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Dancing Vega

Dancing Vega ran a big race to finish second to Firmament in the seven-furlong handicap. Smartly away and settled nicely just off the pace in her first-time hood, she travelled best of all to the two-furlong marker, and she looked the likely winner when she hit the front and moved over to the stands rail. She probably tired close home and she was just run down by course specialist Firmament, who was well backed, but she was nicely ahead of the third horse.

This was the Lope De Vega filly’s first run back in Britain after a spell with Chad Brown in America. Winner of her maiden on her racecourse debut for Ralph Beckett at Doncaster in October 2018 as a juvenile, she disappointed in the Fred Darling Stakes on her debut as a three-year-old, before joining Chad Brown in America, where she didn’t really cut much ice in two runs. She is a well-bred filly though, she is a half-sister to Group 3 winner Sky Kingdom, and she should be able to build on this. There should be a handicap in her off this type of mark in the high 80s.

Ascot, 26th July 2020