Perth Stakes-Winner for Dream Ahead
Tara Madgwick - Sunday, 5 March 2017

The very familiar racing colours of Peters Investment P/L were carried to victory in another prestigious Perth black-type event when Awaken scored a maiden stakes race success in the Listed WATC 1000 Guineas (1800m) at Ascot.

A first-crop daughter of Emirates Park shuttle stallion Dream Ahead (USA), Awaken went in to the contest the second string of four Peters' runners but produced a consummate performance to win the 3-year-old feature at just her third race start.

Dream AheadPositioned immediately behind the leaders until the home turn, Awaken loomed as a very likely winner soon after entering the home straight. Before too much longer the progressive filly had established a clear advantage on her rivals and then stayed on strongly to score by a length-and-a-quarter.

Awaken became the second domestic first-crop stakes winner sired by Dream Ahead and the stallion's 20th black-type horse worldwide. 

A maternal grand-daughter of Redoute's Choice, she is bred on the very same cross of Dream Ahead's very recent Sydney Group-placed son Generalissimo, as well as the stallion's Group-placed 2-year-old daughter of last season Dreams Aplenty.

Awaken is the second recent Listed WATC 1000 Guineas winner for Bob Peters and his family to be sired by an Emirates Park stallion. The champion 3-year-old filly Delicacy (by Al Maher) also won the same black-type contest on the way to her SAJC Derby (G1)-SAJC Australasian Oaks (G1), WATC Derby (G2)-WATC Oaks (G3) double double.

News from Emirates Park


Race 6 - Schweppes-Ascot 1000 Guineas
Listed - 1800m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:51.13. Sectional Time: 0:37.25 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $100,000 - 1st: $60,000 2nd: $20,000 3rd: $9,000.
 1   Awaken T: G and A Williams J: P Hall

3f   Dream Ahead (USA) x Mystic Hour (Redoute's Choice )
Not Offered
 2 1.3 Precious Memories T: Ms R L Mills J: Jerry Noske

3f   Stratum x Precious Moment (Charge Forward )
Not Offered
 3 1.8 Just Like Fire (NZ) T: Ms J Clements J: S O'Donnell
3f   Sakhee's Secret (GB) x Jarna's Choice (Torrential (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 1.9 Fontainebleau T: G and A Williams J: D Staeck
3f   Alfred Nobel (IRE) x Aunt Lydia (Serheed (USA) )
 5 2.5 Very Tempting T: G and A Williams J: S McGruddy
3f   Redoute's Choice x Fit And Ready (More Than Ready (USA) )
 6 3.8 Royal Star T: G and A Williams J: Jarrad Noske
3f   Redoute's Choice x Star Encounter (Jeune (GB) )
 7 4.8 Absolute Magic T: Brett Pope J: J Whiting
3f   Onemorenomore x Old Magic (Old Spice )
 8 5.8 Glimmer Girl T: G and A Williams J: B Parnham
3f   Time Thief x Regal Girl (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 9 6.0 My Naughty Blonde T: D R Harrison J: C Staples
3f   My Atacanta (IRE) x Vernaut (Verglas (IRE) )
 10 8.0 Chill The Champers T: F R Kersley J: L Newman
3f   Artie Schiller (USA) x Champagne Amore (Xaar (GB) )
 11 8.5 Mica Lil T: D R Harrison J: Joseph Azzopardi
3f   Testa Rossa x Gemstone (NZ) (Pentire (GB) )
 12 9.3 Vain Stryker T: J T Warwick J: C Johnston-Porter
3f   Authorized (IRE) x Violet Vain (Kenvain )
 13 13.8 My Kind Of Music T: Brock Lewthwaite J: T Turner
3f   My Atacanta (IRE) x Music Theatre (Hawk Wing (USA) )
 14 14.0 Amalfi Lass T: D L Morton J: J Brown
3f   War Chant (USA) x La Sirenuse (Barathea (IRE) )
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