Appearance and Streama unlikely to clash in the Spring

Quality mares Appearance and Streama are unlikely to clash during the Spring Carnival with trainer Guy Walters mapping out separate programs for the Group 1 winning duo.


Appearance winning the Queen Of The Turf Stakes at Rosehill in the Autumn. Photo by Steve Hart.

ATC Oaks winner Streama will kick off her Spring in the weight for age Group 2 $175,000 Warwick Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm on August 24 and then will only have a couple of runs before being tipped out with the rich Autumn races in mind.

While triple Group 1 winner Appearance is being aimed first up in the Group 3 $125,000 Show County Quality (1200m) at Warwick Farm on the same day.

Walter will then give Appearance one more run in Sydney in the Group 3 $250,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill on September 28 before heading to Melbourne to defend her crown in the Group 1 $500,000 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on November 2.

The Warwick Farm trainer said that Appearance is coming along nicely and is ready to barrier trial at Randwick on Friday.

“She’ll trial at Randwick on Friday and be first-up in the Show County,” Walter said.

“She’s definitely coming to Melbourne for the Tristarc and the Myer Classic, possibly via the Golden Pendant in Sydney,” he added.

Appearance hasn’t started since running seventh to Sacred Falls in the Group 1 $2m BMW Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick on April 20 but proved her win in the Myer Classic wasn’t a fluke winning a Group 1 double at her two previous Rosehill starts.

The Commands four year old scored a narrow win over subsequent Group 1 winner Red Tracer in the $600,000 Coolmore Classic (1500m) on March 23 with Streama finishing in seventh spot.

Then Appearance backed up two weeks later to beat the Chris Waller trained mare again in the $400,000 Inglis Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) with Streama filling third spot on this occasion.

Appearance’s domination of those three fillies and mares Group 1 races last season included the scalp of Sydney’s favourite race mare More Joyous in the Queen Of The Turf and if she can regain that form will be a major threat again in the Spring.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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