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Oasis Dream: now has 52 stakes winners thanks to Hard Dream

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Noailles winner adds to Oasis Dream stakes haul

Prix Noailles (3yos, Group 3) Longchamp 1m2½f

Winner: Hard Dream

b c Oasis Dream - Rose Melody (Galileo)

HARD DREAM advertised his Classic credentials with a one and a half length-victory in Mondy's Prix Noailles, a key trial for the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly in June.

Hard Dream is trained by Francois Rohaut for a partnership of owners comprising Ahmed Mouknass, Pandora Stud and his breeder the Ecurie des Monceaux.

He defeated Tifongo (Dr Fong) into secondin the Noailles, with Valdo Bere (Hurricane Cat) in third. The favouite, last year's Prix de Conde winner Loi (Lawman), was only fourth, though the contest was run at Longhchamp on heavy ground.

Hard Dream becomes the 52nd stakes winner for Banstead Manor Stud resident Oasis Dream and, if stepped up in class, will attempt to join nine Group 1 winners  sired by the son of Green Desert.

He is also the sixth stakes winner produced by a daughter of Galileo, following Alexander Pope, La Collina and Saamidd in Europe, Single Spice in Australia and this year's Indian Oaks winner Smashing.

Hard Dream's dam Rose Melody, a member of Galileo's first crop, was trained by Carlos Lerner to win over 7f at two and over 1m2f at three. She was also Listed-placed in two contests over 1m1f and 1m2f in her sophomore season.

Rose Melody is a half-sister to Grade 2-winning miler Gold And Steel, Listed scorers Befuto and Golden Marvel, as well as the dam of last season's Prix Penelope winner Don't Hurry Me.

Rose Melody also has a two-year-old filly by Elusive City called Rose Memory, who is in training with Jean-Claude Rouget.

Marc-Antoine Berghgracht signed for Hard Dream at €300,000 when the colt went through the ring at the 2010 Arqana October yearling sale.





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