Danehill Dancer, the sire of Lynward Park’s Alfred Nobel, stole the UK racing spotlight again on Thursday (August 16).
Duntle, by Danehill Dancer and raced by the Niarchos family, gained a 3/4-length win in the Group 3 Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland.
He has now won at three of five starts having also taken the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot.
Duntle, trained by David Wachman, is from the Lord at War mare, Lady Angola, a winner at 1 1/2 miles.
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Lady Angola is a blood-sister to Lovat’s Lady (the dam of Chetten County) and a three-quarter sister to Honor In War, La Gueriere (the dam of Icon Project and Lasting Approval), Lord Of Warriors and Lady Lochinvar (the dam of Master Command and Aurora Lights).
Lovat’s Lady won the Listed Regret Stakes and Chetten County the Listed Hatoof Stakes in the US; Honor in War won the Group 1 US Turf Classic, Group 2 Villiers Handicap at Randwick and Group 3 Arlington Handicap; La Gueriere won the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth 11 Challenge Cup, Group 3 Bewitch Stakes and Listed Valley View Stakes and Audubon Oaks in the US; Icon Project won the Group 1 Personal Ensign Stakes and Group 2 New York Stakes; Lasting Approval won the Group 2 Oak Tree Derby, Group 3 Maker’s Mark Mile and Listed Seattle Slew Stakes in the US; Lord Of Warriors won the Group 3 Centenary Vase and Happy Valley Trophy in Hong Kong; Master Command won the Group 2 New Orleans Handicap and Meadowlands Breeders Cup and Group 3 Mineshaft Handicap, National Jockey Club Handicap and Donald Schaefer Handicap and Aurora Lights won the Group 3 Sabin Stakes and Selene Stakes in the US.
if this is not enough it’s also the family of car tyre tycoon Bert Firestone’s Al Mamoon, winner of the Group 1 John Henry Handicap, Group 2 Eddie Read Handicap and American Handicap and Group 3 Citation Handicap and Inglewood Handicap.
Danehill Dancer has now sired 1,170 winners at 65 per cent and 141 Stakes winners at 7.8 per cent.
Coolmore Stud rightly promote him as the ‘best sire son’ of the legendary Danehill, a line that has conquered Australian racing.
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