Tara Laing’s Tamashi targets Fairview hat trick

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Tara Laing’s Tamashi targets Fairview hat trick

CALLAN MURRAY

Viv Greybe: Tara Laing-trained Tamashi, who has struck peak form this season with three wins from five starts, looks set to continue her winning ways at Fairview on Friday when stepping out with Callan Murray aboard in Race 5, a MR 68 Handicap for fillies and mares over 2000m.

Murray was aboard this Australian import five runs back when she won out of the maidens in fine style, coming from last and scoring decisively over 1900m. Then three runs later when partnered by Kendall Minnie, she was a gutsy 0.50-length winner, also over 1900m.

Backed again in her subsequent and most recent outing when ridden by Murray in a field of 15 over 1600m, the filly ran on stoutly and scored by an increasing two lengths. Though taking on stronger opposition, she will be tough to beat in attempting a Fairview hat-trick.

Her principal rivals are Imperial Chestnut, Fantasy Quest, Piera and Chisanyama.

Champion trainer Alan Greeff and champion jockey Greg Cheyne looks the combination to follow in Race 1 when teamed up with Alfeo in a maiden juvenile plate for two-year-olds over 1000m. Cheyne was aboard on debut when this colt was a runner-up and reported to have lacked experience. With the benefit derived for that run he should recoup the losses.

The pick of the others are Speed Flyer, Say No More, Kissmebackfoot and Bhowani Junction.

Greeff and Cheyne also have a another chance of success in Race 6 with three-time winner Another Night who lines up in a MR 79 Handicap for fillies and mares over 1800m. Cheyne was up in the filly’s last four outings when finishing second three times, and then dropping in distance to 1600m she was a fast-finishing fourth out of 14. She will relish the step up in distance and could post her overdue win.

Others in with claims are Widow’s Lamp, Minds Eye and Katies Jay.

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