There won’t be a greater horse racing at Caulfield on Saturday than Heart Of Dreams.
It’s just a matter of regardless of whether the dual Group One winner is recovered from a knee issue suffered final spring and if he’s as happy about getting a racehorse as he was throughout his stellar autumn of 3 years ago.
Heart Of Dreams is entered for Saturday’s Group Three Bletchingly Stakes (1200m), a race probable to test both his soundness and his need.
Trainer Mick Cost had to scrap the gelding’s spring campaign final September when he suffered a knee injury.
Price tag stated the difficulty wasn’t severe, but poor enough for him to skip the final autumn.
“There is some wear and tear that created it not worth the threat,” Price mentioned.
“He’s had a excellent break now and if everything’s Okay with him, we’ll press on.”
Heart Of Dreams won the Group A single Australian Guineas and Group Two Phar Lap Stakes as an autumn 3-yr-old and carried the kind into the next spring, winning the Group A single Underwood Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield.
He went on to finish seventh behind So You Consider in the 2009 Cox Plate.
Heart Of Dreams is one of three Group A single winners, along with Eagle Falls and Green Birdie, entered in a race that is probably to finish up with a comparable search to last Saturday week’s Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m).
Platelet, the winner of that race is nominated for the Bletchingly and the Lightning Stakes in Adelaide on Saturday.
Former Hong Kong-trained Green Birdie, completed seventh in the Monash at his first begin for Tony Vasil, but could have been a placegetter with luck.
The winner of $ 2.7 million thanks to 3 wins in Hong Kong and yet another in Singapore, he will be fitter and greater suited above the added ground.
Vasil will make a final determination on a start immediately after assessing the track condition later on in the week.
The Caulfield track, a dead 5 on Monday, is also important to the prospects of Eagle Falls’ appearance in the Bletchingly.
Trainer David Hayes withdrew him from the Monash due to a rain-affected track and mentioned he was ready to wait right up until he discovered a firmer surface for the 2011 Oakleigh Plate winner.