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  • John Curtis


MONDAY: August 23, 2021: GARRY White is confident there is a “lot of improvement” in Dreamline, who became Hawkesbury’s 14th winner of the month when she broke through at Newcastle last Saturday.

With Blake Spriggs aboard, Dreamline ($7) won the Maiden Plate (900m) at her 10th career start and her second this time in work.

She had been placed on five occasions, and made no mistake on this occasion.

Dreamline trailed odds-on favorite Governor ($1.75) before putting paid to him in the straight and then holding off Native Rock ($26) and Super Freds ($12) to shed her maiden status.

“I thought she did a good job,” White said today. “Those 900m races at Newcastle aren’t easy to win.

“Dreamline has come back a stronger mare, and there is a lot of improvement in her.

“I’m sure she can win a couple more races.

“Her best two runs have both been at Newcastle. She ran second there after leading in another 900m Maiden there last December.”

Dreamline (by Dream Ahead) is a four-year-old daughter of the unraced Choisir mare Peace Alliance, and trains the mare for his major client, Grahame Mapp.

“We sold her first foal, a sister to Dreamline,” White said.

“Racing as Strawberry Blonde, she has won four races to date in Queensland.

“I also have Peace Alliance’s third foal, a Rubick filly who has just turned two years of age.”

White became the seventh Hawkesbury trainer to be successful in the first three weeks of the new season, and was active at this morning’s 13-heat barrier trial session at home.

He trialled six horses and won three; with Alvin The Bold (Jason Collett) in a 1250m Open heat, and Hot Dancing and Stars And Shadows, who won respective 800m heats, both ridden by Ashleigh Borg.

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