So when you get a sprint bred horse who was brilliant over six furlongs at two and three years of age, it is hardly a surprise when he becomes a hugely popular young stallion.

Dream Ahead’s first foals lit up the auction ring in 2013, headed by a 170,000gns half-sister to the Group 1-winning miler Havana Gold (by Teofilo) and a €200,000 half-brother to the dual Grade 1 star Wigmore Hall (by High Chaparral).