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Violin Davis

Harry Fry enjoyed a red-letter day when Opening Batsman won the Racing Plus Chase on Saturday and Violin Davis kept up the good work with a bloodless success at Plumpton.

Lining up in the EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Chase, the former Grade Two hurdles winner kept her momentum going over the larger obstacles with a comfortable 19-length verdict to make it a hat-trick.

Previous wins at Newbury and Bangor saw Violin Davis sent off the 1-3 favourite and she barely missed a fence, pulling clear three out to coast home from Annimation.

Winning rider Noel Fehily said: "She did what we expected her to do. She just popped away there and she's done it nicely. She enjoyed the better ground there. She got a bit close (to one), but on the whole she jumped very well.

"The mares' final (EBF/TBA Mares' Novices' Chase, March 23) at Newbury is probably her target and it's been her target all along. She's done nothing wrong so far so, touch wood, she goes there in good shape now."

Leviathan was perhaps a fortunate winner of the opening attheraces.com Exclusive Barry Geraghty Blog Maiden Hurdle to initiate a double for trainer Venetia Williams.

Little Dutch Girl looked set to throw down a real challenge to the front-running 9-4 favourite, only for Ourmanmassini to drift across the track, taking Little Dutch Girl and Shuh Shuh Gah with him. Leviathan rapped the last, but Aidan Coleman sat tight for a length-and-a-half win over the rallying Little Dutch Girl.

Williams told At The Races: "I'm particularly pleased about this horse. I bought him at the sales very cheaply in November. Harry Ansell, who is a good friend of mine, and his wife Miriam took him on about a week after I bought him. It's the first time he's had a winner and those colours were his grandfather's."

Jupiter Rex (10-11 favourite) completed the brace as he claimed the Windsor Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase in the hands of William Biddick. He was left in front when Global Warming crashed out at the second-last fence, cruising home by two and a half lengths from Massini Sunset.

The Evan Williams-trained Tornado In Milan (7-4 favourite) has responded favourably to the application of a hood and was thoroughly impressive in winning the attheraces.com On Your iPad Handicap Hurdle, seeing off Engai by five lengths in the hands of Paul Moloney.

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