Cedric Williamson made a fool of himself at the Newmarket races, deceived and cheated of his meager bankroll. When he throws himself upon the mercy of his wealthy Aunt Amelia, her companion, Miss Jane Gabriel, heartily disapproves of his rescue. To her chagrin, Jane finds herself assigned to transform Cedric from a dedicated rakehell into the kind of responsible heir Lady Stockdale requires.
Though he tries to warm her heart with gallant words, floral bouquets, and flattering attention, Jane deftly repels Cedric’s tactics and declares him a pest. Their only teamwork comes from mutual affection for the once pathetic racehorse with which Cedric had ruined himself. Can the fate of a bedraggled filly become the basis for enduring love?