Sport Horse Racing

Sunday 24 September 2017

Watching brief

Richard Forristal

Richard Forristal

If there is a positive to be taken from the postponement of Wednesday's Fairyhouse card, it is that Duntle has been entered for the featured Brownstown Stakes on the rearranged fixture next Tuesday.

With her smart fellow David Wachman-trained Fire Lily already pencilled in for the Group Three, Duntle may not line out, but it would be intriguing to see how she might follow what was a teak-tough triumph in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot.

On just her fourth start there, the three-year-old confirmed the promise of a wide-margin Dundalk win and an honourable defeat in a Leopardstown Guineas trial.

Should Duntle run on Tuesday, the drop to seven furlongs from a mile might not be enough to stall her progress.

Irish Independent

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