Twilight Dreams favourite for Simply Magic Cup


April 25, 2017
LOOSE CANNON (Omar Walker up) scoring an easy win over 1000 metres round on February 11.

TWILIGHT DREAMS ran an unbelievably big race in the 2000 Guineas, on only his third outing, showing speed and pace, which makes him hard to oppose in Wednesday's Simply Magic Cup at 1820 metres.

Sent off as a rank outsider at odds of 99-1, TWILIGHT DREAMS ran as though he was one of the favourites.

Hustled to leave post-position one, TWILIGHT DREAMS went after the rabbit, LOOSE CANNON, and matched strides with SECRET TRAVELLER while FEARLESS SAMURAI tracked the pace from fourth.

A half-mile out, TWILIGHT DREAMS was still running strong in second, ahead of SECRET TRAVELLER and much-heralded BALAZO, when FEARLESS SAMURAI moved down into contention to hit the front three-and-a-half furlongs out.

Of the chasing pack, TWILIGHT DREAMS stayed third into the lane and was joined by MARKET FORCE a furlong-and-a-half out. Still showing fight TWILIGHT DREAMS actually improved into third a half-furlong out, going past LOOSE CANNON, almost as a team with MARKET FORCE, who charged into second.

TWILIGHT DREAMS stayed third to the last quarter-furlong before being relegated to fifth by SOTOMAYOR and RADICAL closing from off the pace.

With his class exposed in the 2000 Guineas, TWILIGHT DREAMS returned to gallop seven furlongs in 1:28.2 eight days later, proving that he came out of the race none the worse, the only Guineas horse, fillies included, to gallop so early after the opening classics.

Down to carry 115lb and clearly the controlling speed tomorrow, the only question is whether TWILIGHT DREAMS will stay two turns. However, he stayed on well enough at a mile in the 2000 Guineas, against the best colts and geldings, to be given the benefit of the doubt in a weaker field.

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