Nicely Bred Medaglia d'Oro Filly Wakes Up Second Out at Gulfstream


Dance d'Oro | Lauren King

7th-Gulfstream, $43,000, Msw, 5-3, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:37.69, ft.
DANCE D'ORO (f, 3, Medaglia d'Oro&log=">Medaglia d'Oro–Dance Quietly {SW, $123,570}, by A.P. Indy) showed nothing in a local sprint Mar. 29, and was dismissed at 20-1 for a good second-out barn that won under markedly similar circumstances with 13-1 second timer Superfecto (Constitution) one day earlier. Briefly poking a head in front before dropping back to track from third, the bay moved up under busy ride to engage the loose pacesetter heading for home, and kicked away from there to score by a convincing 4 1/4 lengths. Guazza (Tapit) closed to be second. Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill paid $950,000 for Dance Quietly while she was carrying Dance d'Oro at the 2016 Keeneland November sale. Dance Quietly had previously sold to Ben Leon's Besilu Stables for $2 million five years earlier during the blockbuster dispersal of Ned Evans's powerful breeding empire. Dance Quietly is a half to Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado); GISW and young sire Funtastic (More Than Ready); GSW Quiet Giant (Giant's Causeway), in turn the dam of Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}); MGISP, $2.6-million weanling Miss Besilu (Medaglia d'Oro); GSW Congressionalhonor (Forestry); the dam of GISW Buster's Ready (More Than Ready); and the dam of MGSW/GISP Lull (War Front). Dance Quietly produced a Curlin filly in 2018 and a full-brother to Dance d'Oro last year. She was bred back to Arrogate. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $26,230. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Whisper Hill Farm, LLC (KY); T-Ralph E. Nicks.

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