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Ask mare scores at Exeter

Trainer Warren Greatrex is hopeful that Carnspindle (5m Ask-Whistling Gypse, by Good Thyne) could improve for a step up in trip after landing an Exeter novices’ hurdle over an extended two miles on Tuesday. The Ask mare, also a bumper winner, justified odds-on favouritism as she coasted home by seven lengths. “Carnspindle really wants further than this trip which is why we made plenty of use of her. This was her first hurdles win and I would hope there is a bit more to come when she steps up a bit in distance,” Greatrex told the Racing Post.

Carnspindle was bred by Pat O’Rourke.