Horses To Follow » Vadream


Vadream did well to finish second to Sam Maximus in the Listed Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket last Saturday. She was awkward from the stalls, and she settled towards the rear of the field towards the near side. She came under a ride from on the run to the two-furlong marker, put she found plenty for pressure. She picked up well as she hit the rising ground and, while she was overhauled by Sam Maximus on the near side close home, she kept on willingly to take second place just in front of Great Ambassador, who raced towards the far side, beaten just a head by the winner.

This was much more like it from Charlie Fellowes’ filly. She has been well beaten in each of her three previous runs this season, but this was a nice step forward from her, which makes her of interest now as we move into the autumn. She goes well on easy ground, she won the Group 3 Bengough Stakes at Ascot last October on soft ground, and she finished fifth in the Group 1 British Champions Sprint Stakes two weeks later. She goes well at Ascot too, her three best runs have been at Ascot, so she will be of greatest interest if and when she goes back there this autumn, ideally on soft or good to soft ground.
Newmarket, 27th August 2022