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Berties Dream Lead in Cheltenham 19.03.2010

Berties Dream is by inexpensive Gurteen Stud stallion Golden Tornado

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Berties Dream win a breakthrough for sire

PROOF that Cheltenham offers an opportunity for anyone to taste glory came with the Albert Bartlett victory of Berties Dream, who provided a career defining moment for his sire Golden Tornado, who stands at Ireland's Gurteen Stud for a fee of just €500.

The son of Sadler's Wells has shown promise as a jumps sire from a small batch of runners - but none as headline-grabbing as Berties Dream, who was led out unsold as a yearling at Goffs at Ir£2,400 and is from the family of top hurdler Bannow Bay.

Berties Dream eased the pressure on Irish-breds in their battle with the French, increasing the score to 11 Irish-bred Festival wins to France's eight.

 

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