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Dream Ahead Success Continues

Wednesday, 29th July 2015

Five-time Gr1 winner Dream Ahead's (Diktat-Land Of Dreams, by Cadeaux Genereux) first northern hemisphere-bred crop continue to impress with the Emirates Park-owned shuttle stallion enjoying another winner earlier this week and a brace of successes over a three-day period. The Monday evening meeting at Windsor in England witnessed the effortless victory of Nisser, a raging odds-on favourite of a 2YO Maiden Stakes staged over five furlongs. Sent to post at the prohibitive price of $1.30, the Dream Ahead colt virtually won as he pleased, seizing control of the contest with 200 metres to race before romping to a 4-length win. Trained by Richard Hannon on behalf of the prominent middle-eastern owners Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar, Nisser is out of the Bold Edge mare Poppy Seed and was purchased for £130,000 at the 2014 Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale. The handsome bay colt became the seventh individual 2YO winner of Dream Ahead's first-crop to race in what is proving to be an outstanding debut season for the breed. Last weekend's programs in England also saw Raucous maintain his unbeaten record when winning a competitive 2YO Conditions Stakes event over six furlongs at Newmarket. The youngster had won his only previous outing when saluting over five furlongs at Sandown. Coincidentally, Raucous was actually bred by the aforementioned Saleh Al Homaizi and Imad Al Sagar but races in the colours of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing. The colt holds some big race entries including the Gr1 Phoenix Stakes, Gr2 Gimcrack Stakes, as well as the Gr1 Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket in September. The first few months of the 2015 European flat racing season have witnessed Dream Ahead represented by first-crop 2YO winners in England, Ireland and France. These include Final Frontier, Dream Ahead's first black-type winner who maintained his unbeaten record when landing the Gr3 Anglesey Stakes (6f) at the Curragh on 18 July.

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