him in a race coming up here but yeh I’d like to have another go at the Cleveland Bay,” Cameron said.

“Last year he misbehaved in the gates and rattled home from last on the turn (sixth to Master Jamie).

“In hindsight we probably should have tipped him out then but we went on to Cairns. 

“After that we gave him a good holiday. He’s taken a couple of runs to come right … but he’s back to his best.

“He’s got that bit of bit brilliance when he’s right and now we’re not leading either, and not trying to run them off their legs.”

Visiting Beaudesert apprentice Jasmine Cornish produced a polished ride to score a two-length win on So You Dream.

Cornish had So You Dream quickly into a forward position and after cruising to the lead on the corner, never looked in danger.

Buster Block finished strongly for second to put his carnival prospects back on track while Gdansk held down third.

Cameron’s other runner for the day El Shaday ran a close third to roughie Dio D’Oro in the Ladies Day July 30 Open Hcp (1000m).

Wulguru trainer Matthew McGuire had a spring in his step with Dio D’Oro’s strong first-up win, downing Rockhampton flyer The Egyptian.

“The grand final for him is the Cleveland Bay but with his rating at around the 80 mark it was always going to be touch and go. He probably needed to win one to get a run,” McGuire said.

“Hopefully that win will get him there. I’ll slowly move him up in distance to the 1300m in his next few starts in his lead-up runs.

“He loves his work and he loves his racing. After the spell he’s more relaxed but he wants to be a race horse.

“I think his racing pattern suits a Cleveland Bay where he can sit up on the pace and a lot of recent winners have won from near the front.”

Cairns trainer Rodney Miller’s great run with three-year-olds continued when Santa Marinella arrived on the line to win the Brown Brothers 3YO Hcp (1200m).

Santa Marinella won by the barest of margins over It’s A Ploy and is headed to the Townsville Dollars and Guineas double.

Miller-stablemate King Jester ran well under 60kg to finish sixth.

Pictured: So You Dream strides away to a three length win in yesterday's Winter Carnival Tickets on Sale Now Open Handicap (1400m). 

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