‘Oh, She’s Fast, Really Fast’: No Catching Dreamfyre In Del Mar’s Sorrento

The graded stakes debut of Danny A. Eplin’s speed-loving Dreamfyre was a tour de force under Hector Berrios as she led out of the gate and was never threatened en route to a 3 1/2-length score in $200,000 Sorrento (G3) for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Del Mar.

Sent off at 3-1, the Flameaway filly kept her record perfect in two career starts and was making a big step up in class following her front-running debut win in the stakes at Pleasanton on July 9 for trainer O. J. Jauregui.

Setting snappy fractions of :21.74, :45.10 for a half mile while co-favorites Benedetta and Dua pursued in vain, Dreamfyre opened a two-length lead in early stretch and drew away for the comfortable win.

Dreamfyre returned $9.20 after covering six furlongs in 1:10.52.

Benedetta was second, and Dua finished another 7 1/4 lengths back in third in the field of seven.

The $120,000 winner’s share of the Sorrento purse increased Dreamfyre’s lifetime purse earnings to $165,000.

John Oxley bred Dreamfyre in Kentucky from the Sky Mesa mare Appreciating. Offered by SGV Thoroughbreds at the OBS Spring Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale in April, she was purchased for $140,000.

Sorrento Quotes

HECTOR BERRIOS (Dreamfyre, winner) – “Oh, she’s fast; really fast. I looked at the video (of her first start July 9 at Pleasanton) and I say there’s only one way to go with her – that’s go fast right out of the gate. She did everything right. She was good at the gate; good with the break; made the lead on her own. She’s very professional. When we turned for home and I smooched to her, she took right off. She’s a good one.”

O. J. JAUREGUI (Dreamfyre, winner) – “She’s fast, I knew it. 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.”

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