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Harrison Happy With Stream Ahead Of Quezette Stakes

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Trainer Doug Harrison has confirmed that Stream Ahead will take her place in the 2015 Quezette Stakes field and he is happy with the talented filly heading into the Group 3 event at Caulfield on Saturday.

Stream Ahead is set to take on the likes of Thurlow (pictured) in the 2015 edition of the Quezette Stakes. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Stream Ahead is set to take on the likes of Thurlow (pictured) in the 2015 edition of the Quezette Stakes. Photo by: Adrienne Bicknell

Stream Ahead made her racing debut with a front-running victory in the Jayco Maiden Plate (900m) at Bendigo on April 11 and she started her spring campaign with a fast-finishing second behind the highly-rated Petits Filous in the United Refrigeration Handicap (1000m) at Moonee Valley on August 1.

Harrison revealed that Stream Ahead knuckled badly at the start and was settled much further back than he had initially planned, but he was still happy with the Dane Shadow filly and he told Racing Ahead that the filly has trained on strongly heading into the 2015 Quezette Stakes.

“It was a good run,” Harrison said.

“We are very pleased with her.

“She ended up pulling her two nearside shoes off coming out of the gates and knuckled, we thought that she would be right up there, but she was back last.

“The effort was pretty good to get to where she did because the winner is pretty smart.

“It gave us another looked at which was good because you want to see what they do and she settled back there and he gave her a chance when that happened.

“She came to the outside, ran great sectionals and really ran well.

“It just shows that she is not one dimensional.

“That will improve her and I have been happy with the way that she worked.”

The Quezette Stakes is set to decide the path that Stream Ahead will follow during the 2015 Spring Racing Carnival, but Harrison revealed that the three-year-old gives him the impression that she could get over more ground the further that she gets into her spring campaign.

“There is another race at Moonee Valley in another fortnight and we will possibly look at that,” Harrison said.

“We will look at where we go from there and just see where she takes us.

“She looks more like the sprinting type, but the way that she ran there she may get a bit further there.”

Harrison is chasing his first win at Group level since he took out the 2005 edition of the Group 3 John O’Shea Stakes (2400m) with the highly-talented Natural Blitz.

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