Exciting two-year-old Dancing Rags provided Klawervlei’s exciting new sire Coup De Grace with a massive update when she won G1 Darley Alciabiades Stakes at Keeneland on Friday.
The daughter of Union Rags, who has now won two of three outings, is out of the G3 Storm Cat mare Court, and is thus a half sister to Coup De Grace himself!
Campaigned by the Chadds Ford Stable, Dancing Rags improved position through the turn and challenged for the lead after six furlongs.
The Graham Motion trained filly ran on strongly to record a one length at the expense of Daddys Lil Darling with Fun back in third place.
A trip to the G1 Breeders’ Cup could now be on the cards for Dancing Rags, who also earned points to qualify for the 2017 Longines Kentucky Oaks with Friday’s big race win.
She is one of seven winners for her dam Home Court, whose brilliant son Coup De Grace won both the G2 Amsterdam and G3 Bay Shore Stakes.
The blue blooded Home Court is by champion sire/broodmare sire Storm Cat and is out of US champion, and G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Jewel Princess.
Coup De Grace, the only son of champion US sire Tapit at stud in South Africa, is standing his first season at stud this year for a fee of R50 000.