EVERYTHING about her record suggests she is a champion, which is exactly what Amazing Dream will have to prove she is if she’s going to emerge triumphant in a fortnight.
Becoming just the second mare to win the Kilmore Cup just moments ago, Amazing Dream’s next start will be in the Victoria Cup in Bendigo.
Inaugurated in 1974 when known as the Winfield Gold Cup, the Group One has yet to be captured by a mare!
The Victoria and Western Australia Cups are the only long-standing Grand Circuit events without a mare on the honour roll.
Mares have been triumphant in the WA Cup but not since the Grand Circuit was launched in 1977.
Last July Amazing Dream was successful in The Blacks A Fake – Queensland’s leg of the Grand Circuit.
Aware of the monumental task ahead, trainer Nathan Purdon is confident Amazing Dream is capable of creating history.
“She’s a special mare which keeps finding a way to win,” Purdon said. “The Cup is not going to be easy but she is capable of winning with the right run.
“She is quick off the arm and if she can get a nice draw that’ll put her in a good position early.”
As for her latest moment in the spotlight, Amazing Dream scored by a head from Mach Dan, with Malcolms Rhythm two metres away third.
Rating 1:57.9 over 2690 metres, the daughter of Bettors Delight – which boasts 23 wins and 13 placings from 40 starts – joins Make Mine Cullen as the only mares on the Cup’s honour roll.
Make Mine Cullen won the 2010 edition for trainer Glenn Douglas.
“She trialled good 10 days ago and I didn’t back off her work, which was very strong,” Purdon said. “I knew I had right horse for the day.
“This run will do her good and she will improve a lot over the next couple of weeks, but she will need to.”