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fancy

in the name of canary breeds, refers to a special, cultivated show type of bird, rather than the ordinary type. In dog and cat circles, it refers to the entire following of breeders, owners and admirers.
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10 Redcar) Ended a blank spell when scoring over this trip at Newcastle on latest outing on turf, and even though he did not run up to that form on the all-weather on most recent start, is fancied to bounce back to form this time.
Landed a decent handicap at Ayr earlier in the week and, with only a small penalty, is fancied to follow up.
40 Perth) Useful in claiming company and, although disappointing when last seen out on the Flat, is fancied to bounce back.
10 Salisbury) Has been off since a battling win in a maiden at Haydock, but on a fair mark for handicap debut and fancied to follow up.
Dropped in grade and, with today's longer trip expected to be in his favour, is fancied to give another good account.
30 Thirsk) Goes well on the ground and is fancied to improve now stepped back up in trip.
05 Redcar) Overcame a tardy start to make a winning debut at Musselburgh earlier this month, and fancied to follow up.
25 Redcar) In-form mare from an in-form yard and, with the race likely to be run to suit, fancied to complete a four-timer.
45 Goodwood)Stable has had a quiet couple of weeks, but a revival is imminent and this three-year-old, recently gelded, is fancied to step up on a satisfactory comeback.
15 Newmarket)Hasn't grown much but is a tough and thorough professional who'll not go down without a fight and is fancied to make the frame.
10 Pontefract) Hasn't found winning easy in recent seasons, but ran a fine race on return to the turf at Doncaster last time and fancied to give another good account.
45 Beverley)Showed promise when third on his debut and, with that run under his belt and with this stiffer test of stamina expected to suit, is fancied to score.