Glory for gutsy Universal Order

29 June 2020

UNIVERSAL Order showed ability and heart as he came from last to first in taking the Listed Fred Archer Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.

The progressive four-year-old was returning to action after a five-month break, having been successfully campaigned at the Dubai World Cup Carnival.
Sent off a 7/1 chance in the hands of jockey Callum Shepherd, Universal Order was allowed to bide his time at the rear of the four-runner field.
Asked to engage with a quarter of a mile to go, the gelding gave a generous response and was soon locked into a thrilling battle with the favourite Pablo Escobar and El Misk.
All three horses were involved in a thrilling finish which culminated in the Abdulla Al Mansoori-owned Universal Order getting up on the line to emerge victorious by a short head.
He has now won six of his 10 starts and is maturing into a fine middle-distance campaigner.