Sunday 28 July 2019

Second Best for Kevin Ryan's Queen's Order on Debut at Pontefract

Just the one two-year-old horse race today. 

I'm not disappointed as it seems a long week and still lots of races to review and get my brain in order for Monday's race action that's spread across three meetings: Ayr, Windsor & Ffos Las. I upload the Week's Races for those who wish to save themselves time. I simply detail the two-year-old races because I have no interest in the other age groups. There are four juvenile races detailed for Monday. 

2:00 Ayr
5:35 Windsor 
5:45 Ffos Las
6:05 Windsor 

Something to consider. 

Sunday saw just the one two-year-old race at Pontefract. I don't mind this course as a place to bet. 

A course where it pays to have a little bit of experience and lead. A lot of debutantes struggle on turning courses, especially those on the all-weather which often turn from the start. Anyway, the betting suggested this was a two-horse race. 

Pop Dancer had run well on debut, dropping back in trip, and was fancied in the betting. 

The horse of most interest from Group Horse Daily was Queen's Order who had been given a couple of significant entries. This daughter of Delegator had been given a Lowther Stakes (Group 2) and Class 2 Stakes. Racing in the familiar silks of Clipper Logistics Ltd. A bargain buy at 8,500 guineas as a foal, then 50,000 euros as a yearling. 

Queen's Order ran a great race on debut when runner-up to Pop Dancer who returned a 6/5f. Ryan's charge travelled well, touched odds on in-running, but couldn't quite master the experienced Pop Dancer, trained by Richard Fahey. 

The duo pulled seven-lengths clear of the third. 

See the full result here