STREAMA heads to her spring grand final in next month's Epsom Handicap on the back of another Group 1 success in today’s George Main Stakes at Randwick. Trainer Guy Walter said the George Main and the $500,000 Epsom Handicap had been the targets for Streama, which has raced through the autumn and winter carnival, reports Racing Network.

Walter described Streama, now a winner of three Group 1s, as a “fabulous mare” who thoroughly deserved her latest Group 1 victory.


He also paid tribute to Blake Shinn for what he termed a “brilliant ride”. 


“We are very, very fortunate to have him riding for us. He’s a vital part of the stable and a vital part of the team,” Walter told TVN.


Walter said Streama, now a winner of $1.9 million in prizemoney, would run in the Epsom at Randwick on October 5 before heading to the paddock.


He said the Doncaster Handicap would be the autumn aim for this grand daughter of Stratum.


“She raced in the autumn, she raced in the winter. We were only planning to race her in this race and the Epsom and then spell her,” Walter said.


Shinn thanked Walter for the continued support he’s given him and for treating him like “family”.


Streama has 53.5kg in Epsom and her George Main Stakes success saw tighten her price for the Randwick Group 1 next month from $16 to $10.


While narrowly defeated Royal Descent’s eye-catching second saw her price for the Caulfield Cup tumble from $10 to $7 equal favorite for the Caulfield Cup.


Hawkspur, which settled at the rear then copped a bump from stablemate Sacred Falls at the top of the straight, is a $7 equal favorite for the Caulfield Cup.