UNDEFEATED stablemates Very Pretty and Draw A Dream are expected to maintain their perfect records when they compete at Tabcorp Park Melton on Saturday night.
Engaged in Breeders’ Crown semi-finals, the Emma Stewart-trained pair will face tough opposition but have barrier draws in their favour opposed to their main rivals.
Successful in her three starts, Very Pretty will begin from barrier two in the opening qualifier, while New South Wales raider, Mills Bliss, has drawn five.
Mills Bliss was unbeaten from four outings before finishing third behind Very Pretty and Lux Aeterna in their heat.
That was Lux Aeterna’s first defeat in 10 starts!
“Very Pretty is bred to be a nice filly and so far she is living up to that bloodline,” Stewart said. “While the colts have done a terrific job, it’s the fillies in that family which have dominated.
“Her dam, The Good Times, which we also trained, was a Group Two winner and is the dam of Group Two winner, Major Times, which is another we trained.
“The Good Times is a sister of half-sister to the likes of Safe And Sound , Gold Rocket and Massarua, with the family including Ride High, Beauty Secret, Out To Play, Major Secret, Rocknroll Magic, Lovelist, Treachery and Petracca just to name a few.
“Hopefully this filly can go on to reach the heights those have, maybe beginning with the Breeders’ Crown!”
Boasting five victories, Draw A Dream will come from barrier five in the second semi, with Lux Aeterna drawn the inside of the second row.
“Her draw could be a bit tricky, but she is good enough to get the job done,” Stewart said. “She came from nine in her heat and did it pretty easily.
“Lux Aeterna is clearly the one to beat even from her draw.”