Heavenly Dancer looking to maintain winning run

Heavenly Dancer (NZ) (Echoes of Heaven) will be out to keep his unbeaten record intact when he steps out at Kranji in a Class 4 event on Sunday.

The four-year-old son of Echoes of Heaven won on debut in March and returned in September to make it two wins from two starts.

Trainer Stephen Gray has been mindful not to rush the promising gelding and has freshened him up since his last start.

 “Heavenly Dancer is a nice horse going forward,” he said. “I thought of running him in Class 3 but it is not easy and he may not get in.

“So I decided to leave him in Class 4 and I can then get the leading rider (Vlad Duric) on. That means he will have to carry a big weight (58kgs), which could be an obstacle.

“We’ll see how we go. He has plenty of upside and will be the one to beat, but the weight can also beat him.”

A half-brother to Heavenly Dancer will be offered at the upcoming New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale. The Sweynesse gelding is catalogued as lot 269 and is consigned by CH Bloodstock Ltd.

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