Mills ‘Dreaming For More’ in Bengalla Cup

Peter Mills and his mare Dreaming For More. Photo: Bradley Photos.

Peter Mills hopes a drier track will help his mare, Dreaming For More, when they take on the Bengalla Cup at Muswellbrook on Saturday. 

The five-year-old, a Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott discard, has been a good pick up for the Quirindi trainer, boasting wins at Muswellbrook and Armidale, along with good finishes at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens. 

The heavier tracks don’t look to suit Dreaming For Me though, after she finished down the track at Tamworth last time out, and Mills admitted he was hoping for an upgrade on the current soft six rating before the $34,000 feature event jumped.

“That would be better for her,” Mills said. 

“We went in the heavy going at Rosehill and she went well, but Tamworth and Newcastle definitely didn’t suit her.

“She likes Muswellbrook, but by the looks of it, it will be a five, and possibly no better, so we will see how she goes.”

The Dream Ahead mare can certainly find the line strongly, but jockey Rachael Murray will have a job to do when they jump from gate 11 in the 1280m event. 

“She can finish, she just needs to have that good bit of luck,” Mills said.

“Just through races, she has been held up, or couldn’t get a free rolling run, so we will just see where she lands, and if there is no room, she will just pop out the back.

“There is no point taken them on from out wide.”

The $19 chance still looks a big chance on her best form, while the current race favourite is Bright Rubick for John Ramsey. 

The Bengalla Cup highlights a good eight-race-card and one of the more popular race days on the Muswellbrook Race Club.

Bengalla Mining Company have been long-term sponsors of the Muswellbrook Race Club for more than 25 years now. 

Racing fans are encouraged to get along and enjoy a relaxing Saturday afternoon in their beautiful grounds with Cafe and Bar facilties available, while the first 100 kids through the gate will get a Show Bag with plenty of treats inside.

Gates open at 11.30am and the first race is set to jump at 12.15pm. 

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