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Fancy Feet favours carnival duty
Fancy Feet favours carnival duty

Trainer Shane Quilty announced Ascot carnival plans for Fancy Feet after the mare recorded an upset win in today's $125,000 weight-for-age Strickland Stakes (2000m) at Belmont Park.

Her missions will be the $1m Railway Stakes (1600m) on November 22 and the $500,000 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) two weeks later.

Fancy Feet ($12), ridden by Brad Parnham, settled in fourth position today and fought on tenaciously to score by 3/4 length from the fast finishing Ranger ($2.50 favourite).

Bridgestone ($13) ran a close third after being seventh at the home turn.

The $1.1m stake-earner million stake-earner Grand Nirvana ($8), having his final start, faded to finish eighth.

Four-year-old Fancy Feet has won six races in a 22-start career.

The Ascot-based Quilty said Fancy Feet would soon be spelled.

"She'll have a maxium of one more race before taking a break," Quilty said. "Fancy Feet is still maturing and will be even better next time in.

"The mare should be at her best between 1600 and 2000 metres.

"I'll enter her for the Railway Stakes and Kingston Town Classic."

Parnham landed the first leg of a double when successful on Crown Lawyer ($6) in the Westspeed Handicap (1300m).

Crown Lawyer is trained by Parnham's father Neville, who predicts a bright future for the gelding.

Apprentices Ben Kennedy and Lucy Warwick also rode Belmont doubles today.

Kennedy opened the program with a narrow win on Rebel King ($1.95 favourite) in the Westspeed Nursery (1000m).

Front runner Rebel King beat Sheiel ($2.70) by a short half head.

The Adam Durrant-trained Tower Of Lonhro ($4.20) finishged brlliantly from 10th near the home turn for Kennedy in the Westspeed Nominations Closing July 18 Handicap (1600m).

Warwick won on Lucciola ($3.70 favourite), who ran on from fifth position in the Pink Ladies Day@Belmont Next Saturday Handicap (2200m). The grey, trained by Warwick's father Justin, shapes a $500,000 Perth Cup (2400m) hope next summer.

Lucy Warwick completed her double when scoring on the Deane Skipworth-trained Blacksmith ($12) in the Perth Racing VIP Package Handicap (1000m).

A training double was notched by Neville Parnham when Right Honourable ($10), ridden by Patrick Carbery, won the Perth Racing Christmas In July Handicap (1300m).

The West Australian

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