Dancing Queen all set to waltz
Versatile and consistent DANCING QUEEN can't help but get the nod in Saturday's 10th race, an 1100-metre overnight allowance for horses who have never won at the level.
Facing nine rivals at an ideal distance, DANCING QUEEN is the only horse in the event to have ran from five furlongs straight to a mile in her last eight races, finishing outside the top three only twice, the last being when she chased ANOTHER BULLET to the last furlong in a mile run in 1:37.0.
Since that run, DANCING QUEEN finished third behind BIRDIE MY LOVE's 1:25.2 for 1400 metres and was second in her last two races, beaten by CHACE THE GREAT and ROYAL ASSAULT, genuine open allowance horses slipping down in class.
DANCING QUEEN has had six of her nine rivals behind her in recent races and has little to fear from LIKE A LADY and LITTLE BIG HORN, who are both new to the class, having recently beaten non-winners-of-three and four races, respectively.
However, Wayne Parchment's ZEPHYR really looked improved when beating LITTLE BIG HORN by three lengths on May 6 in a decent 1:06.4 for 1100 metres.
Percy Williams was aboard ZEPHYR that afternoon, but his loyalty to Philip Feanny has brought him back to DANCING QUEEN, who he rode in her last three races in overnight allowance.
DANCING QUEEN has also looked very sharp at exercise, galloping five furlongs in 1:00.3 last Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Jamaica Derby-bound SHE'S A MANEATER is expected to walk over her four stablemates and ANOTHER BULLET at a mile in the third event, an open allowance which will serve as her warm-up for the big one on June 24.
Since returning from a strained muscle, which caused her to miss April's Jamaica Oaks, she has been punching holes in the recently sanded track, clocking 1:26.2 at seven furlongs last Saturday morning and stopped the clockmen's watches in 1:06.1 for five-and-a-half a week prior.