Royal Duchess made the long journey from Duncrievie to Thirsk to contest the Class 4 ROA/Racing Post Owners’ Jackpot Handicap over 7f in which there were 9 runners on a track riding Good to Soft. She was ridden by her normal partnerSammy Jo Bell. From the start they were content to settle to the rear of the group and remained there until between the 3f/2f mark, they took much closer order. Duchess was asked to make her challenge around the 1f mark and despite meeting traffic to the line managed to reach third place. Another strong competitive race for a determined horse, who this season has a sequence, which reads -411423 and an upward class move from 6 through to 4.