A top Darwin trainer only entered his mare in Saturday’s feature so she could run for the late Mel Tyndall. But a fairytale then eventuated.

DARWIN trainer Phil Cole only entered Exact Replica in Saturday’s $20,500 Melanie Tyndall Memorial (1000m) at Fannie Bay because he wanted a runner in the event named after his former jockey, the much-loved late Mel Tyndall.

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