Ontrack’s enigmatic sprinter Dream Master returned to the track in sensational fashion with a commanding win at Doomben.
The good looking son of Dream Ahead had to undergo two barrier trials to gain a clearance to race again following an incident when he bucked and dislodged apprentice Jackson Murphy at the Gold Coast last month.
Dream Master passed the barrier trials test with flying colours and returned to racing in a Class Five Handicap at Doomben.
“I must admit to being extremely nervous before the race,” said a very relieved Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan after the horse led all the way to win by nearly five lengths.
“Another bucking incident might have seen the horse banned permanently, but most importantly was the welfare of his jockey.
“Thankfully, Dream Master never put a foot wrong and he simply ran his four rivals into the ground in what was a pretty sustained exhibition of controlled speed.
“Rider Michael Cahill did some pretty extensive homework into the horse pre-race and he produced a fantastic ride.
“Michael has great hands and balance and the horse seemed to respond to his kind riding style.
“It’s probably the best he has travelled in a race and Michael was able to get the best out of the horse without even looking like drawing the whip.
“Toby and Trent Edmonds have done a great job to get the horse back in winning form and they made a couple of gear changes which were a calculated gamble but have obviously been instrumental in the horse returning to racing in such a dominant fashion,” said Grant Morgan.
Successful rider Michael Cahill was impressed with Dream Master’s win.
“He jumped away nicely and travelled perfectly and was pretty dominant in the end.
“He’s a lovely horse to ride and there’s more in store,” said Michael Cahill.
Purchased by Grant Morgan from Emirate Parks draft at the 2015 Inglis Classic Sale for $60,000, Dream Master is a son of Dream Ahead and the Exceed and Excel mare Excellent Lady. Not long after the sale, Excellent Lady’s first foal Petits Filou, she went on to win her first four races, including the Group 3 Quezette Stakes at Flemington.
He’s now won six of his 21 starts since being moved from Sydney to Edmonds Racing on the Gold Coast. He’s also had 10 top four placings to take his earnings to $142,740.
Congratulations to our owners: Ontrack Thoroughbred No 1 Syndicate, 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.