Streama Bounces Back
Melbourne- Last season’s top class filly Streama recaptured her best form at Caulfield on Saturday, scoring a dominant all the way win in the Group III MRC Tristarc Stakes over 1400 metres.
Drawn awkwardly in gate 13, Streama rolled to the front for regular partner Hugh Bowman and kept going strongly to the line to beat Pear Tart by a length and a quarter in a sizzling return to form after two mediocre runs in Sydney.
The Guy Walter trained daughter of Stratum has been set for the Group I VRC Myer Classic over 1600 metres at Flemington and looks to be perfectly on target for her grand final.
“I had no plan today and we could’ve been anywhere, but she jumped so well that we just pushed on,” said Bowman.
“She got into a nice rhythm and the best part of her race was the final furlong.
“I know she won the Oaks, but she also won the Flight Stakes over a mile and I think the 1600 metres is her best trip.”
Retained to race by her breeder Geoffrey Coghlan and his family, Streama is the best of seven winners from Sovereign Red mare Pensiamo, who died last year.
Streama has the overall record of seven wins and six placings from 16 starts and prizemoney of $1.2 million and is one of 13 stakes-winners by our headline sire Stratum.