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Sounds Of Heaven prevails in Michael Seely tight finish

Kingman filly Sounds Of Heaven edged out her rivals by a short head for her first stakes win in the listed Michael Seely Memorial Stakes at York on Friday.

Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 20th May 2023:

Three fillies were pretty much inseparable inside the final furlong of the one mile Listed Michael Seely Memorial Fillies’ Stakes at York, with Sounds Of Heaven eventually edging home by a short head from Queen For You (Kingman) with Silver Lady a neck back in third.

Trained in Ireland by Jessica Harrington and owned by Craig Bernick and John Camilleri, Sounds Of Heaven was the only one of the trio without the benefit of a previous run this season and had not been seen since losing her maiden tag at the second attempt at Leopardstown last October. After sitting in second place, she moved into the lead two furlongs from the finish and, having established a one-length lead, she may even have been headed for an instant and showed admirable fighting qualities to hold off her adversaries.

She still holds an entry in the Gr.1 Irish 1,000 Guineas in eight days’ time but is also engaged in the Gr.1 Coronation Stakes and the Gr.1 Irish Oaks later in the season. Bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds and a 650,000gns purchase at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Sounds Of Heaven is out of a once-raced Galileo full-sister to three Gr.1 winners: the dual Classic heroine Hermosa plus Hydrangea and The United Stakes. The second dam Beauty Is Truth landed the Gr.2 Prix du Gros-Chene while Sounds Of Heaven’s Dark Angel half-sibling Voice Of Angels was twice Listed-placed in Ireland last year.