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Unaccompanied and Paul Townend wins the Tote Jackpot Races 3 To 6 Spring Juvenile Hurdle Leopardstown 12.02.2011

Unaccompanied: descends from Moyglare blue hen Talking Picture

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) 

Moyglare filly dances
to Istabraq victory

Leopardstown: Istabraq Festival Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m, 4yo+

UNACCOMPANIED (4 f Danehill Dancer - Legend Has It by Sadler's Wells)

Bred by Moyglare Stud Farm in Ireland

UNACCOMPANIED, the only Grade 1-winning jumper produced by Danehill Dancer, made the most of her considerable 10lb weight allowance on Thursday to turn over even money favourite Thousand Stars and land the feature event at Leopardstown.

The filly, who is rising five, is bred to excel on the Flat as a daughter of leading Flat sire Danehill Dancer,himself a dual Group 1 winner over 6f as a two-year-old, and descendant of Moyglare blue hen Talking Picture.

Danehill Dancer hit the heights again in 2011 as the sire of Epsom Oaks heroine Dancing Rain and Prix Ganay hero Planteur totake his Group 1 tally on the Flat to 16. However, Coolmore's son of Danehill has also sired a number of smart hurdlers led by 2007 Grade 2 Winter Novices Hurdle winner Lightning Strike and the Grade 1-placed Degas Art.

Unaccompanied is the second foal and first winner out of Legend Has It, a winning daughter of Sadler's Wells and Listed-placed Magical Cliche. Her granddam is the 1973 US champion two-year-old Talking Picture, who produced five stakes winners for Moyglare including 1988 Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Trusted Partner (herself dam of Grade 1 winner Dress To Thrill) and Italian Group 2 winner Easy To Copy

Legend Has It was sold to agent Hugo Merry on behalf of Indian interests for €42,000 at the 2009 Goffs November Sale.

Runner-up Thousand Stars is the best performer by the Group 3 Prix Messidor winner Grey Risk. The son of Kendor has just 82 foals from ten crops aged three and above to represent him (his average crop size is just eight) and stands for €600 at Haras National d'Aurillac in France.

 

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