Dundeel star wins Tasmanian Derby

Dundeel added the 8th stakes win to his season record when star 3YO Dunkel pulled off a terrific victory from an impossible position in Friday evening’s $150,000 Tasmanian Derby 2200m LR.

Stable representative and Dunkel’s part-owner Annie De Morton said, “Paddy [Payne] set the horse for this race after he won a race at Moonee Valley and thankfully he has been able to achieve his final goal.

Dundeel’s 12th 3YO stakeswinner Dunkel has advanced his status from debut winner at The Valley last Spring to dual stakeswinner in less than four months. (PHOTO: Darryl Sherer)

“We had quite a few anxious moments in the straight but Harry [Coffey] managed to pull off a miracle and get him home.”

Bred by Pencarrow Stud from the stakes-placed Cape Cross mare Kudamm, Dunkel was a $40,000 purchase from Pencarrow’s draft at Karaka 1, then re-sold for $100,000 at the NZ Ready to Run Sale. 

He has now earned almost $400,000 after winning five of his 6 starts including last month’s Launceston Guineas LR, and is nominated for the Australian Derby G1 at The Championships. 

Dunkel is the second of Dundeel’s stakeswinners this season that is in-bred to Sadler’s Wells, after two-time Group winner Hope In Your Heart (out a Montjeu mare).

Dundeel has 18 lots catalogued for sale at the 2023 Inglis Classic Sale 
which begins in Sydney tomorrow at 10 am.

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