Promising filly Dream Tree (2f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her unbeaten record intact when scoring a tenacious win in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar on the weekend.
Prepared by Bob Baffert, Dream Tree was a debut winner at Santa Anita last month and kept up the good work with a nose victory in this seven furlong contest.
“It isn’t that she pulls herself up; she just idles a little bit in that last sixteenth,” winning rider Drayden Van Dyke said.
“She did it the other day (maiden victory) and she did it some again today. They took the blinkers off her today to get her to relax. She’s talented; no doubt.”
A sale ring veteran that made $80,000 as a weanling, then $225,000 as a yearling before finally fetching $750,000 at the Fasig-Tipton March 2YO Sale, Dream Tree is a half-sister to stakes-placed O’Maggi from Afleet Maggi.
She is the 35th stakes-winner for top class sire Uncle Mo.