Queen’s Danehill Dancer filly stars in York Listed contest

Trainer Michael Bell is eyeing the G1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp as a next target for Set To Music (3f Danehill Dancer-Zarabaya, by Doyoun) after the Queen’s filly stormed away with the Listed Galtres Stakes at York on Thursday.

The daughter of Danehill Dancer, who was bred by the Aga Khan, was completing a four-timer as she scored by an easy two and a quarter lengths under Jamie Spencer and connections are understandably planning a step up in class.

“She’s suddenly clicked into gear and I’m thrilled,” Bell told Press Association Sport. “The way she did it was sensational. I had pencilled her in for the G1 Prix Vermeille, but we’ll give further thought as to where we go in between.

“The style of the victory has slightly caught me on the hop. The further she went, the better she went. She’s a very exciting middle-distance filly from the family of Zarkava and she has done nothing but improve.”

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