Dormeuse breaks Maiden status at only her 3rd start.

 After only 3 starts, 5yo Mare Dormeuse has claimed her first victory at the nursery of champions, Bendigo.

After drawing the inside barrier at her first try at 1400m, Dormeuse, ridden by champion rider Damien Oliver, bounced well and found himself in the perfect position behind the leading pair. In a nicely run race, Oliver afforded Dormeuse, the $3.00 favourite in the race, every chance possible by sticking to the rail the entire way around until well into the home straight.

It was then when Oliver eased off the leaders heels and pressed the 'go button' that Dormeuse lengthened well and ran the 1400m right out, going on to win by three quarters of a length.

"It was a nice win, she enjoyed the 1400m and when I asked her to go, she let down well and had the race comfortably in her keeping pretty quickly." Oliver said.

Trainer Brent Stanley said that Dormeuse would now possibly head to Queensland in search of some suitable races over the summer time, "She done that well, lengthened well when asked and this now leaves us with a few options. We thought she'd win today and she didn't let us down so we'll push on and hopefully make it 2 in a row next start."

Congratulations to the Debutante Park team who are enjoying a good run with Tiger Tuff winning 2 out of his last 4 and now Dormeuse breaking through.

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