An Angel's Dream
Probably the nicest yearling filly we’ve bought in years, for Richard Hannon to train, is how we would like to pigeon hole this stunning daughter of DREAM AHEAD.
She has both a physique and pedigree to die for, being out of a 113 rated, Group 1 performer, by a fabulous sire in Dream Ahead. As the yearling sales’ season comes to an end, this filly is THE MOST EXPENSIVE yearling filly by her sire to be sold through the ring, across the entire year, adding some real substance to the adage that she’s the best filly we’ve sent to Richard’s Herridge base since our Prix Du Calvados winner, Great Page.
She is 'French Owner Premiums' qualified. Read about this lucrative extra prize money scheme here: https://www.frbc.fr/owners-premiums/.
She was consigned by Haras du Lieu des Champs, who we also purchased our super Listed winner and Queen Mary placed filly CLEM FANDANGO from (now a broodmare, at Yeomanstown Stud): https://en.lieudeschamps.com/post/clem-fandango.
Here she is being adored at the sale!
This filly, just oozes class, with a walk to die for and she was Mandore International’s, Nicolas De Watrigant’s nap of day 1 of the Arqana October Sale (Day 1 is the Premier day of the 4-day sale). Nicolas seems to possess a Midas touch when purchasing for us, for Richard Hannon, most notably, the Group performers BOITRON (€45,000) and TIGRE DU TERRE (€55,000).
See her walk video below and a second video in the gallery.
This filly is by a proven Group 1 producing stallion; Breeders Cup Turf Sprint winner Glass Slippers, Dream Of Dreams, Al Wukair, and of course, our own DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT to name but a few top flight performers that Dream Ahead has produced to date. Read about her sire here: http://www.harasdegrandcamp.com/etalons/indexdreamahead.html.
Furthermore, this filly is out of a Group 1 mare, so who’s to say she can’t emulate her parents? Her mare is by the famous FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND no less, whose progeny Richard has excelled with in the past, most notably THREAT, LARCHMENT LAD and MUMS TIPPLE.
Dream Of Dreams, by Dream Ahead, wins the Gr. 1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot:
She’s out of a Group 1 performer who stayed further than a mile and by a Group 1 winner, out of a black type mare who was placed at Group 1 level herself. The sky could be the limit and she should thrive through to her 3yo season, as her dam stayed 1m 2f and got better with age.
Trainer Update: She’s developed into a stunning 3yo filly - big and strong. Out of a Group 1 performer who improved with age, operating at principally 1m2f, this filly was always destined to be a better 3yo than 2yo, and this has been born out in reality. She picked up little niggle at the back end of 2021 but she’s thrived ever since. She looks set fair for a very exciting 2022. She’s very much in the “could be anything” camp. Her race entries/declarations will show on this page.
Here she is at our March owners stable visit on the gallops:
Updates from Richard: