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Levy Board Warwick Mares' Hurdle (Listed) 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066 5th £536 6th £268
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 4m 43.40s
  • Off time: 12:10:33
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  • Last Updated: January 12 2014, 10:28 GMT

Willie Mullins' first ever runner at Warwick, Glens Melody, won the Levy Board Warwick Mares' Hurdle on Saturday.

Glens Melody (right) gets the better of Mischievous Milly
Glens Melody (right) gets the better of Mischievous Milly

The listed race was a bonus for the track having being rescheduled from last week's lost meeting at Sandown, and it went the way of the well-backed 7/4 favourite.

Held up just off the pace and out wide by David Casey, the six-year-old went to the lead jumping the second last when the long-time prominent Flementime made an error that ended her challenge.

Oliver Sherwood's Mischievous Milly (4/1) emerged as the main threat and Glens Melody edged right jumping the last causing mild interference to the runner-up.

The winning distance was three quarters of a length in the end, with Harry Fry's Hidden Identity just a neck further away in third.

Casey said: "She's a real good traveller and she stays well, she's a grade one winner and a good filly.

"It was a brave decision to keep her in training but they've been rewarded with a nice victory today."

Sky Bet left the winner unchanged at 16/1 for the OLBG David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Stablemate Quevega remains the evens favourite.

Mullins told At The Races: "The key to her is the ground as she does appreciate some cut and I'll look to get her out again somewhere before it starts to dry up."

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