Thoughts on Dream Approval at Brighton on Tuesday

June 23, 2014

Dream Approval makes the second start of her career in the 2.00 on Tuesday (June 24th). Thomas Brown will once again be on board in the six furlong maiden. We were pleased enough with Dream Approval’s start to her race career, slowly away from the gates initially she travelled well for a long way before getting cut up somewhat towards the business end of the race and tiring in the final furlong. She looks to have come on for the race and her racing weight will be about 10 kilograms lighter this time around. He heart rate indicators would suggest her fitness has improved for that first start as well.  Dream Approval has also jumped from the stalls in an effort to make sure she breaks well and appears to have the hang of things. Our main concerns would be that the ground is going to be very quick, which she should be fine on but one never knows until they go on it and that she is able to stay balanced on the track at Brighton which is very undulating and cambered and not to every horses liking. Her previous experience around Goodwood should stand her in good stead on this front.

The race doesn’t look a particularly strong contest with most of the runners already having a bit of experience and showing little it would look as if the main dangers are likely to be Fast Scat who was very green but put up a reasonable showing in the context of this race at Chester first time out or possibly the unraced Jimmy’s Hall, but having been unsold at a recent breeze up sale for €8,000 and appearing to be the stables second string this would seem unlikely.

Dream Approval between a couple of work matesIMG_2605