Mirage Dancer another Frankel first time out winner
Taken from European Bloodstock News, 22nd October 2016:
Mirage Dancer (pictured as a foal) was held-up towards the rear of the field before beginning to make headway over two furlongs out, and chasing the leaders down in the last 50 yards to win on his very first start [at Doncaster].
He is a half-brother to the dual Gr.3-placed Forge (Dubawi), out of the dual Gr.1 winner Heat Haze (Green Desert).
She is a half-sister to several Group winners including the dual Gr.1 winner Intercontinental (Danehill), the dual Gr.1 winner and sire Cacique (Danehill), the triple Gr.1 winner and sire Champs Elysees (Danehill), the Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and triple Gr.1 winner Banks Hill (Danehill; dam of the Gr.1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Romantica and the Listed winner Ideal World), the Champion sire and Champion Miler Dansili (Danehill) and the Gr.3 Cardinal Handicap winner Deluxe (Storm Cat).
Their dam Hasili (Kahyasi) won the Listed Prix des Sablonnets and is a full-sister to the Listed (then) Bahrain Trophy winner Arrive (dam of the Champion racemare and Gr.1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Promising Lead and the Gr.3 Princess Margaret Stakes winner Visit and grandam of the Gr.3 Autumn Stakes winner Commemorative) and a half-sister to the Listed-placed Skiable (Niniski; dam of the Champion Two-Year-Old Colt and sire Three Valleys) and Dissemble (Ahonoora; dam of the Gr.1 Frank E Kilroe Mile Handicap winner and ill-fated sire Leroidesanimaux and the Gr.1 Grande Premio Sao Paulo winner Uapybo).
Mirage Dancer is Frankel's 18th individual winner.