UK-trained runner lines up Cox Plate
Danceteria could head to Moonee Valley after his terrific fourth placing in the Eclipse Stakes behind Enable
Danceteria finishing fourth behind Enable in the Eclipse Stakes
Danceteria could run in 2019 Cox Plate
All eyes were on Enable in the Coral Eclipse Stakes on the weekend, but Danceteria produced a terrific display to run fourth.
Now, the Australian Bloodstock-owned runner is eyeing a start in the Cox Plate this October at Moonee Valley.
Australian Bloodstock, which won the 2014 Melbourne Cup with German import Protectionist, is excited by their prospect after running behind some of the world’s best at Sandown Park on Sunday morning.
"It was the best race in Europe all season and he raced two of the world's best three horses [Enable, Magical] with only Almond Eye missing and no surprise to see them run the quinella," Australian Bloodstock director Luke Murrell said.
"The third colt [Regal Reality] is in my opinion one of the best 1-2 males in Europe so to get so close was more than we hoped for.
"Obviously you can't give the world's best horses a head-start [and win] but to run home so fast and get so close was fantastic.”
Danceteria will now head to Germany before either coming to Australia or going to America for a potential Breeders’ Cup tilt.
“He heads to the Group 1 in Germany in 3 weeks' time [Grosser Dallmayr-Preis, July 28] and he will either go to the Cox Plate or America,” Murrell said.
Danceteria is currently a 26.00 chance at BetEasy