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Maiden city win for Fleet Dove at Doomben

Feet Dove claims tight win at Doomben
Fleet Dove (right) has claimed a tight win for trainer Kelly Schweida at Doomben.

Trainer Kelly Schweida cemented his new association with top breeder Basil Nolan when Fleet Dove won at Doomben.

In a driving four-way finish Fleet Dove ($6) beat Hancora Field ($21) by a head with a half-head to Kisukano ($2.05) in the QTIS Fillies 2Y0 Handicap (1200m).

Toorooloo ($3) was a further head back in fourth.

Fleet Dove has now won two of her three starts but Saturday’s victory was her first in city company.

Schweida predicted a bright future for Fleet Dove once she stepped up in trip.

“She is by top sire Not A Single Doubt out of a very well-bred mare (Fleet Riane) so she has that going for her,” Schweida said.

“Drawing barrier one was handy today so she could race up on the pace.

“She is my first horse for Basil Nolan so it is a bit of a kick along.”

Nolan runs Raheen Stud where Fleet Dove will eventually head as a broodmare.

Kisukano was honest when going down narrowly on a wet track and is now likely to head to next month’s Group Two Silver Shadow Stakes at Randwick.

Jackson Murphy felt his mount Hancora field did a great job on what was a testing wet track.

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