In-form Mahler, who had an impressive double on Friday, was responsible for a classy first-time hurdle winner on Saturday in Louse Talk (6g Mahler-Foxy-Lady, by Yashgan).
A winner point-to-pointer, the Vincent O’Connor-bred six-year-old was making his debut under Rules when making all to win a 2m 5f novices’ hurdle for Charlie Longsdon at Warwick.
Paul O’Brien was in the saddle and commented: “I liked the way Louse Talk picked up turning in and kept finding. Charlie has done lots with him but he will improve fitness-wise as he was having a blow. He’s got three-mile chaser written all over him.”