‘Team Dailly’ has a top sprinting prospect in Faithy Bale, but they also have a stayer of sorts in the making in Shima Mist.
That was the wash-up from the powerful kennel’s amazing exploits at Ballarat last night.
Faithy Bale claimed the $15,000-to-the-winner Lil Dickie Oaks (450m) in sensational style, while Shima Mist was just as impressive breaking the longstanding 660-metre track record in a Distance Challenge Prelude.
The Daillys have always had plenty of faith in Faithy Bale and it’s all coming to fruition.
Leading throughout from box seven, Faithy Bale ($2.70F) defeated Tiggerlong Back ($26.60) – a litter sister of Tiggerlong Tonk – by just over four and a half lengths, with Mepunga Maggie ($3.80) around four lengths away third in 24.98sec.
WATCH: Faithy Bale (7) land the Lil Dickie Oaks.
Owned by Janice Wheeler, Faithy Bale (Nov ’17 Fernando Bale x Quiz Bale) has been lightly raced with only 14 starts for five wins. She’s now won four races on the trot.
“She deserves a crack at the Australian Cup series,” Tom Dailly said. “She can run time there (The Meadows), and it’s worth throwing our hat into the ring.”
Meanwhile, Shima Mist had patrons spellbound with a phenomenal 15-length win in 37.48sec – lowering the 37.586sec mark set by Lady Toy in December 2014.
WATCH: Shima Mist (6) establish a new Ballarat 660m track record.
Shima Mist ($1.60F) defeated Thomeli Monster ($9.00), with Ragnar Bale ($15.00) third, 20 lengths in arrears of the winner.
Owned by Robert Cummings and David Gleeson, Shima Mist (Nov ’17 Shima Bar x Dundee Mist) has notched four wins from 14 starts.
“She was always destined to be a stayer… And now that her confidence is sky high, she’s showing what she can do,” Dailly said.
Dailly added that Shima Mist will continue through Ballarat’s Distance Challenge series.
“It’ll give her a good grounding for when we take her to the ‘big smoke’,” he said.
The Daillys also hold the Ballarat 450m track record with Shima Shine, who clocked 24.751sec in August last year.
Pawnote: ‘Team Dailly’ also finished runner-up with Aston Cade in last night’s Western Districts Derby (450m) – won by Tiggerlong Tonk – at Ballarat.