Two out of two for Jewel in My Crown

Eamonn Duggan's homebred Jewel In My Crown won her second race in a fortnight yesterday, this time at Epsom following up on her win at Kempton on the 12th September.

Showcasing her versatility once again she made a return to the turf after her all weather win earlier in the month. This was her sixth win overall and she shows no sign of losing her enthusiasm for racing. Her target this time was a Class 3 Handicap over Epsom's helter skelter track. Dropping back a furlong to a mile and a quarter from her win two weeks ago, she was able to get decent ground for the time of year with it officially described as good. Callum Shepherd was booked again after piloting her to the Kempton win and she was drawn 3 of the 7 runners.

Breaking a tad slowly she travelled towards the rear in the early part of the race and once they swung around Tattenham Corner and started the descent she dropped to the inside rail and began her challenge. With three rivals on her outside she battled gamely and refused to lie down eventually beating the Jim Boyle trained Bad Company by a head. An official photo finish was called but it was never in doubt and this tough, genuine filly had nailed the win.

We are delighted for Eamonn as he is a great supporter of the yard and we would like to thank Callum Shepherd for a brilliant ride. Well done also to Shazad Ahmad (Bola) who looks after her at home and to Nasir Bashir who rides her every day. We haven't got a winners picture yet to accompany this article so we thought we would show you a photograph of her in her other role as a children's entertainer !