Danehill Dancer bags Royal Ascot Listed success

The David Wachman-trained Duntle (3f Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) looked a filly with a big future when running out an easy winner of the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

The Niarchos family’s filly, who was bred by Airlie Stud, was an easy winner of a Dundalk earlier this year and has always been the apple of her trainer’s eye.

“She always showed plenty as a two-year-old but we only got one run into her. She then won very easily on her comeback at Dundalk this season,” said Wachman of the 4/1 favourite.

“She then ran in the Guineas trial at Leopardstown when she had to dispute the lead and finished fourth. We always thought a lot of her and talked about going for the Irish Guineas but decided to wait for this.

“She is tailor-made for American racing and I am sure she will end up out there at some stage but I don’t know when that will be. She has plenty of entries here so we will discuss it.”

It was a second Listed success in 48 hours for Danehill Dancer following the victory of the Queen’s Set To Music (4f Danehill Dancer-Zarabaya, by Doyoun) in the Listed Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks on Monday night.

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