Madam Dancealot, a close relative of Drakenstein Stud’s well performed young stallion Kingsbarns, showed her class when coming from well off the pace to win the G2 San Clemente Handicap at Del Mar on Sunday afternoon.
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.
Her win in Saturday’s 1600m contest pushed Madam Dancealot’s earnings to over $220 000, and a tilt at the G1 Del Mar Oaks could be next on the card for Madam Dancealot, a daughter of Sir Prancealot.
It was a second major win for Madam Dancealot,who had previously won the G3 Dick Poole Stakes as a two-year-old.
The three-year-old filly’s fourth dam is the influential broodmare House Tie, who is also the third dam of Kingsbarns.
The latter was a top-class racehorse, whose wins included a victory over subsequent Irish Derby winner Trading Leather in the 2012 G1 Racing Post Trophy, with Kingsbarns also finishing third to multiple G1 winner Olympic Glory in the 2014 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (beating five G1 winners –including 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach).
Kingsbarns is a son of the world’s premier sire Galileo, whose 240 plus stakes winners include this year’s British classic winners Churchill and Winter, as well as the leading sires New Approach and Teofilo, and young sire sensations Nathaniel and Frankel, with the latter having been represented by a staggering 10 group winners in his first crop to race thus far.