Duchess off the mark
on 13 August 2017

Martin Lane surely earned 'ride of the week' when cajoling Duchess of Fife to win the 0-75 mile handicap at Leicester this afternoon.

Following his instructions perfectly, the jockey had to strongly encourage the 3yo daughter of Dutch Art to race prominently from the off. She looked to be beaten 3 furlongs out, but somehow managed to renew her effort and get up on the line to beat the Brian Meehan trained Fastar by a short head. 

This success was very much down to the persistent urgings of her rider who refused to allow his mount to throw away her chance of breaking her maiden. She is a very talented filly, but has her own ideas about racing!

Congratulations to her patient owners, Mr and Mrs Bryce.

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