The David Wachman-trained Chrysanthemum (4f Danehill Dancer-Well Spoken, by Sadler’s Wells) made it two wins from as many starts when proving much too good for her rivals in the Listed Alleged Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.
The Danehill Dancer filly had won the G3 Park Express Stakes on her previous run and looks set for a good season after this cosy length and a half victory.
“Wayne (Lordan) gave her a good ride and she did it well,” Wachman told www.irishracing.com. “There are loads of races for her now and we will take it one day at a time with her. She might go for the Listed Victor McCalmont Stakes at Gowran now (on May 6). She is very capable over seven furlongs and a mile.”
Meanwhile, a star could have been born at Newbury on Friday when the Danehill Dancer filly Sentaril (3f Danehill Dancer-Superstar Leo, by College Chapel) made a brilliant winning debut in a competitive 18-runner seven-furlong maiden.
The Lael Stables home-bred, trained like last year’s G1 Oaks winner Dancing Rain (4f Danehill Dancer- Rain Flower, by Indian Ridge by William Haggas, stormed clear of her rivals by eight lengths, with 13 lengths back to the third.
The Racing Post’s Analysis noted: “This fillies´ maiden has gone to a subsequent Group-race winner three times in the last eight years, notably Promising Lead, who was successful at the highest level, and SENTARIL looks another pattern-class performer in the making.
“The runner-up did enough to finish upwards of 5l clear of the others, yet the strong-travelling winner picked her up readily, not requiring the whip to draw away. Sentaril clearly stayed this trip well, but she´s out of the speedy Superstar Leo (won Norfolk and Flying Childers), who has already produced some decent sprinters, notably Enticing, and connections think this is as far as the winner wants to go. She didn´t show a significant knee action and the impression is she´ll cope with a quicker surface. It remains to be seen where she goes next.”
Trainer’s wife Maureen Haggas told PA Sport: said: “She’s beautifully bred as she’s out of Superstar Leo and she’s quite like (her half-sister) Enticing, who was useful, but a bit more backward and hasn’t come in her coat yet.
“I didn’t think she’d get seven furlongs and we’ll have to see, she might get sharper and go back to six, as I don’t think she’ll get a mile.”