DORS LAW has been knocking at the door of late and her persistence paid off as she won at Kempton last night on her first run of the year.
Ridden by Rob Hornby, the 5yo mare was one of thirteen runners which went to post for the mile handicap and drawn four, she was settled in mid division. Making good headway two furlongs from home, Dors Law made her challenge inside the final furlong to hit the front and the 7/2 jolly was pushed out to win comfortably by a length from Living Leader.
She may have been having her nineteenth start but Dors Law had been in the first four in half of her previous races, including two seconds under yesterday’s jockey. Congratulations to winning owner, Mrs Doreen Carter, whose patience has been justly rewarded. Confidence is not everything but it counts for a lot with racehorses and having now got her head in front and having run well off higher handicap marks in the past, the daughter of Lawman could be capable of further success.
Dean Ivory has really hit the ground running in 2018 with the victory of Dors Law, the second this year following Lucymai’s impressive win on Thursday. Varsovian was one of three stable runners yesterday and this eight times previous all-weather winner made a bold bid at Lingfield to make it win number nine under Jack Duern but was just run out of it by Toriano to go down by a head.
Varsovian’s second was the yard’s fourth in January from ten runners and with two winners and a third, 70% of all runners have won or been placed. If you’re thinking of getting involved in racehorse ownership, there is no better time to get involved at Harper Lodge Farm. Solario Racing has a good-looking, well-bred grey Aussie Rules colt available in 1/12th shares. Please contact the Racing Office on 01442 877 597 for your free brochure.