The Glancing Queen earns second Listed win at Warwick

Alan King-trained The Glancing Queen underlined her class with a second successive Listed win when landing the Actioncoach Invest In The Best Lady Godiva Mares’ Novices’ Chase at Warwick on Thursday.

Having begun her chasing career in style with a Listed win at Bangor last month, the Tom Cannon-ridden seven-year-old had to shoulder a 5lb penalty on Thursday.

However, travelling strongly throughout, she jumped impeccably on route to an impressive success, having more than seven lengths to spare over runner-up Barbados Blue.

King's mare took over jumping the second fence from home before powering clear.

"Her jumping was very good. Tom said even when she is in tight she is very quick and away from them," said King.

"It was always going to suit her stepping back up to two and a half as the extended two mile one at Bangor last time was sharp enough for her and I thought she would travel easier over this trip.

"She is just a grand mare. I'd have been very disappointed if she hadn't won today even with the penalty."

Although immediate plans for The Glancing Queen remain fluid, she was introduced at 14-1 for the Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival by the race sponsors.

King added: "I've not really looked beyond today. There is another one the week after, but that is too soon.

"We will work back from Cheltenham now and it is ideal that we have that mares' chase to aim at now.

"We will give her one or two more runs before then, though."

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