His first 3 dams were all
GROUP-CLASS SPRINTERS RATED 106+
Sire: DIKTAT – Champion Sprinter; won Gr.1 Haydock Sprint Cup and Gr.1 Prix Maurice de Gheest.
Dam: LAND OF DREAMS (rated 115) – won Gr.2 Flying Childers Stakes and Gr.3 King George Stakes; dam of DREAM AHEAD and INTO THE DARK (dual LR winner of 5 races).
Half sister to the dam of PRINCESS NOOR (Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes; 2nd Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes).
Grandam: SAHARA STAR (rated 106) – won Gr.3 Molecomb Stakes; 3rd Gr.2 Lowther Stakes. Dam of 6 winners.
3rd dam: VAIGLY STAR (rated 118) – won 3 races and 2nd Gr.1 July Cup, etc. Half-sister to top class sprinter VAIGLY GREAT (rated 127).
Five-time Group 1 winner and 7f course record holder at Longchamp
Won 6 races (6-7f), from 9 starts at 2 & 3 years, x931,714, incl:
Prix Morny, Deauville, 6f, by 11⁄2 lengths, beating TIN HORSE (Gr.1), in 1m 9.6s
Middle Park Stakes, Newmarket, 6f, by 9 lengths, beating STRONG SUIT (Gr.2), APPROVE (Gr.2), TEMPLE MEADS (Gr.2), etc.
July Cup, Newmarket, 6f, in 1m 10.66s, beating three Gr.1 winners and three Gr.2 winners.
"Dream Ahead looks a rare top-class British-trained sprinter ...won in a most taking manner..." Raceform
Haydock Sprint Cup, Haydock, 6f, beating SOLE POWER (Gr.1 x 4), KINGSGATE NATIVE (Gr.1), WOOTTON BASSETT (Gr.1), SOCIETY ROCK (Gr.1), etc.
Prix de la Foret, Longchamp, 7f, beating multiple Gr.1 winner GOLDIKOVA, in a new race record time.
G1 Goldmine Stallion Match - Dream Ahead
G1 Stallion Match - Dream Ahead
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