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Flashy filly good for Guineas; RACING FROM YORK.

FLASHY WINGS is likely to head to Newmarket next month after justifying odds-on favouritism in the Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes at York.

The Group One Skybet Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on September 29 now beckons for the Mick Channon-trained filly, who hardened as favourite for the 1000 Guineas following her fourth win from as many starts.

Despite drifting in the market, the daughter of Zafonic (10-11) put up another smart display and was not overly stretched to hold gallant runner- up La Chunga by a length.

In the aftermath of this contest, comparisons inevitably flowed between the successful filly and Channon's two previous winners of the race - the ill-fated Bint Allayl and Queen's Logic, who was never able to fulfil her early promise due to a succession of setbacks.

Flashy Wings was following the precise path trod by both those fillies, having won the Queen Mary Stakes at the Royal meeting en-route to victory here.

The trainer said: "We always thought she was special and we had to make the decision whether to come here. But I don't like changing from what we've always done.

"I just felt because everyone thought she was the best, we had a gun to our heads much sooner than you would normally want. Because of the penalty system we were giving weight to everything else. I just think they ought to make this a Group One."


QUICK STEP: Flashy Wings (centre) runs away with the Lowther Stakes at York yesterday
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Aug 19, 2005
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