Dream For Gold Breezes To Success
There is a steady build up towards the start of the flat season but there are a few of the team who are returning to action a little earlier. Dream For Gold had set a good standard in his juvenile season and got off the mark with ease, winning the 5f chelmsfordcityracecourse.com Novice Stakes at Chelmsford.
Starting his career over 6f, Dream For Gold ran two very promising races. In hindsight they turned out to be strong contests, with both winners going on to Group success and performing at the highest level. Having shown plenty of speed, the colt was then dropped to the minimum trip where he filled the runner up berth on his next two starts. It was clear he would be winning and connections decided to give him a break before bringing back early in 2023.
Having strengthened over the winter, Dream For Gold came to hand and looked to have found a very good opportunity to take advantage of. With the highest rating of 81, clear by 11lbs, Dream For Gold would line up against seven rivals as the odds on favourite. Race fitness wasn’t on his side but class looked to be and Tom Eaves never looked in danger.
From the off it was the second fav who went forward, attempting to put their race sharpness to the fore. Dream For Gold slotted into second as Tom was happy to take a lead. This was the story of the race and the leading pair would not have any trouble from the rest.
By halfway the market leaders were clear and it was pretty obvious that they would have the race between them. Although Dream For Gold was clear on the ratings, the second fav had a 5lb claimer on to try and offset this. It was swinging for home where we would find out if this would benefit or not.
Dream For Gold was never in danger and cruised up to the leader in the straight. Tom loosened the reins and nudged his mount along at the 1f marker. The pair quickly hit the front and pulled clear. It was the minimum of fuss for the colt and he won by 2 1/4 lengths going away with a fourth 8 lengths back to the third.
There are no certainties in racing but this was as close as you can get. There is always a concern when a horse returns to action as race sharpness can count for a lot. Dream For Gold was always on control and put his class on show. It was no more than a strong piece of work for the colt and he will come on for the run. There should be a lot more to come from the 3yo this year and as a stronger colt, Dream For Gold could be a force in the sprinting division.