Dark Angel's Barefoot Angel Springs 20-1 Shock At Ayr

Dark Angel | Yeomanstown Stud


Richard Fahey trainee Barefoot Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}–Love In The Desert {GB}, by Lemon Drop Kid) bettered an Aug. 1 debut second at Ripon with an Aug. 25 breakthrough at Carlisle and continued on the rise with an impressive tally at long odds in Saturday's G3 Virgin Bet Firth Of Clyde Fillies' S. at Ayr, her third straight start at the six-furlong trip. The 20-1 outsider was held up in rear through the initial stages of this stakes bow. Slicing through the pack to go sixth passing the quarter-mile pole, she quickened to the front with 150 yards remaining and was ridden out to prevail by a neck from Believing (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) for a career high.

Barefoot Angel becomes the 53rd pattern-race winner for her sire (by Acclamation {GB}) and the first out of Listed Empress S. third Love In The Desert (Lemon Drop Kid), herself kin to G3 Clasico Cesar del Rio runner-up Andeluna (Mineshaft) and to the dam of six black-type performers headed by the multiple stakes-winning Roy's Revenge (Ven) (League Of Nations). Barefoot Angel's third dam Brackish (Alleged), a half-sister to GI Matron S.-winning blue hen Fall Aspen (Pretense), produced a trio of stakes winners headed by G1 Derby Italiano runner-up Merzouk (Theatrical {Ire}). Love In The Desert's fourth foal is a yearling filly by Invincible Army (Ire).

Saturday, Ayr, Britain
VIRGIN BET FIRTH OF CLYDE FILLIES' S.-G3, £40,000, Ayr, 9-17, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:11.67, gd.
1–BAREFOOT ANGEL (IRE), 128, f, 2, by Dark Angel (Ire)
1st Dam: Love In The Desert (GB) (SP-Eng), by Lemon Drop Kid
2nd Dam: Jenny Lake, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Brackish, by Alleged
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. (€120,000 Ylg '21 GOFOR). O-Mrs H Steel; B-Guy O'Callaghan (IRE); T-Richard Fahey; J-Paul Mulrennan. £22,684. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $35,049. Werk Nick Rating: D+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Believing (Ire), 128, f, 2, Mehmas (Ire)–Misfortunate (Ire), by Kodiac (GB). (70,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT; 115,000gns 2yo '22 TATBRE). O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing (Jane Addams); B-M Mullen & Cloneymore Farm (IRE); T-George Boughey. £8,600.
3–Queen Me (Ire), 128, f, 2, Dubawi (Ire)–Queen Kindly (GB), by Frankel (GB). O-Jaber Abdullah; B-Rabbah Bloodstock Ltd (IRE); T-Kevin Ryan. £4,304.
Margins: NK, 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 20.00, 12.00, 1.50.
Also Ran: Minnetonka (Ire), Secret Angel (Ire), Bonny Angel (GB), Marine Wave (Ire), Poetic Union (GB), Maria Branwell (Ire), Carmela (Ire), Lunarscape (GB), All The Time (Ire). Scratched: Immortal Beauty (Ire).


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