SHAKOPEE, MN – One Fine Dream heads into Monday’s $55,000 Minnesota Thoroughbred Association’s Stallion Auction Stakes on a roll and looking to pick up his fifth consecutive stakes victory in the stake for offspring of the stallion seasons sold in the annual MTA stallion auction.
It’s hard to find a flaw in the son of Woke Up Dreamin. He started his career as a 2-year old by winning his debuting and then taking the Iowa Cradle Stakes at Prairie Meadows before a pair of fair efforts shipping east.
After sharpening in an Oaklawn optional claimer and then a third in an open allowance back home at Prairie Meadows he reeled off a superfecta of stakes wins including the Grays Lake. Cyclones, Iowa Stallion and Iowa Breeders Derby. All his stakes wins but the Grays Lake were all over a route of ground.
If there is a chance at playing this race, you have to look deep and hope that there may be a weakness in this gelding going short but his win the Grays Lake was a convincing 3 3/4 lengths in that six furlong dash.
A potential upsetter could be fellow Iowan No Holds Barred who has shown a penchant for going short but still couldn’t beat his rival in the Grays Lake.
Minnesota Derby winner Pensador has scored going short in a state bred allowance but had a rough go of it in the six furlong Vic Myers stakes.
Filly and Northern Lights Debutante winner La Petite Cheri was unbeatable at two but after a successful 3-year old debut against older horses, she has faltered badly.
King George and maiden Best of the Bleu’s round out the field.