QUEEN Elizabeth Stakes winner It’s A Dundeel has been retired. John Messara, managing part-owner of the six-time Group 1 winner, said the time was right to send It’s A Dundeel to stud. Messara thought about a trip to Royal Ascot for either the Queen Anne or Prince Of Wales Stakes, but decided against prolonging his racing career. “He’s at the top of his game, I think he rated a PB in the Queen Elizabeth,” Messara said. “He won arguably a tip-top race, he’ll go up further in the international rankings. He will probably be a top 10 horse in the world now. He has proved how good he is, he was a peerless three-year-old. We brought him for stud purposes and he has done his job.” It’s A Dundeel, a winner of 10 of his 19 starts, earned more than $5.3 million in prizemoney. The Murray Baker trained four-year-old claimed two Group 1s this season - the Queen Elizabeth and the Underwood Stakes where he became the only horse to defeat Atlantic Jewel.