Vanteaux Win For Camelot's Dare To Dream

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Completing the first part of trainer Gavin Hernon's masterplan, Dun Shing Lee's Dare To Dream (Fr) (Camelot {GB}–Debutante {Fr}, by Gold Away {Ire}) made her foray to ParisLongchamp a successful one on Sunday as she captured the G3 Prix Vanteaux. Third behind Ballydoyle's Content (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and the same afternoon's Leopardstown group 3 runner-up Kitty Rose (GB) (Invincible Army {Ire}) in The Curragh's G3 Staffordstown Stud S. when last sighted in October, the 9-1 shot was held up in rear early by Alexis Pouchin. Delivered wide with a surge to take control 300 metres from the finish, the €67,000 Arqana Deauville October graduate stayed on strongly to score by two lengths from Almara (Fr) (Almanzor {Fr}).

“I thought she brought the best form into the race, so I was confident and she's strengthened up so much from two to three,” Hernon said. “Quite a lot of Montjeu comes through in her via Camelot, so I was impressed with how much she relaxed and settled through the race. We haven't turned any screws yet, so I think there is quite a bit of progression to come. I would imagine she'll come back here for the [G1] Prix Saint-Alary and her owner has entered her in the Oaks, but I entered her in the Irish Oaks and July might be the time to step her up to a mile and a half.”

“I had it in my head all winter that she would go Vanteaux-Saint-Alary-Diane and then the Irish Oaks if we wanted to go a mile and a half. She'd be best on good-to-soft, but she wouldn't want it too firm. We've got the right to dare to dream with her and she was very well named by Mr Lee. We always thought that she was going to take us to the top table and I think today she's proved that she can. Mr Lee was born and raised in Epsom, but he lives in Hong Kong and he didn't want to come for her first run knowing that she was only 80 per-cent fit. He'll be here the next time for sure.”

Pedigree Notes
Dare To Dream's dam, the dual listed-placed Debutante (Fr) (Gold Away {Ire}), is kin to three pattern-race winners including the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. heroine Danedream (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) and the G3 Chester Vase S. winner and G1 Grand Prix de Paris-placed Venice Beach (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). From the family of the G1 Prix Vermeille-winning champion Indian Rose (Fr) (General Holme) and sires Vert Amande and Le Nain Jaune (Fr), she is also connected to last year's G1 Criterium de Saint Cloud third Illinois (Ire) by Venice Beach's sire who was third in Sunday's Ballysax. Debutante's 2-year-old filly by Sea The Stars (Ire) was a €260,000 purchase by Sumbe at Arqana Deauville October, while she also has a yearling filly by Zelzal (Fr).

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Sunday, ParisLongchamp, France
AL SHIRA'AA RACING PRIX VANTEAUX-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 4-7, 3yo, f, 9fT, 2:00.58, vhy.
1–DARE TO DREAM (FR), 126, f, 3, by Camelot (GB)
1st Dam: Debutante (Fr) (MSP-Fr), by Gold Away (Ire)
2nd Dam: Danedrop (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Rose Bonbon (Fr), by High Top (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€67,000 Ylg '22 ARQOCT). O-Dun Shing Lee; B-Ecurie des Monceaux, Meridian International SARL & Scuderia Waldeck SNC (FR); T-Gavin Hernon; J-Alexis Pouchin. €40,000. Lifetime Record: GSP-Ire, 4-2-0-1, €68,500. Werk Nick Rating: C+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Almara (Fr), 126, f, 3, Almanzor (Fr)–Molly Mara (Ger), by Big Shuffle. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€10,000 Ylg '22 ARQOCT). O/B-Zied Ben M'Rad (FR); T-Carlos & Yann Lerner. €16,000.
3–Survie (Ire), 126, f, 3, Churchill (Ire)–Sotteville (Fr), by Le Havre (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Gerard Augustin-Normand; B-Franklin Finance SA (IRE); T-Nicolas Clement. €12,000.
Margins: 2, 3HF, 4. Odds: 9.20, 11.00, 4.90.
Also Ran: Molten Rock (Ire), Mlle Moliere (Ire), Blush (Ire), La Mandala (Fr), Around The World (Fr), Shiffrin (Ire), The First Dance (Fr). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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