Betfair Sprint Cup
MansionBet
Group 1, Haydock Park 15:25
£225,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 1
  
Saturday 5th September 2020

1 Dream Of Dreams 5/2F
2 Glen Shiel 25/1
3 Golden Horde 13/2
13 ran Distances: 1¼l, nk, 1l
Time: 1m 14.07s (slow by 3.87s)

Oisin Murphy always had Dream Of Dreams up with the pace, travelling at the head of a nearside group which held the overall advantage throughout.

As Dream Of Dreams began to drift across the track on ground described as soft after this week’s rain, he nonetheless ground out victory by a length and a quarter from 25-1 shot Glen Shiel – on whom Hollie Doyle was having her first British Group One ride.

Golden Horde, the Commonwealth Cup winner at Royal Ascot earlier this season, was third – a neck further back.

Dream Of Dreams, following up his Group Two victory in Newbury’s Hungerford Stakes last month, has so often had to settle for minor honours in the highest class – including as a head runner-up in the last two editions of Ascot’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

But the six-year-old made sure the glory was his this time, while Stoute had his third success – 33 years after his consecutive previous victories back in the 1980s.

Philip Robinson, representing winning owner Saeed Suhail, said: “He’s just all of a sudden improved. The gelding operation has helped, without a shadow of a doubt. His mind is in the job.

“He’s a different horse now and I think Sir Michael’s big trick with him is to keep him fresh and he’s giving him plenty of time between races. He’s thriving.

“He’s discovering how easy it is, now he’s got his confidence. Onwards and upwards.”

Robinson added: “Champions Day (Qipco British Champions Sprint) is very possible.

“I think that will probably be his next target.”

Betfair Sprint Cup
(British Champions Series) (Group 1)
£225,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy (in places) 

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (11)    Dream Of Dreams 6 9-3 Sir Michael Stoute Oisin Murphy 5/2F
2 (9)
Glen Shiel 6 9-3 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 25/1
3 (6)
nk Golden Horde 3 9-1 Clive Cox Adam Kirby 13/2
4 (10)
1 Art Power 3 9-1 Tim Easterby Silvestre De Sousa 13/2
5 (12)
Hello Youmzain 4 9-3 Kevin Ryan Kevin Stott 9/2
6 (1)
nk The Tin Man 8 9-3 James Fanshawe Andrea Atzeni 14/1
7 (13)
nk Lope Y Fernandez 3 9-1 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 15/2
8 (4)
¾ Summerghand 6 9-3 David O'Meara William Buick 33/1
9 (8)
½ Brando 8 9-3 Kevin Ryan Tom Eaves 50/1
10 (2)
Archer's Dream 4 9-0 James Fanshawe Tom Marquand 50/1
11 (7)
Forever In Dreams 4 9-0 Aidan F Fogarty Harry Bentley 40/1
12 (3)
1 Queen Jo Jo 4 9-0 Kevin Ryan Daniel Tudhope 50/1
13 (5)
½ Tabdeed 5 9-3 Owen Burrows Jim Crowley 9/1

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