New Approach Daughter of Dancing Rain Earns Rising Stardom in Newmarket Unveiling

By Sean Cronin

5th-NEW, £7,000, Cond, 9-23, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:40.86, gd.
MAGIC LILY (GB), f, 2, by New Approach (Ire)
1st Dam: Dancing Rain (Ire) (Hwt. 3yo Filly-Eng at 9.5-11f 11-14f, G1SW-Eng Ger, $932,081), by Danehill Dancer (Ire)
2nd Dam: Rain Flower (Ire), by Indian Ridge (Ire)
3rd Dam: Rose of Jericho, by Alleged
   Magic Lily raced in sixth early and improved one spot after the initial exchanges of this unveiling. Looming large on the outside with three furlongs remaining, the 5-2 joint-favourite was sent to the front approaching the final eighth and surged clear up the hill to account for market rival Mystic Meg (GB) (Camelot {GB}) by an impressive eight lengths. The homebred chestnut is the first scorer for G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Preis der Diana heroine Dancing Rain (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), herself a sibling of Listed St Hugh’s S. victress Sumora (Ire) (Danehill), who in turn produced G1 Moyglare Stud S.-winning European champion juvenile filly and G1 1000 Guineas third Maybe (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and MG1SP G3 Silver Flash S. victress Promise To Be True (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}). From a family which also features MG1SW sire Dr Devious (Ire) (Ahonoora {GB}) and recent TDN Rising Star attainee Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), she is full to a yearling colt and half to a filly foal by Dubawi (Ire). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, £4,528. Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby.

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