Milan Paddock

Milan Mare Goes One Better Over Fences

Carrolls Milan (7m Milan - Native Crystal, by Be My Native) built on a promising start over fences to win the Mares’ Novices’ Chase at Uttoxeter on Saturday.

The Fergal O’Brien-trained mare previously completed a hat-trick over hurdles and transferred her talents to chasing in September, when finishing a close second at Perth. Stepping up to three miles at the weekend, she chased the leaders under Connor Brace and was ridden from three out. In front at the second last, she kept on well to win by two and three quarter lengths.

Carrolls Milan was bred by Edmond Coleman out of a half-sister to multiple Graded winner Saxophone.