The juggernaut experienced by top NZ 3YO pacing filly Amazing Dream, and dam Christian Dreamer, the half-sister to former Bromac Lodge broodmare, Happy Dreamer (p3, 1:57.h, 8 USA wins & $44,872), hit new highs in late February.
Amazing Dream was dominant again for the Allstars machine as a prohibitive $1.10 favourite in the Group One $115,000 Pascoes The Jewellers Northern Oaks.
The daughter of champion sire Bettor's Delight led from the three barrier for co-trainer Natalie Rasmussen, who controlled the race to a nicety.
The hot favourite was inclined to switch off over the final 100m but Rasmussen kept her going to win by three-quarters of a length from late closer Plutonium Lady in a strong 3:16.8 for the mobile 2700m, just 0.4 of a second outside the race and NZ record set 12 months earlier by the recently retired Best Western.
Amazing Dream's time represented a mile rate of 1:57.3, with her closing 800m in 56.2s.
The latest big-winning filly raced by Australian owner Jean Feiss has now won 10 of her 17 starts, including seven of her last eight, for $518,085 in stakes.
She's the second major winner for from Christian Dreamer, a Christian Cullen-Dreamy Atom mare, who qualified for breeders, Vin and Daphne Devery, but never raced.
Christian Dreamer is also the dam of former Allstars notable, 2015 NZ 2YO Pacer of the Year (Lets) Chase The Dream (1:49.9, Aust, 22 wins & $587,701), and other winners, Catch The Dream (1:59.8, two wins) and Dream Major (one).
(Lets) Chase The Dream, now eight to Northern Hemisphere time, had continued success in North America last year, winning three of 21 starts for $51,505, with a mile best of 1:52.2 (fifths) on a 1000m track for the Doug Dilloian jun stable.
Christian Dreamer had another stellar moment at the NZ Bloodstock NZ Yearling Sale in Christchurch with her Art Major colt, offered by Shard Farm, selling for $160,000 to Victorian interests two weeks ago.
The family has also been riding high in North America early in 2020 with another Doug Dilloian jun-trained pacer, Soho Lennon A (9g Mach Three-Dream Royale), a 1:51 performer and winner of 42 races for $617,837.
Dream Royale, also the dam of Slice Of Paradise (1:56.9) and Rocknroll Dude (1:57, five wins), is a Beach Towel half-sister to Christian Dreamer and Happy Dreamer, along with other notables, earlier top NZ filly 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, along with Tisadream (1:50, US, 20 wins & $173,996) and Watch The Dream (1:56.6, Aust, four wins).
Other 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 Cullen (1:55.6, 19 wins & $447,536), and Cullen Time (1:58.4, 3 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’s pedigree has been strong in Southland for several previous generation with her 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, a Son Of Afella mare Bromac Lodge returned from North America at the end of her race career, left Halo Bromac (retired after two starts), the Falcon 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 two years ago to Derek Newton, of Tancred Holdings, along with her now 2YO filly daughter, Dulcinea (by He’s Watching).
Happy Dreamer, now 21, failed to get in foal last year to Terror To Love.