World of Dreams took his score to four wins from six starts with a determined victory in a novice hurdle at Plumpton.
His bumper form was solid, to the point that the Grade 2 race in which he finished a decent fifth at Aintree in April has now thrown up twenty winners.
His schooling was far from fluent in the early days but he has become more confident with each race and now loves jumping which was evident at Plumpton. After winning nicely on his hurdles debut at Fontwell he then ran very well in defeat at Hereford under a penalty against a smart newcomer from the flat.
Although Rex Dingle knows World of Dreams best and has done much of his schooling, we felt today was the right time to call up Ben Godfrey who also won on him last season. This was a case of using Ben’s 5lbs claim to help offset his 6lbs penalty.
Ben got the tactics spot on and it was pleasing to see his mount buckle down in the closing stages to see off the challenge of the favourite, Essential Jaco, by four lengths.
It was a poignant success by World of Dreams, his first since the sad death of his joint owner George Tiney, who along with his co-owner Ron Huggins, has been such a loyal supporter of the yard.
Matt Bisogno and Pete Williams stepped in to buy George’s half share and clearly have a nice prospect on their hands.
This race was a qualifier for the EBF final at Sandown in March but we might also explore other options for World of Dreams over three miles.
From all of us here at Potwell Farm, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!