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Dream of Dreams breaks Group One duck in Sprint Cup victory

6 Sep 2020

Sir Michael Stoute's sprinter claims first success at the top level under Oisin Murphy

Dream of Dreams Betfair Sprint Cup

Dream of Dreams broke through the Group 1 glass ceiling in authoritative style to claim the Betfair Sprint Cup, giving his veteran trainer Sir Michael Stoute a third win in the Haydock Park Group 1 contest.

Having previously filled the placings on multiple occasions in Group 1 company it will no doubt have given connections great satisfaction to see the son of Dream Ahead finally have his big moment on British shores.

Piloted by Oisin Murphy, the six-year-old was never far away from the pace; travelling just behind the early leaders Art Power and Glen Shiel in  the stand-side group.

As the race began to develop, Murphy switched his mount out into the centre of the track and began to make smooth headway; passing the hardy Glen Shiel with a furlong to go and driving his mount right out to the line.

Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde proved much the best of the pack that raced on the far side of the course; finishing well to claim third spot behind Glen Shiel.

Connections of the winner were quick to earmark a trip to QIPCO British Champions Day as the next stop for the thriving sprinter.

Philip Robinson, representing winning owner Saeed Suhail and speaking to Racing TV, said: “Champions Day (QIPCO British Champions Sprint) is very possible. I think that will probably be his next target”