Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Passion Fruit Ready to Taste Success; Racing in Association with Pagebet

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Passion Fruit Ready to Taste Success; Racing in Association with Pagebet

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Byline: Saraband

PASSION Fruit is not the most straightforward of animals but should give a good account of herself in the Moss Properties Fillies' Handicap at Doncaster.

Chris Fairhurst's mare has needed her first few runs of the season but her rating has dropped accordingly. Also she was placed in a Listed race last season and can win this if putting her best foot forward today.

Richard Hannon's Isle Of Capri should improve on what she has shown so far on her first foray into handicaps in the Rutland hotel-Sheffield.com Handicap.

Andrew Balding has his string in fine fettle and Brave Bugsy can give him another winner in the Sol Bring On Sunshine Handicap at Bath.

The selection was a game winner over course and distance in May in an amateur riders' event but the handicapper took a harsh view of that and raised him 6lb for a neck winning margin.

A mark of 60 proved beyond him in a much better race than this at Pontefract last time but he has been dropped 2lb on the back of that run and has the assistance of the talented 7lb claimer David Probert in the plate. …

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