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  • Duntle Back To Winning Ways

Amethyst Stakes (Group 3) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner €39,000 2nd €11,400 3rd €5,400 4th €1,799
  • Going: Good to Yielding, Yielding in places
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 1m 42.50s
  • Off time: 14:56:45
  • Last Updated: May 12 2013, 16:50 BST

Duntle made a perfectly satisfactory reappearance with victory in the Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown.

Duntle makes winning reappearance at Leopardstown
Duntle makes winning reappearance at Leopardstown

The David Wachman-trained filly was having her first start since being demoted from first place in the Matron Stakes at this track in September, having been ruled to have interfered with Sir Henry Cecil's Chachamaidee.

Settled in third by Wayne Lordan as Sweet Lightning took the five runners along in single file, the 8-13 favourite quickened smartly a furlong and a half out to sweep to the front.

She looked to idle from there and although the winning margin over Custom Cut was a narrow one, Wachman's charge was always doing enough.

Duntle holds an entry in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (formerly the Windsor Forest) at Royal Ascot, and looks set for a trip to the big meeting.

Wachman said: "She wants fast ground and a fast pace. She will head to Ascot now and that was a satisfactory start for her."

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