At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Darley's Gr1-winning shuttler Poet's Voice (Dubawi-Bright Tiara, by Chief's Crown) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Trap For Fools (Poet's Voice-Old Money, by Old Spice) overcame a wide barrier to bound clear for a dominant front-running win in the $100,000 Listed GA Towton Cup (2200m) for 3YO+, defeating Angola & Falcon Crest. Trap For Fools continued his rise through the WA staying ranks with this impressive win to advance his record to 9 wins (including the Listed Tattersall's Cup) and 5 placings from 20 starts for $280,280 in earnings. Trap For Fools is out of the former good staying filly Old Money, winner of the Gr1 West Australian Derby & Gr2 West Australian Oaks.
At Ascot in West Australia, deceased former Heytesbury Stud and Alwyn Park sire and Victoria Derby winner Helenus (Helissio-Worldwide Elsie, by Java Gold) added a black-type success when 7YO gelding Angola (Helenus-Nyasa, by Don't Say Halo) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Justin Warwick in the $100,000 Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) for 3YO+, over 9YO gelding Silver Plated (Brocco-Lyric Grove, by Grosvenor) & 6YO gelding Cougar Nights (Trade Fair-Mahawangsa, by Bletchley Park). This was the first stakes victory for Angola who took her record to 5 wins and 7 placings from 28 starts for $340,080 earnings.
At Newmarket in the UK, Irish-bred 3YO filly Sky Lantern (Red Clubs-Shawanni, by Shareef Dancer) scored by 1-length for trainer Richard Hannon in the £194,000 Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YO+f&m, over fellow 3YO filly Integral (Dalakhani-Echelon, by Danehill) & 4YO mare Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord at War). This was the outstanding Sky Lantern's fourth Gr1 victory and took her record to 6 wins (including the Gr1 1,000 Guineas, Moyglare Stud Stakes & Gr1 Coronation Stakes) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 Falmouth Stakes) from 12 starts for £786,437 earnings.
At Deauville in France, former Darley shuttler Elusive Quality (Gone West-Touch Of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Elusive Kate (Elusive Quality-Gout de Terroir, by Lemon Drop Kid) scored by 2.25-lengths for trainer John Gosden in the €300,000 Gr1 Prix Rothschild (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over fellow 4YO mare Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) & 3YO filly Kenhope (Kendargent-Bedford Hope, by Chato). Elusive Kate took her record to 7 wins (including last start's Gr1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, Gr1 Prix Marcel Boussac & Gr1 Prix Rothschild) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 Prix Jacques Le Marois, Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes & Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes) from 14 starts.
At Royal Ascot in the UK, former Coolmore shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a group success when 4YO mare Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) scored by a half-length for trainer David Wachman in the newly named £136,440 Gr2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (8 furlongs) for mares 4YO+, over fellow 4YO mares Ladys First (Dutch Art-Like A Dame, by Danehill) & Dank (Dansili-Masskana, by Darshaan). Duntle took her record to 5 wins (also including last start's Gr3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown, Gr3 Desmond Stakes & Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot) & a runner-up (in the Gr1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown) from 8 starts for £207,792 earnings.
At Leopardstown in Ireland, former Coolmore shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a Gr3 success when 4YO filly Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) scored by 0.75-length for trainer David Wachman in the €60,000 Gr3 Amethyst Stakes (8.75 furlongs) for 4YOs+, over 4YO gelding Custom Cut (Notnowcato-Polished Gem, by Danehill) & 8YO gelding Sweet Lightning (Fantastic Light-Sweetness Herself, by Unfuwain). Duntle took her record to 4 wins (also including the Gr3 Desmond Stakes & Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot) & a runner-up (in the Gr1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown) from 7 starts.
At Leopardstown, Gr1-winning former shuttler Footstepsinthesand (Giant's Causeway-Glatisant, by Rainbow Quest) added a Gr1 success when the Henry Cecil-trained 5YO mare Chachamaidee (Footstepsinthesand-Canterbury Lace, by Danehill) was awarded the €190,000 Gr1 Matron Stakes on protest over relegated 3YO filly Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord at War) & 5YO mare Emulous (Dansili-Aspiring Diva, by Distant View). Duntle won by a short neck, but was judged to have caused interference to Chachamaidee approaching the furlong pole in the 1600m race on turf for 3YO+ fillies & mares. Chachamaidee took her record to 7 wins (including Gr2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, Gr3 Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield, Gr3 Oak Tree Stakes at Goodwood and Listed Michael Seely Memorial Stakes at York) and 8 placings from 20 starts. "She deserved it, as she's been knocking on the door a lot, and I did feel the interference cost her," Chachamaidee's jockey Tom Queally said. "I took my time on her and intentionally took her to the outside to avoid the barging matches, and it happened anyway. I felt it did affect me, and it was something I felt strongly about. It's not the way you want to win these races, but Chachamaidee deserves it."
In Ireland, former shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a Gr3 success when 3YO filly Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) scored by 0.75-lengths for trainer David Wachman over 4YO mare Ballybacka Lady (Hurricane Run-Southern Queen, by Anabaa) & fellow 3YO filly Requisition (Invincible Spirit-Saoire, by Pivotal) in the €57,500 Gr3 Desmond Stakes (8 furlongs) at Leopardstown. Last-start winner of June's Listed Sandringham Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot, Duntle now has 3 wins from 5 career starts.
Former Coolmore shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a UK black-type success overnight when favoured Irish-bred daughter Duntle (Danehill Dancer-Lady Angola, by Lord At War) scored a half-length victory in the £55,000 (A$88,000) Listed Sandringham Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YO fillies at Royal Ascot. Duntle (ridden by Wayne Lordan for trainer David Wachman) defeated Ladys First (Dutch Art-Like A Dame, by Danehill) & Villeneuve (Zamindar-Emilion, by Fantastic Light). Duntle took her record to 2 wins from 4 starts.