Amazing Dream, the sister by Bettor's Delight to 2015 NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year (Lets) Chase The Dream (1:49.9, Aust, 20 wins & $560,036), and from the family of former Bromac Lodge broodmare, Happy Dreamer, confirmed her rating as NZ's top 3YO pacing filly at Auckland on Saturday, December 14.
The Mark Purdon-Natalie Rasmussen-trained filly was much too good in the Group One $98,000 Peter Breckon Memorial Caduceus Club Stakes, taking her record to seven wins and six placings in 14 starts for $291,602.
With last season's 2YO Filly of the Year, Sweet On Me, now retired out of the Allstars barn, the way is clear for Amazing Dream to be superior in her age group division.
Driver Natalie Rasmussen didn't bustle her early from the five barrier, improving her three back on the three-wide train beginning the final lap.
They moved up to pressure leading Need You Now at the 600m and had her measure turning for home.
Amazing Dream ran clear, held the late challenge of Stylish Memphis by half a length in a slick 2:39.5 for the mobile 2200m, a mile rate of 1:56.5.
The leaders had the speed on over their last 800m in 55.5s and 400m in 27.9s.
Amazing Dream showed her class at two, beating Princess Tiffany in the $146,250 PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Fillies Final at Addington in May in a smart 1:54.9 rate (1980m), then ran third to Sweet On Me and Spellbound in the Harness Jewels 2YO Diamond at Addington in June.
Both Amazing Dream and (Lets) Chase The Dream are from Christian Dreamer, a Christian Cullen-Dreamy Atom mare, who qualified for breeders, Vin and Daphne Devery, but never raced.
Christian Dreamer is a half-sister to Happy Dreamer (p3, 1:57.h, 8 USA wins & $44,872), the Son Of Afella grand-dam of fast NSW pacer, Heza Bromac (p3, 1:51.4, 11 wins & $83,028), by Rob Roy Mattgregor.
Happy Dreamer is also a half-sister to the former stand-out filly in Western Dream (p2, 1:58.5; p3, 1:56.3, 14 wins from 27 starts & $336,361), the 2005 NZ 2YO & 2006 3YO NZ Pacing Filly of the Year.
Dreamy Atom, the Soky's Aom-Lumber Lie dam of Western Dream and Happy Dreamer, is the dam of seven individual winners, also leaving former WA Derby third place-getter Tisadream (1:50f, US, 16 wins & $146,296), Dream Royale (1:53.6, US, 22 wins & $145,067), Presidential Dream (1:53.2, US, 4 wins), and Watch The Dream (1:56.6, 4 wins & $31,847).
Dreamy Atom daughters to have already bred on well include Western Dream herself by leaving five individual winners including the 2011 Addington PGG Wrightson NZ Yearling Sales 2YO Open Pace winner, Western Dream (1:55.6, 19 wins & $447,536), and Cullen Time (1:58.4, 3 wins).
Dream Royale has left three individual winners including the former stand-out Australian pacer, Soho Lennon (1:51, USA, 38 wins & $560,907), Slice Of Paradise (1:56.9) and Rocknroll Dude (1:57, five wins)
Exotic Stride, a one-win sister to Western Dream (Badlands Hanover-Dreamy Atom), has left Real Stride (1:51.9, 15 wins & $147,720) and Bullet Stride (p2, 1:54.7, seven wins & $54,075).
Dreamy Lover, an Artiscape mare who placed four times but failed to win in 19 starts, has left a useful Bettor's Delight winner in Western Delight (1:51.2, US, 3 NZ wins).
Dreamy Atom (p3, 1:59.2, 6 wins & $108,810), herself, was NZ's 1994 2YO Pacing Filly of the Year, winning the NZ Sires' Stakes 2YO Fillies Championship & Sweetheart 2YO Stakes.
She also won the 1995 NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Championship at Auckland when trained by Vin Devery, and driven by Tony Herlihy.
Dreamy Atom’s pedigree is strong, being a half-sister to 1999 Cheviot 2YO Stakes winner Happy Golucky (2:00.1, 9 wins & $49,313) and Costalot (1:54.6 US, 10 wins).
Dreamy Atom is a grand-daughter of Ravinalan, the unraced half-sister to the inaugural 1984 Addington NZ Sires Stakes 3YO Final winner, Arveeae (1:59.1, 8 wins & $82,303).
Happy Dreamer, who Bromac Lodge brought back from North America, left first-up Halo Bromac (retired after two start), the Falon Seelster dam of Heza Bromac (p3: 1:52.1, Aust) and Hasten Bromac (one win from only nine starts, 1:58.9, mile rate, 2200m).
She was sold last year to Derek Newton, of Tancred Holdings, along with her now 2YO filly daughter, Dulcinea (by He’s Watching).