Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Foxy Has Talent to Be Muddy Marvel

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Foxy Has Talent to Be Muddy Marvel

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FOXY MUSIC can make light work of top weight in the Sky Bet Supporting Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival Handicap at Catterick. Eric Alston has had a number of fine sprinters over the years, none more so than the mud-loving Reverence, the 2006 Sprint Cup and Nunthorpe winner.

And while Foxy Music has never got close to that exemplary level of form, he is a serious horse when the mud is flying.

Although studying the weather forecast is as precarious a pastime as backing racehorses, the chances of rain in North Yorkshire seem highly likely.

Enter stage right Foxy Music, whose trail-blazing tendencies have won him many friends on the northern circuit.

Indeed, his reputation was far from tarnished on his last start at Chester, when he got to within a length and threequarters of Duchess Dora, who has since won at Pontefract. That five-furlong affair was significantly fought out in a Roodee bog, so it was therefore of little surprise to see the son of Foxhound run so promisingly. …

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