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Dancing Tango leaves Bluebell rivals in a spin

Dancing Tango (orange)
Dancing Tango (orange)
© Photo Healy Racing

Dancing Tango came from well off the pace to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Bluebell Stakes for Joseph O'Brien and Dylan Browne McMonagle. 

Switched from the inner over two furlongs out, the daughter of Camelot made steady progress from that point to head Azazat in the final hundred yards and accounted for that rival by a length and a quarter. O'Brien, who trains the 13/2 chance for Fishdance Limited, also sent out third home Perfect Portrait  

Browne McMonagle said: “Things didn’t really go to plan out of the gates. I was in first and in there a long time and I’d planned to be in the first quarter if possible. We knew she stays well and she handles this ground.

“I was a little bit sluggish away and the pace was strong for the first five or six furlongs even for the grade we were in. I let her find her feet and I knew she would come home well, it was just a matter of getting a clean run.

“She’s an improving filly and deserves her success in this grade and was really tough today.”

Quotes from Alan Magee

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About Mark Nunan
Mark has followed racing since he was a teenager and worked for many years as a broadcaster with the Irish version of Racecall. He joined the Press Association in 2019 and is also a contributor to the Racing Post. A native of Kildare, he now lives in Sligo.