NORSE Dancer (by Halling) did not win as many races as a horse of his obvious talent could have been expected to do and he retired to stud as a dual Group 3 scorer, successful in just four of 35 starts.

This is a horse who was a one-length third behind Refuse To Bend in the 2000 Guineas, a two and a half length fourth behind Kris Kin in the Derby, and whose Group 1 defeats in the Sussex Stakes, Lockinge Stakes, Juddmonte International Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes were all by margins of less than a length.