Listen out for the sound of a Claxon
at Goodwood today.
Her dam Claxon
had finished fifth at Epsom and her granddam Bulaxie seventh, but connections will hope she can surpass her ancestors after she had captured the Totesport.
can blow away the opposition for Oaks specialists John Dunlop and Pat Eddery at Epsom this afternoon.
The veteran, who rides Salford Express in the Derby, was after the Oaks ride on Claxon
after she had taken the Lupe Stakes.
Group 3 Prix de la Nonette winner Dust Dancer is earmarked for the promising second-season sire Dr Fong (by Kris S), as is her close relative Claxon
, winner of the 2000 Group 2 Premio Lydia Tesio.
makes the long journey to the Curragh next weekend for the Irish One Thousand Guineas and word from John Dunlop's Arundel yard suggests the Caerleon filly will not return empty handed.
Dunlop has trained several members of this family, including Dust Dancer, whose four wins featured the Group 3 Prix de la Nonette over ten furlongs, and her half-sister Bulaxie (three stakes wins, including Fred Darling S-Gr3) plus Bulaxie's Group 2-winning daughter Claxon
Bulaxie, in turn, is the dam of Group 2 Premio Lydia Tesio winner Claxon
, who also won the Lupe, Masaka and Steventon Stakes.
looks a lively prospect for the Oaks after her all the way win at Kempton on Saturday.
Bulaxie died young, but her daughter Claxon
, as well as Dust Dancer, is still active at Hesmonds.
The Alzao filly had the smart Claxon
among her victims when landing a listed event at Newbury first time out last season and is likely to wear a tongue strap on the Roodeye after failing to give of her best in two subsequent starts.
There was the sound of the claxon
and off they all went - old, young, fat and thin, all trying their hardest to prove that their legs can move fast for a long period of time.