Dancing Rain wins English Oaks fillies classic
Johnny Murtagh rode Dancing Rain to a surprise victory in the English Oaks fillies classic on Friday.
The 20-1 shot was in control of the 1 1/2-mile race early on and saw off Kieren Fallon on the 3-1 second-favorite Wonder Of Wonders by three quarters of a length.
Murtagh says ''we set a nice pace but she was ducking and diving, so I knew there was loads left in the tank.''
Izazi Top, sent off at 25-1, was third ahead of favorite Blue Bunting, which was in the middle of the pack for much of the race.