A DECISION about Dance Craze’s next mission will be made during the next few days.
Winner of tonight’s E B Cochran Cup in Ballarat, Dance Craze is on target to defend her Great Southern Star title in a fortnight.
The Grand Circuit event is part of a super card at Tabcorp Park Melton on February 1, which includes the A G Hunter Cup.
With the V L Dullard Cup scheduled to be conducted in Melton next Saturday night, trainer Anton Golino is yet to decide if Dance Craze will compete in the Group One.
“I’m not sure if she will go in the Dullard or wait until the Great Southern Star,” Golino said. “I wasn’t all that happy with her action down the back straight tonight, so I will see how she is in the next few days before making a decision.
“There is a chance she will just miss the Dullard and go straight into the Great Southern Star in a couple of weeks.”
Driven by Glen Craven during her latest win, Dance Craze was given time to settle into her stride to be midfield from the inside of the second row as Kheiron led from barrier two.
Sent forward to test Kheiron from the ‘death seat’ Dance Craze was soon the leader as former broke stride and was pulled to the inside of the pegs.
Making the most of the “stroke of luck” the daughter of Muscle Hill completed a head win from Tornado Valley, with Wobelee a neck away third.
“Finding the front like she did when she was in the breeze was a good stroke of luck,” Golino said. “It’s fair to say it made the difference at the finish.
“She was ready to run a big race but getting to the pegs when she did was a bonus.”
Bred and owned by Yabby Dam Farms, the trotter rated 1:58 over 2200 metres to take her record to 20 wins and eight placings from 34 starts for earnings of $415,810.