DORS LAW won on her seasonal reappearance at Kempton last night and after knocking at the door in recent races, she was not winning out of turn.
The 5yo mare, ridden by Rob Hornby, was one of thirteen runners which went to post for the mile handicap and drawn four, she was settled in mid division. The pair made smooth headway two from home and challenging inside the final furlong, they hit the front and the 7/2 favourite was pushed out to win comfortably by a length from Living Leader.
Dors Law may have been having her nineteenth start but she 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. 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 going in again.
Harper Lodge Farm 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. The yard enjoyed its best ever season in 2017 for the fifth year running, so if you’re thinking of getting involved in ownership with Dean Ivory Racing, there is no better time to get involved. Please call the Racing Office on 01923 855 337 for further details with no obligation.