DAWNIE BREAKS HER MAIDEN STATUS

Oct 17, 2015

Dawnie Perfect has emerged as a VRC Oaks contender after breaking her maiden status at Caulfield.

Dawnie Perfect showed she'll have no problem with the 2500m of the Oaks after covering ground in the Ethereal Stakes (2000m) on Saturday.

Dawnie Perfect is from another Connors-trained and Singleton-owned mare Zagalia which won the 2003 Queensland Oaks.

The filly broke her maiden status with her Ethereal Stakes win and Cassidy said the daughter of Big Brown had been racing in Sydney and was worth bringing to Melbourne for a spring campaign.

"She was going well enough to bring down and have a throw at the stumps," Cassidy said.

"It was D-day but we know that whatever she did she will improve on.

"She's on an Oaks target and it was nice to win one for Singo and Clarry and get the old team back together."