Extreme Dreams will pursue a fourth straight win for veteran South West trainer Colin Reeves in Friday night's Three-Year-Old Pace (2130m) at Gloucester Park as part of a target to contest a Derby triple crown.
The Dream Away gelding scored an 11m win in last Friday week's Lancaster Park Pace (1730m), his 1:54.8 rate eclipsing a Gloucester Park 3YO record set when Franco Jazzman clocked 1:55.7 in 2010.
Burekup-based Reeves said Extreme Dreams, a Pinjarra winner at his two starts before the Gloucester Park success, was thriving.
"I've entered him for Gloucester Park on Friday night," Reeves said.
"Then we'll aim at the South West, Country and WA Derbies."
Reeves said he was seeking to fulfil a long-time ambition by winning the $200,000 WA Derby (2536m) on April 19.
"Extreme Dreams shapes as my best chance for a WA Derby," the trainer said.
"Six years ago I got close.
"I won the 2007 Country Derby at Gloucester Park with Lindas Only. I thought he had a good chance in the WA Derby four weeks later.
"But he got balloted. Lindas Only won us the WA Derby Consolation an hour before the big one."
Extreme Dreams is closely related to Reeves' former stable star The Die Is Cast, who won 16 Gloucester Park races.
The youngster was bred at North Dandalup by his owner Kim Marsh and sent to the Reeves stable as a weanling. "It took time to settle Extreme Dreams, but he's now relaxed and easy to drive in evening exercise," Reeves said.
"A second at Pinjarra was the only placing run by Extreme Dreams' dam Stage Whisper in eight starts. Though she had pace, the mare couldn't stay."
Meanwhile, Im Themightyquinn has lost his place as favourite in Player's fixed-odds market on next month's $750,000 Sydney Inter Dominion Championship (3000m).
The gelding, aimed at his third consecutive Inters title, opened at $3.10.He has eased to $4.90 since a second to Mysta Magical Mach in the Lord Mayor's Cup (2536m) at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
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