An inside barrier draw looks perfect for Toowoomba three year old Dreams Aplenty as he chases his fourth win on the trot in the Group 3 $125,000 Ascot Green Gunsynd Classic (1600m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.
Apprentice Tiffani Brooker has been aboard Dreams Aplenty for his last three starts that have produced three all the way wins and the promising young rider will have no trouble finding the front again from barrier two in the ten horse Gunsynd Classic field.
“He’s got a great alley this time,” Zielke told Racing Queensland News.
“He won’t have to spend as much fuel to get the job done compared to the Toowoomba race when he drew out and had to be used up early.”
Brooker had to work to get across from an outside gate last start but Dreams Aplenty had enough energy left to hold on to record a hat trick of wins with a short head victory over Spring Tycoon in the $75,000 Create FS Toowoomba Guineas (1625m) on his home track on April 8.
Spring Tycoon will clash again with Dreams Aplenty in the Gunsynd Classic and the Stuart Kendrick trained three year old has also drawn nicely at barrier three with Damian Browne in the saddle.
Zielke reported that Dreams Aplenty has pulled up well after his Toowoomba Guineas win and is in great shape to chase his fourth consecutive win in the Gunsynd Classic.
“I couldn’t be happier with him since the Toowoomba Guineas,” Zielke said.
“He pulled up so well he was bucking his brand off the next day.
“His work on Tuesday morning was first class and he seems to be in the zone at the moment.”
Zielke had been toying with the idea of taking on the older horses in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 10 but has decided to keep Dreams Aplenty to his own age group during the Queensland Winter Carnival before heading for a short break before the Spring.
Dreams Aplenty two main Winter Carnival targets are the Group 2 $350,000 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 10 and the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on July 1.
“After this run, he’ll go for the Queensland Guineas and then the Sunshine Coast Guineas,” Zielke said.
“He’ll then spell and prepare for the spring and a race like the (Group 1) Toorak Handicap in Melbourne.
“We decided to miss the Stradbroke as he can run that at any time later in his career but he only gets one crack at the Queensland Guineas.”
Bookmakers at Ladbrokes.com.au are giving Dreams Aplenty a great chance of extending his winning run and have installed him as the $1.95 favourite for the Gunsynd Classic ahead of Spring Tycoon at $4 and the Robert Heathcote trained Kubis at $7.50.