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Globe-trotting Tamarisk returns to Charlton.

Byline: Rodney Masters

AFTER more than two years in the US and Ireland, Tamarisk will return to his former box at Roger Charlton's stables at Beckhampton this afternoon.

Europe's champion three-year-old sprinter of 1998, whose wins included the Group 1 Stanley Leisure Sprint Cup at

Haydock, will be aimed at five- and six-furlong conditions races this season.

"I'm very excited to have him back," said Charlton, who has been campaigning for Tamarisk's return, following the sprinter's disappointing performances in the US for both D Wayne Lukas and Elliot Walden and an infertility problem at stud, where he got just half a dozen mares in foal.

Charlton added: "I've followed what has happened with interest and I've been chasing after him. I asked his American owner's agent if there would be any chance of the horse

returning to me in view of the difficulties experienced since he left at the end of his three-year-old career. A few days ago I was informed that he'll be back with us this week.

"I don't know what to expect and I'll start with a blank sheet of paper. We'll get him back to the old routine and the idea is to run in conditions races because he can get into some of them unpenalised."
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jan 16, 2001
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