Acomb Stakes Win for Waiter’s Dream

The Brian Meehan trained Waiter's Dream, steered by Kieren Fallon, has had a comfortable victory in the Group Three, Acomb Stakes at York.

Kieren Fallon

Kieren Fallon

Sent out as second favourite, the Oasis Dream colt gave a very impressive performance, while the race favourite, Lake Ontario was outpaced early in the proceedings leaving the run too late, only managing fourth place.

Kieren Fallon took his mount to the lead one furlong out, staying on stronly to record a victory by four and a half lengths over Silvertrees, with Timothy T back a further length in third place.

Jockey Fallon was impressed by his mount and said, "He gave me a proper feel when he won at Newbury last time and he has worked well since; he gives you the feel of a proper horse.

"I think he's quite smart, this is a good race; King's Best and Elusive Pimpernel have won it recently; and I've always liked it, it's good race to win.

"He's still a big baby, he's still learning and I think he's going to go places."

Trainer Meehan commented, "I'm very pleased with him, he's a very progressive horse. He has just improved and improved.

"Kieren said they went a good gallop and by the time they got to the furlong marker it was all over.

"He'll get further, but seven furlongs is good for him at the moment.

"It always takes a good one to win this race and he'll probably have one more run now.

"We'll look at the Dewhurst, but we'll see how he comes out of this and take stock."

Alan Swinbank commented on runner up Silvertrees, "That was a good run and he'll go over a mile next; we'll look for a Group Three somewhere.

"He has progressed since winning at Haydock and it didn't help he was on his own a bit. A bigger field would help."

Timothy T trainer Marco Botti said of his charge, "We're really pleased with him.

"Frankie said he's still a bit inexperienced and could probably do with an extra furlong so we will try to find some black type later in the year, probably over a mile."

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