Dream win for Turner in Beverley D
I'm a Dreamer and Hayley Turner won the Grade One Beverley D. Stakes at Arlington Park on Saturday night.
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David Simcock's five-year-old Noverre mare just held on to deny the fast-finishing Marketing Mix in a thrilling finish.
Aidan O'Brien's Up took the lead rounding the home turn but as her challenge faded in the straight it was I'm A Dreamer and Turner who took charge with a furlong to go.
And the line came just in time as Simcock's raider went one place better than on her last visit to North America in the EP Taylor Stakes.
Simcock said: "Hayley has won on the filly twice in her career now and also substituted for me last year in the July Cup.
"She is normally William's ride, but he had to ride for Mr Gosden and I put some names to the owner and his choice was Hayley - she's a very capable jockey.
"She travelled really strong, there wasn't a massive amount of pace early on, but we half expected that. She ran quite fresh and picked up really well.
"We have loads of options now. It's which route we want to take. Yellow Ribbon and Breeders' Cup is one route or Champions Day and Prix de l'Opera, there are lots of options. This will be her last season racing."
Turner said: "I can't believe it. Thanks again to David Simcock and his team, because I haven't had a lot to do with the filly. So credit to them really - it was very kind of them to just put me on board.
"When you have a horse with that kind of ability, it makes your job a lot easier. I thought she had a good chance, she had a lovely attitude before the race and she's run well (in North America) before.
"It's such a nice atmosphere here, really casual and friendly. The reception was amazing."