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Dream Ahead set to bring career to a close in Foret

Dream Ahead - Betfred Sprint Cup at haydock 3-9-11

Dream Ahead (nearest) is unlikely to remain in training as a four-year-old

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TOP sprinter Dream Ahead is most unlikely to be seen in action as a four-year old, trainer David Simcock revealed on Monday.

The son of Diktat has landed a Group 1 double in the Darley July Cup and Betfred Sprint Cup this season and is expected to have what now could be his final start in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret at Longchamp next month.

Joint top-rated juvenilein 2010 with Frankel, Dream Ahead put a modest run in the Prix Maurice de Gheest behind him with a narrow victory at Haydock over Bated Breath and Hoof It.

Owned by Khalifa Dasmal, Dream Ahead was back cantering on Warren Hill in Newmarket on Monday morning as Simcock plans a step up in trip in France for the 7f Foret on October 2.

He said: "Dream Ahead will probably head to Longchamp for his next outing but I don't think we will have him around next year as Ithink the plan is to find him a place at stud, especially as there is a lack of freshman sires around at the moment."

He added: "Dream Ahead carries a lot more condition now after his races and I am pleased with how he has come out of Haydock.

"We have the option of waiting for the Qipco Sprint on Champions Day at Ascot with him if we don't go to France but he won't be going to the Breeders' Cup. The American sprinters are a different ball game."

Dream Ahead is 6-1 joint-favourite with Wokingham winner Deacon Blues for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes with Coral.





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