dancing dervish


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dancing dervish

[¦dan·siŋ ′dər·vish]
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Dettori rode Balding's Dancing Dervish into second place in Division Two of the Privy Councillor Maiden Stakes in which Stanott gave Luca Cumani his first victory of the season and completed a 20-1 double for Royston Ffrench following the earlier victory of The Fugative.
The eventers were deprived of a clean sweep only by showjumper James Fisher on Dancing Dervish, who was third behind Gifford, and Racing Channel presenter and event rider Alice Plunkett on Random Kindness.
LEICESTER: 2.50 Red Delirium, 4.20 Acid Test, 4.50 Dancing Dervish.
Another trainer in form, Ian Balding, conjured a win from one of his lesser lights when Dancing Dervish broke his duck at the 11th attempt in the mile handicap.
Others, such as "flopwing" derive from the noises made by their batlike wings as they cavort like dancing dervishes, diving, twisting and soaring in their breathtaking displays.