Power proved admirably tough. Precocious enough to make a winning debut as early as May 2, he proceeded to win the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes and the Gr.1 National Stakes before training on to become Oasis Dream’s first Gr.1 classic winner.
The MR PROSPECTOR line has provided Oasis Dream with some of his most precocious winners. A MACHIAVELLIAN mare produced the Gr.1 winners Goldream and Naaqoos, while a ZAFONIC mare is dam of Gr.2 winner Showcasing. It was a KINGMAMBO mare who produced the outstanding Midday. Other sons of Oasis Dream have stakes winners out of grand-daughters of MR PROSPECTOR, including the smart sprinter Waady, plus the 2yo Gr.3 winner Moonee Valley from a NAYEF mare.
Oasis Dream has an outstanding record with mares by SELKIRK, siring nine stakes winners including the Group winners Main Aim, Bye Bye Birdie and Monitor Closely. He also sired the smart Gale Force Ten from a grand-daughter of SELKIRK.
Power’s speed and precocity should prove very useful to mares with SADLER’S WELLS blood. Approve is the best of Oasis Dream’s winners out of SADLER’S WELLS mares and he has eight stakes winners with second dams by SADLER’S WELLS, including the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes winner Charming Thought. Oasis Dream is also siring Group winners from mares by Sadler’s Wells’ sons, including the Gr.2 winner Hard Dream from a GALILEO mare, Peace At Last and Rainfall from BARATHEA mares and the very smart Sri Putra from an IN THE WINGS mare. A son of Oasis Dream has a Gr.3 winner out of a grand-daughter of BARATHEA.
Mares with NIJINSKY blood have provided Oasis Dream with some of his best winners. A NINISKI mare produced the tough Gr.1 winner Lady Jane Digby, while the German 2,000 Guineas winner Frozen Power and the very useful Bronterre have dams by ROYAL ACADEMY. Other NIJINSKY line broodmare sires are SUAVE DANCER (Gr.1 winner Tuscan Evening) and KAHYASI (Gr.2 winner Visit).
The NUREYEV line is worthy of consideration, as Oasis Dream has Group winners out of mares by THEATRICAL, SOVIET STAR and PIVOTAL.
Power’s pedigree allows him a lot of scope with the DANEHILL branch of the DANZIG line. Footstepsinthesand, another stallion from Power’s family, has a fine record with DANEHILL mares.
LINAMIX mares have excelled with Oasis Dream, with three stakes winners from seven foals, headed by the top-class sprinter Muhaarar.
As Power’s family has produced a classic winner to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, mares from the STORM CAT line are worth trying. Sons of Oasis Dream have stakes winners from this line, including a German 1,000 Guineas winner from a grand-daughter of STORM CAT.
The MILL REEF line is important for Oasis Dream. Arcano is out of a DAYLAMI mare and Starlit Sands is out of a daughter of SLIP ANCHOR. Oasis Dream also has stakes winners with dams by DOYOUN, MARK OF ESTEEM and DEPLOY.
CADEAUX GENEREUX mares have made a bright start with Oasis Dream, with the Gr.2 winner Misheer being the best example. Two sons of Oasis Dream already have 2yo Listed winners with dams by CADEAUX GENEREUX. EFISIO mares produced the Gr.3 winners Rimth and Fountain of Youth.
With AHONOORA back in the fourth generation of Power’s foals, there is scope for more AHONOORA blood. Oasis Dream sired the fast performers Jwala, Reply, Swiss Dream and Run For The Hills from INDIAN RIDGE mares. They produce 4×3 to AHONOORA with Power.
ROYAL APPLAUSE, his son ACCLAMATION and grandson DARK ANGEL look sure to produced 2yo winners to Power, especially when a ROYAL APPLAUSE mare has already produced a 2yo Gr.3 winner to another son of Oasis Dream.
BRILLIANT GR.1 WINNER AT 2 YEARS
1st National Stakes – Gr.1, 7f. Curragh by ½ a length from Dragon Pulse & David Livingston.
1st Coventry Stakes – Gr.2, 6f., Royal Ascot by a neck from Roman Soldier & St Barths.
1st Marble Hill Stakes – L.R., 5f., Curragh by a short head 5 from Tough As Nails & Fire Lily.
1st Maiden, 7f., Curragh by 2 lengths on debut from Remember Alexander & Riviera Poet.
2nd Dewhurst Stakes – Gr.1, 7f. Newmarket beaten ½ length by Parish Hall.
2nd Phoenix Stakes – Gr.1, 6f. Curragh, beaten a neck by La Collina.
CLASSIC WINNER AT 3 YEARS
1st Irish 2000 Guineas – Gr.1, 8f. Curragh by a length from Foxtrot Romeo & Reply.