WEST Ilsley trainer Mick Channon is eyeing a crack at the Qipco 1000 Guineas with Dan’s Dream after the filly landed the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury.

The daughter of Cityscape quickened up nicely under Silvestre De Sousa to take Saturday’s Group 3 contest over seven furlongs, registered as the Fred Darling Stakes, by a length and a quarter from Tajaanus.

Dan’s Dream is not entered in the Newmarket Classic on May 6, but Channon hopes the owners, who include England cricket legend Sir Ian Botham and Wales rugby great Sir Gareth Edwards, will agree to stump up the £30,000 fee at the supplementary stage.

He said: “We’ve thought a lot of her for a long time and we know she’s got the class to go back to six furlongs or step up to a mile.

“But it’s up to the owners where we go and I hope it’s to the Guineas. She’s a smashing filly and that race has long been an ambition.”

Dan’s Dream is named after Dan Nicholls, who was left a quadriplegic in October 2003 after breaking his neck when diving into a wave and hitting a hidden sandbank while swimming off Bondi Beach in Australia.

His dream is to walk again and prize-money Dan’s Dream earns goes to the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation, a charity that was set up to fund research and development into a cure for paralysis.

Dan’s Dream was completing a memorable two days for Channon after he reeled off a 989-1 across-the-card five-timer on Friday with the victory of Adorable (4-1 favourite) at Newbury being added to wins for Diamond Dougal (8-1), Kinks (evens favourite), Marietta Robusti (7-4 favourite) and Charming Guest (3-1) at Bath.

On the National Hunt scene, Harry Whittington’s Sparsholt stables, near Wantage, recorded a big-race victory with Bigmartre in the Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champion Novices’ Chase at Ayr.

The seven-year-old’s accurate jumping proved decisive as Adrien Du Pont and Mia’s Storm crashed out at the fourth-last in the Grade 2 two-and-a-half-mile contest, before Harry Bannister’s mount fended off Cobra De Mai by a length and three-quarters.

Bannister said: “He’s got so much heart and he’s a fantastic jumper.”

East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison enjoyed a Cheltenham triumph when Sister Sibyl got off the mark over fences with an easy 15-lengths success in an extended two-mile mares’ handicap chase.

James Henderson, who trains at Buscot Park, near Faringdon, and his jockey-son, Freddie, teamed up to notch their first winner under rules when Abricot De L’Oasis landed a Stratford hunter chase.