KATIE COOPER ENJOYS CHAMPAGNE YORK!
KATIE COOPER enjoyed a champagne moment when winning the first race of her career by bringing Mull Of Dubai with a sweeping late run to land the Queen Mother’s Cup today at York. Katie is trainer’s secretary to Tom Tate and was having only her 9th ride under Rules. As tradition dictates, Katie receives her weight in champagne as part of her winning prize thanks to the generosity of Pol Roger.
Serena Brotherton rode a perfectly timed race on Gifted Leader to hit the front 2 furlongs from home but was denied victory by three-quarters of a length, with Hillview Boy and Carol Bartley back in third, having tried to steal a march on their rivals and staying on well to finish four lengths behind the second.
Katie said “My first winner and not a bad day to do it on. I just kept him out the back and then he came through. I knew they would go quick and it played into my hands.”