Te Akau Dreaming of Stakes Glory With Promising All Too Hard Filly

Breednet - Wednesday November 15

Stakes targets could be looming for Dream Of The Moon following her dominant victory in the Halls Refrigerated Transport Two-Year-Old Premier (1000m) at Riccarton on Wednesday.

Dream Of The Moon winning at Riccarton on Wednesday. Photo: Race Images South

The daughter of All Too Hard settled midfield for jockey Michael McNab before he pulled her wide and into the clear when turning for home where she gobbled up her rivals and dashed away to a comfortable 2-1/2 length victory over Diablo Blanco.

Dream Of The Moon was able to turn the tables on Diablo Blanco, who denied her victory at Riccarton last start, and the stable were duly delighted with the result.


“Her work on Saturday was super and we were quietly confident heading into today,” said Sam Bergerson, who trains in partnership with Mark Walker.

“She still did a little bit wrong, so I think there is plenty of improvement there.”

A $AUD160,000 yearling purchase by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis from Australia, Dream Of The Moon isn’t eligible for the Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) but is set to chase some other juvenile features this season.

“Speaking to Mark this morning, whether we give her a break now or whether we head to the Wakefield (Gr.2, 1200m) at Wellington, we will just see how she pulls up and go from there,” Bergerson said.

The win sealed an early double for the stable at Riccarton, with Mazzucato having taken out the Stephanie Murray Mortgages Three-Year-Old Premier (1400m) earlier on the card.

“She was slow out of the barriers, but Michael (McNab, jockey) got her into a beautiful rhythm,” Te Akau Racing Manager Reece Trumper said.

“I think the noseband coming off today really helped her and the shadow roll – I think she got her head down and relaxed nicely.

“She worked into it nicely at the top of the straight and at the 300m I was very confident that she was going to pick them up.” – LOVERACING.NZ News Desk

Footnote: Dream Of The Moon has a half-sister by Maurice going to Magic Millions in January with Glenbeigh Farm as Lot 976.


Race Result - Halls Refrigerated Transport 2yo 1000m

Riccarton Park Track: Good(3) Time: 0:57.83
Dream Of The Moon
- 2f All Too Hard (AUS) x Moonchild (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Tnr: Mark Walker & Sam Bergerson Rdr: M J Mc Nab 54
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
Seller: Glenbeigh Farm, Scone, NSW (As Agent)
Buyer: David Ellis
Diablo Blanco
- 2f Super Seth (AUS) x Phoebe Snow (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
Tnr: R E Didham Rdr: A Comignaghi 55
- 2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Ciguaraya (USA) (Latent Heat (USA))
Tnr: C E Myers Rdr: L Sutherland 54
NZB Karaka Book 2 $15,000
Seller: Cambria Park
Buyer: Mr KT Myers
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $11,000
Seller: Stockwell Thoroughbreds, Diggers Rest
Buyer: BOP Bloodstock
Captain Roy
- 2c Savabeel (AUS) x Pink Graffiti (NZ) (Ocean Park (NZ))
Tnr: Mark Purdon Rdr: S R Weatherley 56
Super Rosa
- 2f Super Seth (AUS) x Rosa Vernans (IRE) (Sea The Stars (IRE))
Tnr: K Rae & K Williams Rdr: T L Newman 54
Super Sincere
- 2f Super Seth (AUS) x True Heart (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: Andrew Carston Rdr: S C Spratt 54
Super Em
- 2f Super Seth (AUS) x Emily Margaret (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Tnr: Andrew Carston Rdr: Rohan Mudhoo 54
- 2g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Next Century (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Tnr: K Rae & K Williams Rdr: J J Fawcett 57
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