Smart sprinter Dream Master scored at Doomben after overcoming some significant obstacles on the way to another victory.
The son of Dream Ahead followed up an emphatic Gold Coast win when leading all the way at Doomben in smart time, but the day wasn’t without drama.
Dream Master has a dislike of rain affected footing and the Doomben track on race morning was posted as a soft 7.
Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan admitted to having some concerns about running on rain affected footing.
“He failed badly last preparation on wet ground and when the track was put up as a soft 7 I had some reservations, but trainer Toby Edmonds was pretty confident that the track would be upgraded significantly as the day went on and that was spot on.
“With the track improving, we then had the drama of booked rider Ryan Maloney falling from a horse in an earlier race and being taken to hospital.
“Fortunately we were able to get Ronnie Stewart to step in and he did the job perfectly. Ontrack’s had plenty of success with Ronnie and he got the job done.
“It’s never ideal when these things happen but Ronnie is a talented horseman and he handled the job without a care. It was unfortunate for Ryan and we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery from some nasty injuries,” said Grant Morgan.
A $60,000 buy by Ontrack from the Inglis Classic Sale, Dream Master has how won five races and placed five times from only 17 starts for earnings of $92,940.
Trainer Toby Edmonds said once the track upgrade came he was confident of another big race from Dream Master.
“He was dominant at the Gold Coast and there aren’t many horses with better gate speed so it made sense to ride him positively again.
“The horse was pressured early so it was a great effort to stave off a wall of chasers in the run home.
“We will give him an easy time and then sort out another race in the next few weeks, but he’s a very genuine horse and holds his form once he gets fit.”
Congratulations to our owners: Ontrack Thoroughbred No 1 Syndicate, Mark Walker, Lang Brothers Racing, Mark Snowden, Dave Moretti, Mark Ostermeyer, Gordon Campbell, Leah Gavranich, Luke Covey, B and L Racing, Louise Mancinelli, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Alan Satchell, Beau River Racing, Greg Bowers, Stefan Marinkovic, Lisa Saxton, Ken Stocks, Ryan Lawlor.