The Glancing Queen was a powerful winner of the Listed Yorton Stallions Mares’ Novices’ Chase for Alan King at Bangor-on-Dee.
The seven-year-old mare travelled strongly into rivalry behind the frontrunning Maskada, earlier than taking a slim lead between the ultimate two fences below Tom Cannon and pulling away after the final to win by slightly below two lengths.
Maskada stayed on doggedly to complete second, with Nigel Twiston-Davies’ skilled chaser Vienna Courtroom again in third.
The Glancing Queen handed a lift to some Cheltenham Competition kind, having completed better of the British runners within the Daybreak Run Mares’ Novice Hurdle when fifth in March behind Telmesomethinggirl.
She had additionally completed ten lengths behind Bravemansgame within the Challow Novices’ Hurdle at Newbury final season, in addition to ending second in a Listed hurdle at Exeter behind Wilde About Oscar.
Talking after the race, jockey Tom Cannon stated: “She is beautiful and he or she likes that floor with a little bit of lower. It is labored nicely as we went a pleasant gallop.
“She wore her coronary heart on her sleeve just a little bit early on and was having an excellent lower at her fences as a result of she is courageous and contemporary.
“It was her first time over fences so she did not need to contact them however as soon as she bought one or two out of the best way she bought into a pleasant rhythm.
“She’ll most likely get a bit additional as soon as she settles and I believe fences will deliver out one of the best of her.”
Fellow mare Snow Leopardess was a sport winner of the nhstallion.co.uk Handicap Chase for Aidan Coleman and Charlie Longsdon, proving too robust on the end for Brian Ellison’s Windsor Avenue to win by 4 lengths.
The nine-year-old mare completed a well-beaten fourth within the Nationwide Hunt Chase behind Galvin final season, having run an excellent race to complete second within the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby.
Jockey Aidan Coleman was delighted with the mare’s run after the race, saying: “She’s an ideal story. She’s had an harm and had a foal however now she’s again.
“Her leaping is outstanding and, bar the final, it was most likely pretty much as good a spherical of leaping as you will see. She’s a brilliant mare.”