Royal Duchess partnered by Sammy Jo Bell took part in the Class 5 race, the BREWIN DOLPHIN HANDICAP over 7f on Good ground ( Good to Soft in Places), in which there were 14 runners.Duchess fractionally missed the break from Stall 3 but quickly recovered to run in mid-pack in a race run at a good pace with the field well spread for a 7f event. Sammy Jo had the Duchess tight on the rail round the bend to enter the finishing straight and asked for more from the Duchess about 21/2 furlongs out. There was a good response by Duchess but the pair were unable to find the clearest of runs to the finish.
Royal Duchess finished 5th just 2 3/4lengths of the winner. Still closing at the finish this was another excellent run from the ever consistent mare.