Dream Shake Gets Dream Result in Connaught Cup G2T

Woodbine: Edited Press Release​

Michael Stidham trainee Dream Shake  notched his second straight score at Woodbine Racetrack, taking the CA$175,000 Connaught Cup Stakes (G2T) July 23. He was prepared and started at the Aiken Training Track by Cary Frommer.

With Rafael Hernandez in the irons, Dream Shake broke sharply and tracked longshot leader Roaring Forties  from second through early opening splits of :22.92 and :45.23 in the seven-furlong trek for 3-year-olds and up over a firm E.P. Taylor Turf, as Bound for Nowhere , supplemented to the race, was positioned third. ​

The 5-year-old son of Twirling Candy  —Even Song was given his cue by Hernandez as the field came off the turn for home and Dream Shake responded by striking front in early stretch, with a host of rivals quickly closing in on from all sides.

Dream Shake, who arrived at the Connaught Cup, off a 1 1/4-length triumph over seven furlongs on the Woodbine Tapeta (the race was originally scheduled for the grass), wouldn’t be denied in the late going, fending off War Bomber  to win by a length. Lucky Score , a further head back, bested 2-1 choice Churchtown  by a nose for third.