Grace and favour for bookies

Queen’s Grace gave Hughie Morrison the perfect omen for his big-race runner Palace Moon when creating a 50-1 shock in the first division of the Bathwick Tyres EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Newbury.

Queen’s Grace gave Hughie Morrison the perfect omen for his big-race runner Palace Moon when creating a 50-1 shock in the first division of the Bathwick Tyres EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Newbury.

In the same silks of veteran owner Bridget Swire, Steve Drowne drove Queen’s Grace to a neck and two-and-a-quarter-length triumph over Jacqueline Quest and Pin Cushion.

Morrison explained that like other members of her family, his Bahamian Bounty filly is anything but straightforward to train.

The trainer commented: “I have to give a lot of credit to my staff as this is a complicated filly. Her mother was exactly the same and didn’t do anything very quick. Hopefully it will give Miss Swire a bit of a boost.”

Drowne said: “She’s from a good family and we thought she’d need the experience. She’ll improve a lot.”

Frankie Dettori was delayed in traffic and gave up the mount on disappointing favourite Love And Devotion to Michael Fenton.

More in this section

IE_180_logo
Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

Sport
Newsletter

Latest news from the world of sport, along with the best in opinion from our outstanding team of sports writers

Sign up
IE_logo_newsletters

Select your favourite newsletters and get the best of Irish Examiner delivered to your inbox