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Robert Cowell is renowned as a specialist when it comes to sprinters and he has worked his magic with Goldream, too. In 2015, as a six-year-old, he proved himself on the highest stages – winning the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and then, later in the year, the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp.
A progressive performer from the start of his racing career, the son of Oasis Dream has always been a consistent horse, putting in good performances with regularity in good class two handicaps across the country at Ascot, York, Newmarket and Sandown throughout 2012 and 2013.
But it was not until 2014 that his career began to take off, with wins at Newmarket and Ascot in good races and close seconds to smart horses like Muthmir and High On Life.
As trainer Cowell took the gelding into his six-year-old campaign in 2015, he managed to encourage yet more improvement out of Goldream, winning the Pearl Bloodstock Palace House Stakes at Newmarket, the horse’s first Group three success.
There were more glass ceilings for the horse to burst through however, and after a slightly disappointing run at Haydock, Goldream went in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, and after travelling prominently in his first ever Group one race, he was produced under jockey Martin Harley with a sustained run to grab a 20/1 success.
He was unable to reproduce that form next time, when fifth in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, but then his success in France followed to cap a fantastic campaign.
Goldream begun 2016 with two below-par efforts at Meydan. Cowell believed those efforts should be excused, stating his speedster was “dull in his coat” on both occasions.
His subsequent form has been a bit in and out but he ran well on his penultimate start, when runner-up to Priceless in the Temple Stakes at Haydock in May 2017.
He failed to figure in the King’s Stand Stakes last time, with Robert Cowell suggesting the extreme heat may have been a factor.
BCS Career statistics
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