Big Dreams For Camelot Colt After Easy Stakes Success
The Roger Teal-trained colt finished well to take second on debut, and after running a fine fifth in a Listed race, won a Newbury maiden in good style last month. Remaining over seven furlongs on Friday, he raced in touch in the early stages and led approaching the two furlong marker. Ridden clear inside the final furlong, he led by four and a quarter lengths on the line.
“That was really impressive,” said Roger Teal, who won the 2017 running with subsequent 2,000 Guineas second Tip Two Win. “We've held Dancing Gemini in high regard all year and he did a piece of work last week that was breath-taking. He could possibly be as good as Tip Two Win- he's got a similar profile, he's got speed, he's got a turn of foot and he's got a good cruising gear.”
Teal mentioned the Futurity Stakes as a possible target for Dancing Gemini, with the 2,000 Guineas the ultimate aim. The last four winners of the Flying Scotsman have gone to win at Group level, with the most recent winner subsequently finishing second in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
Dancing Gemini continues owner/breeder Fishdance’s success with Camelot, with stablemate Dancing Magic (Camelot) having been placed at Group level, as has the Joseph O’Brien-trained Dancing Tango (Camelot).