LIGHTLY-raced filly Incredulous Dream graduated from a Bendigo maiden win three runs ago to a metropolitan victory for Ciaron Maher at Caulfield on Saturday.
Incredulous Dream defeated Yes Baby Yes by a neck in the 1400 metre race.
Maher said Incredulous Dream will now be set for a fillies race at Flemington's spring carnival.
"I was quietly confident she would run well," the Winslow-raised trainer said.
"We kept her fresh after her last start run at Moonee Valley but on the other hand she had done a bit of work on the training track.
"We've always had a good opinion of her. She's going to benefit a lot from this run.
"She's still immature and I believe she's going to be a better filly in the autumn. I think she's a very nice filly."
From her five starts Incredulous Dream has won two races and earned nearly $100,000 in stakemoney for her connections.
Meanwhile, Koroit-based jockey Declan Bates incurred a ten meeting suspension for a careless riding charge following his ride on True Self in the Caulfield Cup. Bates pleaded guilty to the charge. Stewards found near the 650-metre mark Bates permitted True Self to shift in when not sufficiently clear of Mirage Dancer resulting in Mirage Dancer being tightened for room between True Self and Rajeen House.
His suspension commences at midnight on October 21 and ends midnight October 30. Stewards took into account Bates good riding record before handing down the penalty.
True Self ran 13th in the Caulfield Cup.
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