Dreamfyre backed up her July 9 stakes-winning debut with another stellar performance on Saturday in the $200,000 Sorrento S. (G3) at Del Mar, coming home a 3 ½-length winner in the six-furlong contest.
The 2-year-old old daughter of Flameaway is the first graded stakes winner for her sire, who is now second on the First-Crop Sire list with $571,868 in progeny earnings and nine individual winners.
As she did in the Everett Nevin S. last month, Dreamfyre shot right to the lead and opened up a two-length margin down the backstretch. She relaxed nicely around the turn, and after a half-mile in :45.10, she re-broke after turning for home and cleared off with authority to finish the distance in 1:10.52 on a fast track.
“She’s fast, I knew it,” said trainer O.J. Jauregui. “That’s why I brought her here for the meeting. Usually I have my barn in Northern California. She’s been doing everything right and I expected her to run a very honest race. She got a little breather about the five-sixteenths going to the quarter pole, so I knew I had a chance. She kicked right in and she ran really big.”
Dreamfyre is now 2-for-2 and has earned $165,000 for owner Danny Eplin, who purchased her for $140,000 at this year’s OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training.
Bred in Kentucky by John Oxley, Dreamfyre is out of Appreciating, also the dam Grade 1-placed Nasreddine. Appreciating is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Buddy’s Humor and has a yearling full-sister to Dreamfyre.