Placed at the highest level in both the Frizette
Stakes at Belmont and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Keeneland last season, Jeremy Noseda's three-year-old made a hugely impressive return to action in a Listed event at York in mid-May.
Then engaged in a fierce duel for the lead from a long way out against a talented rival into a strong headwind when tiring but still prevailing narrowly in Grade 1 Frizette
. The closing stages of that race looked like a slow motion replay but the fact Dreaming Of Julia won is a testament to her class and stamina.
She took the one-mile Frizette
Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park, winning by four-and-a-half lengths over a fast track, before clinching an Eclipse Award by leading every step of the way in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Monmouth Park, a race staged over 8.5 furlongs over a sloppy track.
Stakes winner Sutra will probably line up in the BC Juvenille Fillies.
The Jeremy Noseda-trained Chief Havoc was never a factor behind Shanghai Bobby, who was completing a double for two-year-old king Todd Pletcher after 1-10 shot Dreaming Of Julia just got home to win the Frizette
Tomorrow, the two-year-old's take centre stage at Belmont where Scat Daddy heads the field in the Champagne Stakes (8f) and Meadow Breeze should star in the Frizette
Stakes (8f), both Grade 1 contests.
Dettori has also picked up the ride on Reddam's dual winner Roveing Patrol, who takes a massive step up in class after being purchased out of Seattle in the Grade 1 Frizette
for twoyear-old fillies.
Winner of the Grade 1 Frizette
Stakes at Belmont by more than six lengths, You had earlier surprised red-hot favourite Cashier's Dream in the Adirondack (Grade 2) at Saratoga.
His tally of Grade 1 winners now stands at five: besides Alpha and Stay Thirsty, they are A Z Warrior (Frizette
Stakes), Biondetti (Gran Criterium) and To Honor And Serve (Cigar Mile).
It was evident early in his stud career when a day's racing in October 2010 - the year his first crop hit the track - saw him sire a Grade 1 winner on dirt in A Z Warrior, who captured the Frizette
Stakes, and a Group 1 victor on turf in Premio Gran Criterium scorer Biondetti.
He is out of the winning Danzig mare Lady Danz, a daughter of Grade 1 Gazelle and Frizette
Stakes winner Classic Crown.
In total, the son of Irish-bred In Excess has sired 16 Group or Graded winners, four at the highest level -Fleet Indian (Beldame Stakes and Personal Ensign Stakes), Indian Blessing (Frizette
Stakes, Breeders'' Cup Juvenile Fillies, La Brea Stakes,Prioress Stakes and Test Stakes), Pampered Princess (Spinster Stakes) and Uncle Mo (Champagne Stakes and Breeders'' Cup Juvenile).