Henry de Bromhead Racing
Lee doubles up on newcomer Beauty
Billy Lee doubled up at Gowran Park tonight when Empress Of Beauty made a winning debut for Henry de Bromhead in the nine-furlong fillies maiden.
The French-bred daughter of Le Havre went to post a 10/1 shot first time out and settled mid-division before making up ground going to the two pole.
She picked up well for Lee's urgings to challenged a furlong from home and hit the front in the closing stages. Lee was easing up close home as Thunder Roll ran on to get within a neck.
The winning jockey said afterwards:- “She was green through the race but every time I wanted her to pick up the bit she travelled.
“When I let her down she was a bit green but to be fair to her she quickened twice.
“She flicked her ears and was up the middle of the track with no rail to help her.