LIFE is about to get a lot harder for promising mare Lis Tureen.
Successful at her last seven starts before being sent for a spell, the Dani Hill-trained pacer stretched her winning sequence to 10 thanks three stylish victories this campaign.
“I’ve been rapt with her this time in as she hasn’t stopped improving,” Hill said. “She’s always promised to develop into a nice mare and this season she is really delivering.
“She’s gotten better with each run and we haven’t gotten to the bottom of her yet.
“I’m sure she can eventually head over to Melton and win a metropolitan race or two.”
Despite her sensational form, the six-year-old is no certainty at Globe Derby on Saturday night.
Although drawn favourably in gate three, Lis Tureen’s main dangers – Keayang Storm and Hes Just Rusty – will begin from her inside.
Keayang Storm has been ultra-consistent, including a last start win, while Hes Just Rusty has a five-run winning sequence.
“It’ll be an interesting test on the weekend as the two inside her are also in good form and will push her,” Hill said. “I’m sure she is good enough to win, it will just come down to which one get the better run on the night.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how she will handle it.”
- PAUL COURTS