Meryl Claims G3 Race At First Valley Run

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Champion has shaken off the effects of a severely bruised left shin to guide to a stakes race win at .

The Sydney visitor claimed the Group Three Scarborough Stakes (1200m) on Friday night after Oliver made a winning move on the home turn.

Oliver injured his leg in a barrier mishap on Wednesday and spent Thursday at the beach wading in salt water to reduce the swelling.

“It's still a bit bruised but there's no point rolling over,” he said.

Trainer Lee Curtis said he plans to keep Meryl in Melbourne for the remainder of the spring .

“There's another fillies race at in two weeks and then there's a stakes race at on Oaks day,” Curtis said.

“We're down here with who's been so good to us but we'll work it out after her next start.”

It was a second Group Three win for the filly who claimed the at at the end of last year.

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