Formal Fashion finds her rightful place with equipment change

Observer writer

Friday, April 26, 2019

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AFTER a dismal run by Formal Fashion in the recent 1000 Guineas (fillies), finishing in ninth position by 14 lengths, trainer Patrick Lynch wasted no time to find the right remedy for his chestnut filly.

Formal Fashion, running with a change in racing equipment as the blinkers were fitted for the first time, produced a bold front display to defeat rivals by 3 lengths in a maiden special weight event over 6 furlongs (1,300m).

“Good. The performance was good by Formal Fashion to get home here. She is also a very nicely bred horse and so it is left to be seen what she's made of,” Lynch said.

When asked about her participation in the upcoming Rum Fire Jamaica Oaks, Lynch said: “Well, at the moment, I doubt it but anything can happen with time.”

Ridden by Reyan Lewis, Formal Fashion shot to the front and held the lead over Will To Live (Aaron Chatrie) but as soon as the runners began to stretch out, Formal Fashion increased her lead ahead of Mystic Mama (Daniel Satchell), Super Mia (Christopher Mamdeen) and Cryptocurrency (Ian Spencer) leaving the five furlong (1,000m) point in the race.

Coming into the lane, for a fleeting moment it appeared as if Cryptocurrency would find more to get by the leader but Formal Fashion was having none of it and chipped away for an easy win – her first in fourth starts.

Cryptocurrency held on well for second and Sure Cote (Phillip Parchment) came on for third place. After setting splits of 23.3, 47.3 and 1:13.1, the final time for 6 furlongs was recorded at 1:21.2.

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