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Race-favourite Dreamforce proved too good at Royal Randwick on Saturday leading from barrier to box to claim the Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m).
The seven-year-old gelding by Fastnet Rock ran every bit like a $3.20 favourite, racing on speed from the barriers to establish a handy position along the rails.
Dreamforce returned to the races first-up after a dazzling duo of trials earlier in the month. Jockey Nash Rawiller found himself with plenty of horse underneath him down the straight, turning Dreamforce’s turn of foot into a convincing three-length win.
The Tramway is the ideal lead-up race into the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) in a fortnight’s time. Dreamforce will now look to become the sixth horse since Sincero in 2011 to claim the Tramway-George Main Stakes double, although winning trainer John Thompson is also eyeing the Epsom Handicap back at Randwick on October 5.
“All roads lead to the Epsom as his main goal. He was better suited today and Nash (Rawiller) was terrific today. I thought he’d suit him and he’s flying. I think he’s gone better than he ever has. He’ll go to the George Main and then the Epsom” Thompson said following the race.
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