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Fourth Local 2YO Winner For Dream Ahead
Emirates Park shuttle sire Dream Ahead (USA) was represented by his fourth individual local 2YO winner when Gimlet produced a determined late finish to score over 1000 metres on the first day of the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival yesterday. Having only the second outing of her career after a promising minor placing at Flemington on debut, Gimlet went to post as the $3.80 favourite of the VOBIS Strike Gold assignment and duly obliged for her supporters. Ridden just off the pace in the early stages, the precocious daughter of Dream Ahead made a sustained effort around the outside of the field turning for home before responding to the urgings of race rider Damian Lane. Gimlet is the fourth successful 2YO runner of Dream Ahead's first crop in Australia. The filly's victory elevated the Emirates Park-owned stallion into second position on the Leading First Season Sires listing based on individual winners. Gimlet races in the familiar colours of Contract Racing who also bred the talented filly. She is the first foal of Limerock (by Charge Forward) and hails from a family that features the celebrated international broodmare sire Ogygian.