Racing: Trainer hopes for dream result

Astute Tamworth trainer Barry Lockwood is confident Outback Dream can surge into the winners' list, starting at Lismore today.

The well-bred Choisir 3-year-old filly, who weighs in at 530kg, tackles the Lismore Come To The Heart Maiden Handicap (1100m) first-up with gun Gold Coast jockey Chris Whiteley in the saddle.

Outback Dream had four starts at her initial campaign and while she didn't post a win she ran some cracking races.

"She has promised to do it but hasn't managed to win yet," Lockwood said.

"She's a good type, a big, strong filly who I believe has got a good future.

"She won a trial on her ear at Newcastle before her first start then got pipped at Grafton.

"Last campaign, through unsuitable tracks and whatnot, I wasn't able to give her the gallops she needed.

"This time in she has matured and is a better filly. She has had a nice preparation.

"If she can toughen up a bit more I think she'll have a good campaign."

Outback Dream is raced by Graham Diamond and Peter Shanahan who own food outlet Outback Jacks in Tamworth.

"Graham has a number of horses with Sydney trainers including Gai Waterhouse," Lockwood said.

"They send me up a couple of horses. We've had a bit of luck together."

While Outback Dream hasn't trialled ahead of her return, Lockwood has her a jump-out.

Outback Dream will jump from three and will carry 58kg.


- AAP

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