Leeds United: Marchingontogether into mid-table finish

MARCHING ON TOGETHER: Leeds United's passionate fans, pictured earlier this season at Newcastle United.
MARCHING ON TOGETHER: Leeds United's passionate fans, pictured earlier this season at Newcastle United.
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LEGIONS of Leeds United fans had to settle for a mid-table finish as two-year-old filly Marchingontogether came home 11th out of 22 runners in Tuesday afternoon’s Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Named after Leeds United’s famous anthem, Marchingontogether had her first outing in Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s famous maroon and gold colours in the final race of Royal Ascot’s opening day on Tuesday afternoon.

But after drifting out to 50-1 in the betting before going off a 33-1 shot, Marchingontogether finished 11th, exactly halfway down the field of 22 runners.

Many Whites fans had wagers on the horse because of her name but without joy.

The two-year-old filly was owned by Yorkshire-based BGC Racing when making a winning debut at odds of 14-1 at Leicester on May 9.

The four-man syndicate have since sold the juvenile to super-rich, Sheikh Fahad Al Thani, boss of Qatar Racing.

The filly, who is trained by Nottinghamshire-based Ivan Furtado, was ridden by Martin Harley.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy at Elland Road on Saturday. Picture by Simon Hulme

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