Dancing Rain wins English Oaks fillies classic

BY foxsports • June 3, 2011

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.

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