Frankel's Dreamflight Prevails In Thomas Bryon Thriller

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Lady Bamford's homebred Dreamflight (GB) (Frankel {GB}), one of two contenders from the Andre Fabre stable for Friday's G3 Prix Thomas Bryon Jockey Club de Turquie, placed in starts at Deauville in August and Saint-Cloud last month. Back over the latter venue's one-mile course and distance for his black-type bow, the 18-5 chance would not be denied in a thrilling finish to the card's feature event. He was swiftly into stride and led all four rivals from flagfall. Coming under pressure when tackled by stablemate Chancellery (Ire) (Medaglia d'Oro) with 500 metres remaining, the two became three when Making Moovies (Ire) (Dabirsim {Fr}) joined in soon after passing the quarter-mile marker and it was Dreamflight along the far-side rail who found most in a three-way tussle, hitting the line with a short neck to spare from Making Moovies. Chancellery was unable to edge ahead when threatening to do so and battled gamely to finish a head further back in third.

“It was the right day to break his maiden, he has improved with every run and was a real fighter today,” said rider Maxime Guyon. “When Andre Fabre enters a maiden in a Group race it's best to pay attention because he knows what he is doing. I think Dreamflight will have no problem staying further next year.”

Dreamflight is the fifth of six foals and fourth winner from as many runners out of G2 Prix de la Nonette victrix Dream Peace (Ire) (Dansili {GB}), who placed twice in both GI Diana S, and GI E.P. Taylor S. as well as running third in the GI Flower Bowl Invitational. The January-foaled homebred bay is full to a yearling filly and also kin to Listed Martin Molony S. third Questionare (GB) (Galileo {Ire}). Dream Peace, who was knocked down for 2.7-million guineas as a Tattersalls December Mare in 2013, is a daughter of GII E.P. Taylor S. and G3 Prix de Royaumont winner Truly A Dream (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) and thus a half-sister to G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up Catcher In The Rye (Ire) (Danehill). Descendants of Truly A Dream also include Listed Quebec S. victor True To Form (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), Listed Salsabil S. victrix and G3 Park Express S. third Truly MIne (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) and G3 lacken S. winner Only Mine (Ire) (Pour Moi {Ire})

Friday, Saint-Cloud, France
PRIX THOMAS BRYON JOCKEY CLUB DE TURQUIE-G3, €80,000, Saint-Cloud, 10-1, 2yo, 8fT, 1:43.02, sf.
1–DREAMFLIGHT (GB), 126, c, 2, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Dream Peace (Ire) (GSW-Fr, MGISP-US & Can, $815,242), by Dansili (GB)
2nd Dam: Truly A Dream (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)
3rd Dam: Truly Special (Ire), by Caerleon
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Lady Bamford (GB); T-Andre Fabre; J-Maxime Guyon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-1, €49,450. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Making Moovies (Ire), 126, c, 2, Dabirsim (Fr)–Grace Lady (Fr), by Muhtathir (GB). O-Ecurie Pierre Pilarski & Jean-Philippe Dubois; B-Jean-Philippe Dubois (IRE); T-Didier Guillemin. €16,000.
3–Chancellery (Ire), 126, c, 2, Medaglia d'Oro–Shelbysmile, by Smart Strike. ($175,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT; £675,000 2yo '21 ARQMAY). O-Godolphin; B-SF Bloodstock SC (IRE); T-Andre Fabre. €12,000.
Margins: SNK, HD, 3HF. Odds: 3.60, 2.00, 1.60.
Also Ran: Joli Coup (Fr), Liyann (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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