EXCEPTIONALLY-BRED freshman Dreamee has a prime opportunity to match one of his star sibling’s feats at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night.
Making a triumphant debut in Maryborough a fortnight ago, Dreamee is engaged in the Tatlow Stake for trainer Alison Alford.
Dreamee’s half-brother Wobelee – also prepared by Alford – captured the time honoured event in 2017.
In what could be an omen for the two-year-old he has drawn perfectly in the pole, a starting position Wobelee came from when he led throughout.
“He did very well in his first run and has trained on great since,” Alford said. “I’m very pleased with him and he will go close from that draw.
“The draw worked out for Wobelee so maybe it will for Dreamee too.”
The son of Majestic Son is one of two entrees Alford has in the Group Two, with Van Sank the $2.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite from barrier five.
Dreamee is the second elect at $2.90.
To be driven by Alford’s husband Chris, Van Sank also made a successful debut when too slick around Kilmore last week.
“There is very little between them as they are both nice two-year-olds, but it’s still early days,” Alford said. “I’m not too fussed about the draws as anything can happen with two-year-old trotters.”
In what could be a stellar night for Alford she also has the $2.80 favourite, Sleepee, in the Victoria Trotters’ Oaks.
Third in last week’s Maryborough Trotters’ Oaks, Sleepee is expected to settle forward from barrier three.
“She’s doing well,” Alford said. “I’m very happy with how she is.
“She wasn’t quite 100 per cent last start and was a bit flat the next day, but we freshened her up and she has worked well since.
“She is back on track and we’re going in reasonably confident.”