QUEEN Kindly narrowly failed to deliver the goods for North Yorkshire trainer Richard Fahey in yesterday's Unibet Summer Stakes at York.

The Frankel filly, regarded as one of the most exciting two-year-olds in the country last summer, was beaten into second spot by 20-1 outsider Mystic Dawn.

Fahey had been seeking a return to the winner's enclosure for the filly after four losses in a row since the Lowther Stakes at York last season.

But jockey Paul Hanagan was unable to get past Mystic Dawn as jockey Stevie Donohoe held on for Newmarket trainer David Simcock and the £34,026 first prize.

"She got there a stride too soon," said Donohoe." But when Paul came, she found that little bit more where it mattered on the line. I wasn't confident we would hang on. Paul was really battling."

Malton trainer Tim Easterby and Yorkshire-born William Haggas both recorded doubles.

David Allen rode Mukhayyam to victory for Easterby in the Unibet Handicap and Rachel Richardson rode 20-1 shot Excessable to victory in the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Handicap.

One Minute won the Irish EBF/ROA Racing Post Owners Jackpot Novice Stakes, for Haggas, who also trained Novoman the winner of the Cakemark Stakes.

Haggas, who was not in attendance, now has nine winners under his belt at York this season and is clear favourite to be crowned the track's top trainer.

His wife Maureen said: "We had a lot of runners here today and all you hope is that they run well and run with credit. Hopefully, then, something will get their head in front."