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Milan Mare Remains Unbeaten With Listed Success

Marie’s Rock (4f Milan - By The Hour, by Flemensfirth) stamped her class when bringing her unbeaten run to three in Monday’s Listed Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at Taunton.

The Nicky Henderson-trained mare won her bumper in May and returned earlier this month to win a Class 2 hurdle in fine style at Haydock. She was sent off joint favourite for Monday’s feature and tracked the leaders for much of the way, improving to lead from two out. Ridden clear on the run-in, she scored by eight lengths under Nico de Boinville.

Owned by Middleham Park Racing, Marie’s Rock was bred by Daniel Breen out of the useful chaser By The Hour (Flemensfirth). She becomes the third Listed winner this month by Grange Stud sire Milan, who also sired Roaring Bull, the winner of last week’s valuable Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.