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Flags: Horse In Focus, Top-Rated, Hot Trainer
National Ballet, like most horses owned by the Coolmore partners, boasts an excellent pedigree. He is by Deep Impact out of Fluff, a lightly raced maiden winner from the family of Oaks winner Dancing Rain. National Ballet duly proved much better than an opening handicap mark of 74 at Limerick, impressing with how strongly he stuck to his task having coming off the bridle before most. His strength at the finish of that mile-and-a-half handicap suggests this stiff, uphill finish will be in his favour, and it would be little surprise were he to raise his game again. This well-bred, progressive type can defy a 12 lb hike in the weights.