MORE Than Ready filly Dreamaway stamped herself as the best filly to come out of Western Australia since Beaux Art after completing the WATC Oaks/Derby double yesterday at Ascot.
The Grant Williams trained 3YO’s came out on top in the clash with eastern states Group winner Playing God surging away from the Kingston Town Classic winner to score by 1.5-lens.
It was Dreamaway’s fifth consecutive win this campaign picking up the W.A Champion Fillies Stakes, the Ascot 1000 Guineas, Natasha Stakes and WATC Oaks along the way.
”She is just outstanding,” Vinery’s Adam White said.
”The colts and fillies haven’t been able to closer than a length to her in any of those wins.
”To win the Oaks is one thing but to add the Derby against the colts and geldings is a rare feat in racing. Only the good ones do it.”
There is every chance that the Bob Peters’ bred/owned star will be seen during the Melbourne spring carnival given her supremacy at home.
”Bob does send his horses over to the East Coast to be trained there and Dreamaway definitely could be one that you would probably think about sending over,” Williams said previously.
Dreamaway’s win was a spectacular endorsement of More Than Ready’s versatility as a sire, says Phelan, given that he has no peer as a sire of champion 2YO’s.
”I think you saw that in spades given that Elite Falls placed in the Golden Slipper then just a few hours later, Dreamaway, wins a Derby.”