THE first yearlings are about by My Dream Boat (Lord Shanakill) and this Group 1 winner at Royal Ascot stands at Starfield Stud near Mullingar, Co Westmeath. He won six races in his four seasons in training, with his Timeform rating rising to 124 in Racehorses of 2016.

At three he won four times, twice in France in the Listed Prix du Ranelagh at Chantilly and then the Group 3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud, both over a mile. My Dream Boat improved even more as a four-year-old, winning the Group 3 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown Park in April, defeating the previous year’s winner Western Hymn, and then at Royal Ascot in June he won the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes over a mile and a quarter from the brilliant filly Found, whom he beat by a neck, with Western Hymn and The Grey Gatsby third and fourth more than three lengths away.