She's a Treasure Seeks the Treasure
She’s a Treasure (NZ) and Express Courier are set to renew their rivalry in the headline $30,000 TAB Federal Handicap over 2,000m at Thoroughbred Park on Friday 22 May.
The five year old Grey Mare She’s a Treasure trained at Moruya by Matthew Dale and four year old Bay Gelding Express Courier trained at Canberra by Keith Dryden shared a stirring battle down the entire Wagga straight at their last start during the Wagga Carnival. At the end of the race little separated the pair with Express Courier getting the win by 0.2L. A weight swing of 2.5 kilograms in favour of the Matthew Dale Mare and a return to a soft track rather than the Wagga heavy may be enough to turn the tables on this occasion. One thing is certain with premiership leaders Dryden and McDougall combining with Express Courier the Gelding will certainly put in another strong showing and a tough contest will ensue.
Originally trained by Tony Pike in New Zealand, She’s a Treasure arrived at the stables of Matthew Dale via Ciaron Maher and David Eustace. After winning a Listed race in New Zealand as a three year old in 2018 She’s a Treasure competed in the Group 1 ATC Oaks of 2018 finishing down the track on that occasion. The Mare has now had three starts for Matthew Dale for the ownership of prominent Canberra owner Michael Thomas, running competitively in all three and the second win of her career appears just around the corner.
The TAB Federal is race 4 on the program and is set to go at 2.15pm. The race headlines another strong day of racing staged by the Canberra Racing Club at Thoroughbred Park. Full fields abound throughout the afternoon with 92 acceptors across the seven races. The first is set to go at 12:30pm with the last at 4:10pm.
For more information please contact Mr Andrew Clark, Canberra Racing Club Chief Executive Officer, by phone on (02) 6204 0000.