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Stoute can dare to Dream at Newmarket

 

The main supporting race on the final afternoon of the July Festival is the bet365 Superlative Stakes, in which King's Command gets the vote (stock photo)
The main supporting race on the final afternoon of the July Festival is the bet365 Superlative Stakes, in which King's Command gets the vote (stock photo)

By Ashley Iveson

Dream Of Dreams can provide Sir Michael Stoute with his fourth victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

It is 38 years since the master of Freemason Lodge first landed the prestigious prize with Marwell. He went on to claim two more July Cup wins in the 1980s with Green Desert and Ajdal.

It has been quite a while since Stoute had a genuinely top-class sprinter on his hands, but Dream Of Dreams looks ready to bridge the gap judged on this season's efforts.

The son of Dream Ahead ran well in several quality races in 2018 without managing to get his head in front - and like so many horses before him, he appears a typical Stoute improver.

The five-year-old won with a bit up his sleeve on his first start of the new campaign at Chelmsford - and after he followed up in Listed company at Windsor, Stoute pitched his charge in at the deep end in the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot.

That faith was justified as he pushed the remarkable Blue Point all the way, going down by just a head, and he probably would have come out on top in another few strides. If Dream Of Dreams can replicate that run on the July Course three weeks later, it may well be enough to see him come home in front.

The main supporting race on the final afternoon of the July Festival is the bet365 Superlative Stakes, in which King's Command gets the vote.

SELECTIONS:

ASCOT: 1.45 Tis Marvellous, 2.15 Manigordo, 2.50 Be More, 3.25 Saroog, 4.00 Accidental Agent, 4.35 Faylaq, 5.10 Algaffaal.

CHESTER: 2.00 Dr Simpson, 2.35 Daffy Jane, 3.10 Beauty Filly, 3.45 Gabrial The One, 4.20 Miss Sheridan, 4.55 Friendly Advice, 5.30 City Wanderer.

HAMILTON: 5.30 Asmund, 6.05 Art Of Unity, 6.35 Tadaany, 7.05 Sioux Frontier, 7.35 Steel Helmet, 8.05 Move In Faster, 8.35 Be Bold, 9.05 Diviner.

LIMERICK: 2.45 Kerry Star, 3.20 Cloak Of Darkness, 3.55 Shake The Bucket, 4.30 Cool Colonnade, 5.05 From Eden, 5.40 Ellie Mac, 6.10 Rock Road.

NAVAN: 1.25 Jack Yeats, 1.55 Alligator Alley, 2.30 Rewrite, 3.05 Offline , 3.40 Sun Sign, 4.15 High Street Lady, 4.50 Arctic Blaze, 5.25 Navajo Ridge.

NEWMARKET: 1.50 Baaqy, 2.20 Honest Albert, 2.55 King's Command, 3.30 Crossing The Line, 4.05 Flarepath, 4.40 DREAM OF DREAMS (NAP), 5.15 Apparate.

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.25 Pingshou, 3.00 No Hidden Charges, 3.35 Sumkindofking, 4.10 Maebh, 4.45 Sizing Tara, 5.20 Golander, 5.55 Show's Over.

SALISBURY: 5.50 Great Ambassador, 6.20 Glory, 6.50 Ghalyoon, 7.20 Mondain, 7.50 Global Falcon, 8.20 Amber Spark, 8.50 Molotov.

YORK: 2.05 Final Venture, 2.40 Gold Mount, 3.15 Masham Star, 3.50 Setting Sail, 4.25 Makawee, 5.00 No Mercy, 5.35 Dragon Command.

DOUBLE: Dream Of Dreams and King's Command.

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