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Deserved success for Manderley

Fourth in last month's QIPCO 1000 Guineas, Manderley appreciated a drop in grade to break her maiden tag at Nottingham.

Richard Hannon's filly, who is owned by Julie Wood, made a bold bid from the front as a 100-1 chance for the Newmarket Classic before fading in the final furlong.

Sent off the 1-3 favourite under Richard Hughes for the Caribbean Party Night Saturday 5th July Maiden Fillies' Stakes, she beat Pat Shanahan's Irish raider Maid Of The Glens by half a length.

"When she got to the bushes (at Newmarket) she was still there and others were off the bridle, and to carry on for fourth was brilliant," Wood told Racing UK.

"If you look at her last three runs she was improving all the time.

"We didn't enter in the early-closing races at Ascot as we didn't know what she was.

"We'll miss Ascot but we'll look at the calendar and place her. Hopefully she can go back up to black type level."