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Feel Like Dancing - Newmarket 11.07.2013

Feel Like Dancing (in red): Bahrain Trophy winner to get St Leger entry

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Feel Like Dancing on course for Leger bid

FEEL LIKE DANCING could attempt to provide trainer John Gosden with a fifth Ladbrokes St Leger success after connections confirmed the colt will be entered for the Doncaster Classic next week.

Entries for the September 14 race will be revealed on Wednesday but the Bahrain Trophy winner will appear in the list, with a trip to York a possible next port of call.

Hugo Lascelles, racing manager to Feel Like Dancing’s owner Lady Bamford, said: "He has come out of Newmarket fine and I thought the performance was good. He is learning all the time and still a bit mentally immature. When he hit the front, he looked around a bit and I don't think he would ever win by too far.

"We are seeing how the land lies at the moment but he could run in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes (on August 21) next."

Gosden has won the St Leger four times, including in two of the last three years with Arctic Cosmos (2010) and Masked Marvel (2011), who captured the Bahrain Trophy prior to his Doncaster success.

This year, the St Leger moves to be the fourth race on the card with an off-time of 3.50pm, having previously been scheduled as the third race.

ARC spokeswoman Kate Hills said: "Having the St Leger permanently as the fourth race on the card at 3.50 will enable a real sense of anticipation to build up throughout the afternoon and position it in the centre of what is always a fabulous day."

Gloomy Sunday Sandown 30.5.13

Gloomy Sunday (left): "has been very, very well since Sandown"

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Gloomy thrills Ferland in Goodwood build-up

FRENCH trainer Christophe Ferland is hoping Henry II Stakes winner Gloomy Sunday can make another successful cross-Channel raid at Glorious Goodwood next month.

The filly has been earmarked for the £100,000 Group 2 Artemis Goodwood Cup, the feature race on day three of the festival, having routed a high-class Sandown field by four lengths last time.

Ferland, who would be having his first runner at Glorious Goodwood, said: "Gloomy Sunday has been very, very well since Sandown. She looks fantastic and worked very well recently so she is on course for the Goodwood Cup.

"Hopefully, Olivier Peslier will ride her again but she is very easy to ride and everything suits her.

"We were not sure what to expect when we sent her to Sandown as she was my first runner in Britain, but she had run well at Saint-Cloud before that on her first try at two miles. She is a very nice filly and has a lot of quality.

"After the Goodwood Cup, her big target is the Prix du Cadran on Arc weekend."

Gloomy Sunday could clash with the Michael Owen-owned Brown Panther, an easy winner of the Listed Pontefract Castle Stakes on his seasonal return last month, and the Saeed Bin Suroor-trained pair of Colour Vision, who won last year's Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and then finished third in the Goodwood Cup, and Group 1 scorer Cavalryman.

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