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Dream Ahead - Newmarket 01.10.10

Dream Ahead: the son of Diktat confirms himself a superstar juvenile

  PICTURE: MARTIN LYNCH  

Dream day for son of Diktat in Middle Park

Shadwell Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) (Colts), Newmarket, 6f

DREAM AHEAD (Diktat - Land Of Dreams by Cadeaux Genereux)

Breeder: Darley

PRIX Morny hero Dream Ahead showed himself by far the best son of Diktat when bounding clearfor a nine-length win in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes. Despite looking green at Newmarket, the David Simcock-trained colt is now unbeaten in three starts, two of which at Group 1 level.

His sire, a July Cup winner by Warning, beganhis career at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £10,000. He stood a season at Haras du Logis under the Darley banner in 2006, and joined Darley Japan for 2008 and 2009. He stood at Dehesa De Milagro in Spain this year at a fee of €2,500.

Dream Ahead is one of two top-level winners by Diktat, the other being Rajeem, who took the Falmouth Stakes in 2006. His daughter Short Skirt was second in the Oaks and third in the Yorkshire Oaks. Both Dream Ahead and Rajeem are out of mares by Cadeaux Genereux.

Land Of Dreams has foaled five previous foals, including dual Listed winner at 1m1f and 1m2f, Into The Dark, by Rainbow Quest. She also bred two-year-old debut winner Only Make Believe, and William Blake, the winner of his first three starts at three over 1m to 1m2f.

Land Of Dreams won the Flying Childers Stakes, and her dam, Sahara Star, was also a Group-winning juvenile, courtesy of a Molecomb Stakes win.

 

 

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