Expect Dream run in Diamond Mile
SEEKING MY DREAM is too light and fit to lose tomorrow's Supreme Ventures Limited Diamond Mile.
Carrying 53.0 kilos, 117lb, down from the 57.0 he was burdened with in the Coca Cola Mile on Superstakes Day, November 14, the Jamaica Derby winner has been presented with a $6.5m Diamond.
Reporting off a four-month lay-up in the Coca Cola Mile, SEEKING MY DREAM chased stablemate FORTUNEONEHUNDRED down the backstretch and into the lane.
He took over a furlong out from the foreigner, who was 15lb lighter, but chasing splits of 23.3, 45.1 and 1:10.1 took its toll inside the last half furlong, allowing PHINEAS to grab him at the wire.
PHINEAS was only four lengths behind PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the October 17 Gold Cup in which his rider had lost his stirrup at the start and was stopped twice in the stretch run.
Considering the Coca Cola Mile was SEEKING MY DREAM's first run in four months and his first taste of grade one pace, set by stablemate FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, the chestnut colt should report cherry ripe with less weight, nine pounds lighter than Superday.
The speed horses, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED and UPPA TUNE have been hit hard by the conditions which require United States-bred to carry topweight 57.0 kilos, ensuring neither will be around at the end of a hotly contested mile.
That leaves SEEKING MY DREAM, who is not badly drawn at post-position five, to sit off the speed and get first run on the quitting leaders coming off the final turn.
PERFECT NEIGHBOUR also has a decent draw at stall six but will find his lighter, younger and quicker stablemate holding the aces entering the lane.
Both horses had a simulated gallop Sunday morning, cantering away from the winning post and going at it for the last six furlongs. SEEKING MY DREAM came out on top in 1:13.2 to PERFECT NEIGHBOUR's 1:13.3.