INCREDIBLE DREAM who cost just 3,000 guineas at Newmarket’s July Sale last year won his second race today in just eight career starts for Dean Ivory.
The 4yo son of Vale Of York hacked up under stable apprentice, Jack Duern by three and a quarter lengths at Chepstow in a mile and a half handicap. Slowly away, the 9/1 shot was held up but made headway two-thirds through the race and took it up inside the final furlong and defeat soon never looked out of the question.
Well bred by Breeders’ Cup winner Vale Of York out of a Halling mare, there is plenty of stamina in the pedigree, which boasts four winners from five of the full or half-brother siblings to Incredible Dream.
The horse won over 1m2f on his handicap debut at Nottingham back in June on his handicap debut off a mark of 55. Having then been placed in two of his next three starts, he raced off 62 yesterday but is sure to go up several pounds for a comfortable victory on his preferred soft ground.
There should be more to come from Incredible Dream, who is testimony to Dean’s history of shrewd purchases of well-bred unraced older horses.