Trainer Mick Price is confident Heart Of Dreams can still win the Group 1 Underwood Stakes this Saturday September 17, 2011, despite drawing barrier 14 for the race.
Price believes the six-year-old gelding will get a nice run behind front-runner Glass Harmonium.
“I reckon Glass Harmonium will jump and roll across and probably lead,” Price said.
“I think he’s a weight-for-age horse who runs his races in that manner, so if my bloke doesn’t step away too slowly and we can roll forward, which we will be doing, we might get some sort of tag along in the race.
“It’s an interesting race. There will be a lot of horses under a hold and finishing off.
“You’ve got Lights Of Heaven drawn three, there’ll be some traffic there.
“So hopefully (jockey) Lisa (Cropp) rolls forward and we have a nice run in the race.
“She rates those sort of horses well and they seem to find under pressure for her and 14 may not be too bad for us.”
Heart Of Dreams finished second to King’s Rose last start in the Memsie Stakes.
“He’s pretty fit, he’s done plenty of work and he’s had three weeks between runs,” Price said.
“You’ll see plenty of rib on him, that’s the sort of horse he is.
“He’s cleaned-winded and I don’t think fitness is an issue.
“I think he’s ready to go.”
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