Duke of Marmalade with Johnny Murtagh aboard
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The top billing on day two of the world’s greatest racing showcase, Royal Ascot, was another triumph for the world’s most extraordinary sire of modern times, DANEHILL. The Group 1 Prince of Wales Stakes (2000m) turned into something of a “benefit” match for his talented son, DUKE OF MARMALADE, who was registering his second Group 1 of the season. As much as Tuesday’s results were an endorsement of Summerhill’s policy of investing in the blood of MR PROSPECTOR, so Wednesday was a resounding “high five” for our strategy of concentrating on quality sons of DANEHILL in STRONGHOLD, SOLSKJAER and WAY WEST.