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Sir Michael Stoute’s horses are renowned for improving with age and Dream Of Dreams seems no exception.
The five-year-old ended 2018 looking fairly exposed (three wins from 19 races) and with a rating of 109 but this term he has taken his form to another level.
Wins at Chelmsford and Windsor were stepping stones to him finishing a head second to hot favourite Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
He finished with a flourish and in another stride or two would have denied the Godolphin horse his famous Ascot sprint double.
Dream Of Dreams finished two and a half lengths ahead of front-running Kachy, who was third, in the 17-runner contest.
“It would have been nicer if there had been one more stride but we are delighted – it’s his best performance,” Stoute said. “He’s been progressing all year and he’s in a good place. He’ll go for the July Cup now.
“He was running very well in Group races last year without winning one, but he’s improved. He’s become calmer and he’s saving his energy.”
Dream Of Dreams was then a leading fancy in the Darley July Cup but he failed to make an impact, his connections inclined to blame the fast ground and nature of the track.
He was also below-par in the Betfair Sprint Cup and, last time, in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes.