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Confront and Dream Eater dead-heat York 21.08.2009

Dream Eater (grey): Listed winner was placed eight times at Group level

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos) 

Classymiler Dream Eater retired to Vauterhill Stud

DREAM Eater, a regular performer in many of the top miling events for Andrew Balding, has been retired to stand at Graham Heal's Vauterhill Stud near Umberleigh in Devon.

The seven-year-old son of Night Shift will stand as the property of a partnership for £800.

Dream Eater finished in the frame in 21 of 34 starts for owner Jeff Smith, whose Littleton Stud purchased the horse for 40,000gns at Tattersalls as a foal. In addition to dead-heating with Confront in the Listed City Of York Stakes at York, he was placedin eight Pattern races, notably when a narrow second to Pressing in consecutive renewals of the Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi in Turkey and third behind Goldikova in the 2010 Queen Anne Stakes.

"His owner was looking for a nice place for him to stand and someone from Andrew Balding's yard put me in touch," said Heal. "He'll cover mainly jumps mares and I'm delighted to have him. He's let down into a lovely horse."

Dream Eater shares his sire withsuccessful young stallion Azamour and is the one of five winners out of the Listed-placed Kapria, also the dam of the Group 3-placed Dreamspeed.

Joining Dream Eater at Vauterhill Stud for this season is the 1996 Prix du Jockey Club and Prix Greffulhe winner Ragmar, who switches from the French National Stud. The son of Tropular is best known in Britain and Ireland as the sire of the smart staying chasers Pontiac and Qhilimar. His fee is on application.

The pair join a roster at Vauterhill Stud that includes Kauto Stone's sire With The Flow and the Group 1-placedRocamadour.

 

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