Eden’s Bless Her Aiming For Six In A Row

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Shea Eden can’t seen any reason why his in-form mare Bless Her can’t stretch her winning sequence to six in the Cockram Stakes at Caulfield.

Eden said Bless Her was again being underestimated but that was something he had become accustomed to during her winning streak.

“She’s flown under the radar. After her last win a commentator said maybe she could pinch one more race this campaign,” Eden said.

“On that occasion she ran the equal fastest last 400 metres and 200 metres for the meeting.”

Her five wins have all come on wet tracks but Eden thinks she will be even better suited by the prospect of a firmer track in the Group Three event over 1200m on Saturday.

“I honestly believe she’s better on top of the ground,” Eden said.

Four years ago, Eden achieved the biggest win of his career when Ocean Embers claimed the Cockram Stakes and the Cranbourne trainer sees a lot of similarities between the mares.

“They’re so similar as they are both pocket-sized dynamos with a great will to win,” he said.

He pointed out that Ocean Embers won the same race as Bless Her did over 1100m at Caulfield before she captured the Cockram Stakes.

“Every time she goes to the races she meets the challenge and I couldn’t be happier with her,” Eden said.

“Her blood picture is perfect and Jye McNeil stays on her.

“She’s well drawn. Everything about her gives me a lot of confidence.”

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