Cahill and Dantains Spirit combine for Country Championship qualifier

Mathew Cahill onboard Dantains Spirit last October cruising to a Maiden Plate win in Wagga. The pair have won two races together since and will look to do so again on Sunday in the $100,000 Country Championships Qualifier at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club.Cowra jockey Mathew Cahill will combine with Wagga trainer Chris Heywood and promising three-year-old Dantains Spirit in the $100,000 Country Championships Qualifier in Wagga on Sunday.
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The bay filly by I Am Invincible will be one of the favourites among punters with her form suggesting she will be a contender to qualify for the $300,000 Country Championships Final to be run at Randwick on April 4.

Heywood will have four runners in the day’s feature race with Cahill steering what will be the local trainers best chance, Dantains Spirit.

The in-form filly has four wins from her last six starts. Cahill was onboard for three of those each time at the Murrumbidgee Turf Club in Wagga.

The most recent was a Benchmark 55 Handicap (1000m) on February 9 while the former were a Class One Handicap (1200m) and Maiden Plate (1000m) win last October.

The real test for Dantains Spirit, in Sunday’s rich qualifier, will be the increased race length of 1400m which is something she wont be used to.

Heywood’s galloper is also backing up from her last start win on Sunday over 900m in Corowa.

Should Dantains Spirit score, the three-year-old would collect the first prize $57,500 and also a $20,000 BOBS bonus, collectively a massive payday for the filly which would easily double her career prize-money.

As well as the Country Championship qualifier Cowra jockey Mathew Cahill will feature in the Maiden Plate (1200m) race two with By Virtue and in race five, a Benchmark 55 Handicap race, with Home Game. Both are trained by Frank Cleary.

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