Team Dailly may have unearthed another talent in lightly-raced and unbeaten youngster Shima Shine.
A son of Barcia Bale and 2016 Geelong Cup heroine Shima Song, Shima Shine has won his first three starts in ultra-impressive fashion, running best of meeting times at Ballarat (25.25s and 25.09s) and then Warragul (25.64s) last Tuesday.
WATCH: Shima Shine in his first start at Warragul from box four clocking 25.64sec over the 460m.
His latest victory stamped Shima Shine as a serious threat in Tuesday’s heats of the Group 3 Warragul St Leger, although Tom Dailly is reserving his judgement.
“He looks like he might be alright but I don’t get too carried away until they’ve raced against better dogs,” Dailly said.
“The next couple of months will tell us a lot more about him.
“He hasn’t got really good pace early but he’s certainly got a motor and looks like a decent chaser too.”
Shime Shine has drawn box three in the opening Warragul St Leger heat on Tuesady night over the 460 metre distance.
Four heats of the St Leger will see the winners and second place getters in all heats make it through $25,000 to-the-winner feature on Saturday 10 August.