Daydream Wins National Futurity

In a sensational afternoon of racing last Friday at The Gardens, the Brett May-trained Daydream claimed victory in the $50 000 to-the-winner Group 1 Nexia Court National Futurity final.

Starting as the $2.40 favourite, Daydream beat home surprise second placegetter Mega Pixel ($50) by 4 ¼ lengths with Cristalle ($16.90) a further 1 ½ lengths away for third.

The winning daughter of Bit Chili, who also claimed victory in the first semi final the week before, ran a sharp 29.62sec over the 515m sprint final, a good improvement on her 29.71 semi final time, to secure her ninth win from 16 career starts and give Brett May and wife Deborah their first Group 1 winner.

It was another solid run for the ever improving Cristalle, who ran a surprise second to Daydream in the semis after starting at the long odds of $28.60.

Brett May’s other Futurity Final runner, Bit Stressed ($4.60), ran a disappointing sixth just half a length ahead of the third favourite, the other semi final winner Pink Surprise, in seventh.

The other feature race at the action packed meeting was the Group 1 National Derby final where Elite Blue Size reigned supreme.

2010 National Futurity Results:

Placing

Dog

Trainer

Time

Margin

1 DAYDREAM Brett May 29.62
2 MEGA PIXEL Eric Castle 29.91 4 ¼
3 CRISTALLE Ron Bell 30.02 1 ½
4 ODESSA SHIRAZ Sam Sultana 30.17 2 ¼
5 JAYDO’S NEGLECT Reg Gardoll 30.19 Neck
6 BIT STRESSED Brett May 30.22 ½
7 PINK SURPRISE Nicole Donovan 30.40 2 ½
8 PAUA TO ERUPT Steven White 30.51 1 3/4