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.