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Queen makes it two from two over fences

Queen Jane and Rachael Blackmore (nearest)Queen Jane and Rachael Blackmore (nearest)
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The Henry de Bromhead-trained Queen Jane made it two from two over fences with a convincing success in the novice handicap chase at Limerick.

Having scored on her chase debut at Clonmel last month the Mahler mare went straight into handicap company and was a 3/1 shot to follow up.

Rachael Blackmore held her mount up in the two-mile-one contest before taking closer order three from home.

She tackled front-runner Battle Of Mirbat at the penultimate fence and a good jump at the last propelled her to a four-and-three-parts-of-a-length success.

"She is very intelligent and has really taken to jumping fences and has improved again from Clonmel the last day. She is a really nice mare, loves jumping and got into a lovely rhythm today,” said Blackmore.

"Every jockey would love to heading out in a beginners chase on one of Henry's - he does an incredible job. Her improvement has been massive over fences and hopefully she keeps going."

(Quotes by Tom Weekes)

About Gary Carson
Gary started out as a trainee/assistant journalist with the Sporting Life newspaper and has worked in the racing industry for over 25 years. He has been with the Press Association since 2013 and won the Irish Field Nap Table in 2016. He enjoys working with horses and trained his own horse, Mamaslittlestar, to win a point-to-point in 2019.