Dreaming back after freshen up

July 11, 2018

Think I’m Dreaming resumes at Sale today to contest a Class 1 Handicap over 1515 metres. She returns to the scene of her maiden win off the back of a well earnt rest following an encouraging campaign last time in.


The daughter of So You Think will be reunited with her maiden winning jockey in Damien Thornton. Familiarity of both track and rider provides plenty of positives for her first up assignment.

She gets in well at the weights with 56kg and barrier 6 should afford her every opportunity to get back and find cover in behind horses. Although a filly that looks to appreciate a little further, she is placed over this distance and this looks an ideal race to kick off this campaign. Although not proven successful on the soft track, we hope that Think I’m dreaming will appreciate the surface and give a competitive showing.



Trainer, Henry Dwyer, reported that the filly has returned from her short spell in good order and has retained a good level of residual fitness from last campaign. She had a jump-out at Caulfield 9 days ago which suggested she’s ready for her first up assignment.

Think I’m Dreaming looks very suitably placed to be strong in this race but is greeted by competitive opposition in the Mick Kent trained galloper, BEHAVE. Another runner that could give a good showing is ALBERTS LAD which looks to appreciate a wet track.


CrownBet currently rates Think I’m Dreaming as a $5 chance. You can view the field HERE.


Best of luck to all connections!




From analyst comments; (courtesy Henry Dwyer Racing)


THINK I’M DREAMING (6) makes her return to racing at Sale on Thursday over 1515m (Race 5, 3.00pm). Damien Thornton will take the ride from gate six.


As at Wednesday, Sale is rated a Soft 7 with just a possible shower forecast for Thursday. Light winds are forecast which won’t have an impact on racing and the rail moves from the true to the 4m position.
ALDAMISA (12) and FULL OF THEORIES (3) are the most likely to set the tempo. ALBERTS LAD (7) is stepping from 1100m up to the 1515m here and he is certainly capable of being more forward. STEP ON IT (1) has the blinkers on for the first time and might use gate one. There looks to be a genuine tempo.
THINK I’M DREAMING should find a reasonable spot just forward of midfield from a good barrier draw. She has had a freshen-up since her disappointing run at Mornington on May 8. She has tuned up for this with a jump-out on July 3 where she looked very good in her action and performed well. Taking out that last run failure, she is right in this race and importantly gets back to the scene of her maiden win three starts back.


It’s interesting that ALBERTS LAD is so sharply up in distance here. He has always shown really good ability and his Moe win first-up was sound. He then went to Adelaide on June 16 when a beaten horse a long way out. He is still on the up and if he appreciates the extra trip he is going to be competitive.
BEHAVE (10) continues to have her runs spaced and again comes into this off a five week break (which has been a consistent pattern). She was of the bit a fair way out at Mornington over 1200m last start and everything she does suggests she will ultimately be a better middle-distance horse. It’s always a concern when horses have their races consistently spaced, but if she’s fit enough for the 1515m then expect a bold showing.


NISTAAN (8) has done some of his racing in far better grade than this including running 4th in last year’s VOBIS Gold Ingot over 1400m at Caulfield. He resumed off a long break on the Pakenham Synthetic and was ‘plain’ behind Reserve Street but he should derive a good deal of benefit from that and improve second-up.


FULL OF THEORIES (9) is a nineteen start maiden in a Class 1, but he did run a narrow second in this grade at Sale last start. He will put in an honest showing, but a couple of these look to have more talent.
This is a very even Class 1. The best of NISTAAN would leave him the horse to beat but that first-up effort makes it hard to be confident. THINK I’M DREAMING is in a similar boat in that her March/April form is certainly good enough but she needs to lift on last start. ALBERT’S LAD and BEHAVE have claims.

Matt Welsh
Form Analyst

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