Past Winners » Klassical Dream


It is significant that Willie Mullins decided to allow Klassical Dream run here instead of in the Ballymore Hurdle tomorrow, when he already had a big player in the race in Aramon, whereas Easy Game looks to be his number one for the Ballymore now.

The rain is a positive for Klassical Dream in the context of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.  He has good form in France on soft ground, he was only beaten by four and a half lengths by the top class Master Dino in a Grade 1 juveniles’ hurdle in France on very soft ground. Also, he is a real battler, and that asset could be accentuated on today’s ground.

He showed a really willing attitude to battle back as well as he did to beat Aramon at Leopardstown last time, in the Grade 1 Chanelle Pharma Hurdle, the pair of them coming clear of Vision D’Honneur.  Vision D’Honneur will be better suited by the easier ground today, but he has six lengths to find with Klassical Dream, and Willie Mullins’ horse should also improve for the ground. 

He is a battle-hardened and progressive horse, who represents Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh, who have won three of the last six renewals of this and finished second in two of the others.