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Providing a boost to the form of the G3 Staffordstown Stud S., 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 for the Gavin Hernon stable. Third behind Ballydoyle’s Content (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and Kitty Rose (GB) (Invincible Army {Ire}) in that Curragh contest 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 and I entered her in the Irish Oaks last year and that 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.”

Rentrée probante pour 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗧𝗼 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺 (A.Pouchin) !

La pouliche de Gavin Hernon s’adjuge l’Al Shira’aa Racing Prix Vanteaux (Gr.3) devant Almara et Survie.

La fille de Camelot avait montré d’évidents moyens à 2 ans, se classant quatrième du Prix d’Aumale (Gr.3).

— Equidia (@equidia) April 7, 2024

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