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Dundonnell York 22.8.12

Dundonnell sparks a great day for Juddmonte in the Acomb

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Breakthrough success for First Defence in Acomb

Acomb Stakes: Dundonnell (First Defence-Family by Danzig), Breeder: Juddmonte Farms

THIS was not just a notable win for first-seaason sire First Defence; Dundonnell's Acomb Stakes victory was a hallmark for Juddmonte breeding.

Dundonnell is out of an unraced full-sister to the late, great Danehill and Eagle Eyed from a family that goes back to back to fourth dam Natalama, the dam of Northern Dancer.

First Defence, a Grade 1 winner in the US by Unbridled's Song, has an equally thorough Juddmonte stamp. His dam, the Seatlle Slew mare Honest Lady, also won at Grade 1  level and is a half-sister to Abdullah stars Chester House and Empire Maker, out of the brilliant Toussaud.





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