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Danehill Dancer Adds Irish Gr3

Monday, 23rd May 2011

Former shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added an Irish group success overnight when his colt Alexander Pope (Danehill Dancer-Starship, by Galileo) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the €52,500 (A$73,000) Gr3 Gallinule Stakes (10 furlongs) for 3YOs at The Curragh. Alexander pope (ridden by Colm O'Donoghue for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated fellow colts Moriarty (Clodovil-Justice System, by Criminal Type) & US-bred Smartcity (Smarty Jones-Gossamer, by Seattle Slew). Alexander Pope took his record to 3 wins & 3 placings (including last start's Listed Tetrarch Stakes over 7 furlongs at The Curragh on May 2) from 7 starts.

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