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Trevor Reid
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24 Sep 2015
6:33 pm

Follow the Dorrie Sham yard at Fairview

Trevor Reid

Since getting her trainer’s licence Dorrie Sham has done a good job and the winners have come at a steady stream and at Fairview today she looks to have good chances of winning a number of races.

Picture: AFP.

Probably her strongest runners are maiden Lady Marshall in Race 3 and Strong Scent in Race 6, the Walmer Handicap (Non-Black Type) over 1800m.

Lady Marshall has placed in her last three starts and two of those were in the runners-up position. This Parade Leader filly was second to stable companion Girl In Time over this course and distance in July. In her next start she tired late over 1400m on turf to run third to Ngong Hills.

Back on the Polytrack, she tried hard but was outgunned by Blue Dawn. This time she is well drawn in stall No 2 and that should allow jockey Karl Zechner to be positive and force the opposition to try and catch his mount.

Six-year-old mare Strong Scent has won four times already this year but her best victory came in her last race. The Kabool mare quickened up nicely to beat decent filly, Cat And The Moon, by 0.50 lengths over 2000m on the Polytrack. The handicapper seems to have been kind to her as she received no penalty.

Kumiko probably just needed her last start and looks a big threat.

On a line of form through Lady Marshall there should not be too much between Girl in Time and Blue Dawn in Race 7 and they could fight out the finish.