MINERAL SPRINGS – A horse trained by Jack Fisher with jockey Graham Watters in the saddle either won or finished in the top three of each of the five races they competed April 24 in the 2021 Queens Cup Steeplechase.
Watters rode Gostisbehere, of Riverdee Stable, to victory in the Maiden Claiming Hurdle and Brianbakescookies, owned by Mrs. S.K. Johnston Jr., in The Queen's Cup MPC 'Chase.
Watters finished in second with Prayer Hope, of DASH Stable, in a 2 ¼ mile handicap hurdle and Storm Team, owned by Sheila Williams and Northwoods Stable, in the fifth race spanning three miles and 17 fences.
He grabbed third with Market Bubble, owned by Sheila Williams and Northwoods Stable, in the Maiden Hurdle.
Results for races are as follows:
• Race 1 (Maiden Claiming Hurdle): Gosstisbehere, Embrace the Grind, Lap of the Gods, Ismusbemyluckyday and Lemon Again.
• Race 2 (Maiden Hurdle): Kilronan, Compass Zone, Market Bubble, Cause for Pardon, Sea Mast, Channel Island, Topsfield, Koko Star.
• Race 3 MPC 'Chase): Brianbakescookies, Family Tree, City Dreamer, Anticipating, Gowiththeflow, The Happy Giant, Arch My Boy
• Race 4 (2 1/4 Handicap Hurdle): Down Royal, Prayer Hope, Screen Image, Emerald Rocket, Orchestra Leader.
• Race 5 (3 miles, 17 fences): Motivational, Storm Team, Huyana (Eddie Keating).
• Race 6 (1 1/4 miles on turf): Do The Floss, Hurtgen Forest, Show Court
COVID-19 prompted organizers to cancel last year's steeplechase. This year's event was a virtual event that was livestreamed. Organizers hope to celebrate the event's 25th anniversary on April 30, 2022.