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Leading Aust Stayer Out Until Next Autumn
Talented staying mare Dance With Her (Al Maher-Dance Hit, by Tights) will bypass the spring in order to focus on next year's autumn carnival, reports racingnetwork.com.au. Trainer David Brideoake explained that the 6YO daughter of Emirates Park stallion Al Maher seemed to be an autumnal horse and, hence, would be saved for that time of year. "We'll target the autumn with her, that seems to be the best time of year for her," he commented. "Her autumn program will be aimed where we can finish in a race like the Brisbane Cup." Brideoake added that retirement beckons for Dance With her and that her next campaign would probably be her last. "I would think this would probably be her last season of racing before she goes to stud." Dance With Her has 12 wins, including the Listed Warrnambool Cup & Listed Centaurea Stakes, & 16 placings (including the Gr2 Brisbane Cup, Gr3 JRA Cup & Listed Manion Cup) from 47 starts for $765,403 earnings.