|The Hawkes stable wrapped up an early double at Sandown when
Flavours half brother I Scream scored an impressive win on debut in the Proud Miss
Super Vobis Handicap (1000m) this afternoon.
the handy performing mare Ice Cream Sundae, I Scream, a gelding by Quest for Fame came
from well back in the field for an eye catching win.
Wayne Hawkes, the Melbourne foreman for his Sydney based
training father John, said the gelding had shown connections some ability in his early
"Hes a nice horse," Hawkes said.
"Weve had a pretty good idea that he is a pretty handy performer and all his
early work had been promising."
The win was also a race success for a Hawkes trained
galloper having their first start in Victoria with blinkers a part of their gear.
"I cant actually remember starting another one
with them on for the debut," Hawkes said.
Meanwhile, Hawkes reports that Flavour
himself, now a rising nine-year-old, returns to the Flemington stables on Monday.
"Hes done a month in pre-training and hell
be coming back to the stables on Monday," Hawkes said.
The stables plans to target a race like the Bletchingly
Stakes with the son of Rubiton for his first up race.
"He races well fresh, so hopefully we can look at the
Bletchingly or a race like that with him first up," Hawkes added.
The win of I Scream was the third to the point of the day
for the Hawkes camp. Another cerise clad galloper, Cheam, scored in a driving finish at
Rosehill in Sydney in between the two Melbourne wins.
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