Patience is paying off for Bryce Heys with talented I Am Invincible mare Dancing Alone, who made it six wins from seven starts when scoring arguably her best win to date at Caulfield on Wednesday.
An easy winner at country and provincial races at her first four starts, Dancing Alone came unstuck when a luckless sixth in a Benchmark 78 event at Randwick last month, before bouncing back to win at Flemington.
Sent off favourite for the Benchmark 78 event over 1100, Dancing Alone carried 59 kg and powered clear for Blake Shinn to win by nearly two lengths and has now won nearly $190,000 with Black Type races next on the agenda.
• Dancing Alone • Vinnie Winner
I Am Invincible x Miles of Krishan
Congrats to @heysy on another victory for their @VineryStud @inglis_sales Easter Grad
7 starts 🏇
6 wins 🥇
Peach of ride by @blake_shinn pic.twitter.com/840B8TjyNk
— Yarraman Park Stud (@yarramanpark) October 18, 2023
“The owners are reaping the rewards from Bryce’s patience, obviously she was a high priced yearling and has always shown a lot, but he’s developed her into a winner,” Shinn said.
Dancing Alone was purchased by Heys’s Ellerslie Lodge for $1.4million at the 2021 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale from the Vinery Stud draft and races in the colours of Michael O’Keefe and Veronica King.
She is the first foal of Group II placed Snitzel mare Miles Of Krishan, a half-sister to the Champion NZ 2YO Il Quello Velove. It’s the family of Group I winning sprinters Terravista and Tiger Tees as well as Group II winning $1.8million earner Ball Of Muscle and Singapore Horse of the Year Super Easy.
The second foal from Miles Of Krishan is a Zoustar colt that sold for $700,000 at Inglis Easter this year to Yulong and has been fittingly named Growing Empire.
Miles of Krishan has a filly to follow by I Am Invincible and is now in foal to Zoustar.
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