ROBERT Norton bred this year’s Royal Ascot winner Dandalla, but his mother Clody, formerly Hall-Dare, played a pivotal part in the development of the family that yielded another winner at the meeting.

Battlegound, a son of War Front (Danzig) and the exceptional racemare Found (Galileo), descends from Martinova (Martinmas), a very smart racemare and successful broodmare for Mrs Norton at her Newtownbarry House Stud in Co Wexford.