ALY BRINGS QUEEN MOTHER’S CUP BACK HOME TO YORKSHIRE
With last year’s Queen Mother’s Cup abandoned due to waterlogging, never has today’s race been more keenly awaited by lady jockeys throughout the land! Described by Derek Thompson as “one of the most prestigious ladies’ races in the world”, 15 went to post at York today, with Step This Way the only 3 year old in the line up. Never out of the first two, Alyson Deniel sent her filly to the front after passing the 3-furlong marker and she ran on comfortably to win as she pleased for Mark Johnston. Alyson duly weighed in by tradition to collect her own weight in champagne, that being 42 bottles of bubbly. Very many congratulations to Aly on a tremendous week having also won on Tuesday evening at Chester for Mark Brisbourne.