The ocean breeze at Del Mar (USA) may have brought out the best in Sir Prancealot’s 3YO filly Madam Dancealot, who displayed an eye-catching turn of foot with a last-to-first winning move in the Gr.2 San Clemente on July 23.
Last of seven as the field turned for home, jockey Jamie Theriot guided Madam Dancealot to the outside, and although she remained on her left lead through the stretch, she surged by the field for a 1 3/4-length victory.
“The horse can run,” Trainer Richard Baltas said of Madam Dancealot, who won a Gr.3 1200m sprint in her final start in England. “She changed her style, that’s all. In Europe she was always up on the lead. She did a lot of crazy things before the Breeders’ Cup behind the gate because she wasn’t used to the pony. So we put her out there with the pony every day to get her used to it.
“She’s been closing in sprints, but I never thought she’d be last like that. I don’t see why she can’t run like that every time if she settles like that.”
When asked if the Aug. 19 Gr.1 Del Mar Oaks would be next for Madam Dancealot, Baltas said, “I don’t see why not.”
Watch Madam Dancealot, 4 lengths last at half-way, mow down her opposition with a devastating turn of foot in the Gr.2 San Clemente at Del Mar on Sunday. WATCH HERE
Madam Dancealot is out of a Danehill mare and is further evidence that Sir Prancealot should be receiving Danehill line mares in large numbers once he starts serving at Cornerstone in September.
All matings between Sir Prancealot and Danehill line mares are rated “A++” on TrueNicks
SIR PRANCEALOT stands the NH breeding season at stud in Ireland…
He was 2016 Champion First Season Sire in Europe, beating Frankel, etc.
His two best runners in 2017 are in the USA…
AND he is currently mixing it with some very illustrious names on the
Leading 3YO Sires List in Britain also…