SHIMMERING DREAM Rallies to Place in $100,000 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks
Making her stakes debut, SHIMMERING DREAM closed through the stretch to place in the $103,150 Iowa Breeders’ Oaks, only 2 1/4 lengths back of the win. On the annual Classics night and closing day at Prairie Meadows, the 3-year-old filly by ALTERNATION had a rough beginning but settled to be about eight lengths off the lead after the first half racing one mile & 70 yards. She began her rally on the far turn and into the stretch and closed ground through the lane for a good finish. SHIMMERING DREAM had won two of her last three starts coming into the Oaks – a 4 1/2-length Maiden Special Weight score at six furlongs, and a two-turn allowance victory. Lifetime record: 10-2-2-2, $87,998. O-Umbrella Stables II LLC. B-Clifton Farm, LLC. T-Kelly R. Von Hemel.