OASIS DREAM PROVING DOUBTERS WRONG
Taken from the Racing Post Summer Yearlings Preview, 17th August 2018
One of the most notable stories in the stallion standings this year has been Banstead Manor Stud stalwart OASIS DREAM proving breeders and buyers were wrong to abandon him in recent years.
The reliable source of Group 1 talent had his fee cut to £30,000 this year from £75,000 as recently as 2016, while his yearling average in Europe has dropped from 281,077gns to 89,605gns in the same period.
Oasis Dream may admittedly have gone a little quiet since his son Muhaarar ruled the sprinting division in 2015, but it is worth keeping the faith as this year he is back doing what he does best: supplying top-class two-year-olds, sprinters and milers and the odd middle-distance star.
His representatives of 2018 are headed by Prix Maurice de Gheest (Gr.1) heroine Polydream and runaway Duchess of Cambridge Stakes (Gr.2) winner Pretty Pollyanna. There are three lots by Oasis Dream at the Goffs UK Premier Sale, conceived when he stood at that £75,000 fee. They are a colt out of Quite, a winning close relation to Twice Over (175), a colt who is out of the stakes-winning Oratorio mare Clenor (392) and a colt who is the first foal out of Interception, who landed the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot and was listed-placed in sprints (500).
Additionally he has three yearlings selling at the Arqana August Yearling Sale:
Lot 71 is a filly out of dual Gr.3 winner Aigue Marine.
Lot 87 is the first foal out of Prix de Pomone (Gr.2) winner Baino Hope.
Lot 131 is a colt out of Gr.1 winner I'm A Dreamer.
Date: 17 August 2018