Here We Go Again who won in fast time at Forbury Park on Friday night, will spearhead a team of 10 horses Burnham trainer Jamie Gameson will campaign in Southland and Otago in the next few weeks.
Here We Go Again, who has the Southern Belle speed series as her immediate target, has won her two starts as a 4-year-old back from a spell. She ran 2200m (mobile) in 2.41.4 when leading over the last 1000m on Friday night. Her time is the best recorded at Forbury Park by a mare and within 0.3sec of the track record set by Howard Bromac in 2003. It was a smart run in cool conditions.
She was driven by Bronson Munro in the race for junior drivers.
Tim Williams, who drove her to a fresh up win at Forbury Park, will be back in the sulky in a one-two win mile for mares at Winton on Saturday The first heat of the Southern Belle series, a $15,000 mile race, is at Winton on December 29. The $20,000 final is at Winton on March 16.
Here We Go Again travelled south with stablemates Releven Dream and Rebateable after the Forbury Park meeting in the care of Munro. They will be joined tomorrow by other members of the stable including Top Notch Lyn and Gabby's Sweetheart. The team is based with Bev Campbell at Gore.
Top Notch Lyn, winner of five races, has not raced since May. The unraced Gabby's Sweetheart won a workout at Ashburton on December 4.
Releven Dream has his first start in a maiden trot at Invercargill today. He is a half-brother to Ten Too (four wins from 10 starts) and Habibti, winner of the New Zealand Trotting Stakes for 2-year-olds at Addington last season.
- The Southland Times