Victory on Dream Ahead for Buick

The move up to Group One company was no problem for Dream Ahead giving a stylish performance for a victory in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville.

William Buick

William Buick

After his début victory at Nottingham by nine lengths, the David Simcock charge was sent off at 8-1, quickened well in response to jockey William Buick one and a half furlongs out, to challenge for the lead and move to the front of the field 150 yards out.

Buick, despite Dream Ahead veering off the straight line, got his mount clear of the field crossing the line one and a half lengths in front of runner up Tin Horse.

Simcock comments, "It was a very good performance and he was very professional. "He has plenty of ability and plenty of speed, he did it very nicely; it was cosy in the end.

"He's always shown us he's got plenty of ability. We probably took the brave route coming here after just one run, but we talked about it on Monday and decided we'd have a go.

"We'll see how he is, but I would say we'll look at the Middle Park Stakes and the Dewhurst. That's for further down the line, though."

Commenting on owner Khalifa Dasmal, Simcock added, "It's fantastic to have a Group One winner and I'm probably most grateful to the owner, who has probably been my longest serving owner."

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