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Keane quickly puts a double on the board thanks to Maria at Gowran

Villa Maria and Colin KeaneVilla Maria and Colin Keane
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Division one of the BetVictor Bet #5 Get #30 Offer Handicap saw Colin Keane complete a double in race three at Gowran aboard Villa Maria

Keane was earlier on the mark for his boss Ger Lyons in the opening maiden through Basic Law's victory, and here he teamed up with Adrian Murray to partner Makfi filly Villa Maria.

On her first outing since November the successful four-year-old went off a far from ignored 6/1 chance, and she quickly wasn't for catching after taking over with more than quarter of a mile left to run. Youceeyouceecee chased home, at a distance of four lengths.

“She's strengthened up unbelievably from last year. She's a different filly altogether,” said Murray.

“She likes a bit of cut in the ground and she generally runs her best race when she's fresh.

“Where we go now depends on the ground. We'll see how she comes out of it.”

(GC & EM)