acicula


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acicula

[ə′sik·yə·lə]
(botany)
A needle-shaped part, for example, of a plant or crystal.
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Acicula, a modest fifth to Wannabe Grand in a Listed sprint at Pontefract last time, is joined by the Karl Burke-trained Pas de Memoires, successful on the all-weather at Wolverhampton and Lingfield.
If my arm was twisted I'd just come out in favour of Acicula, because she ran a big race from what turned out to be a poor draw at Lingfield last Saturday and is a bigger price than the other two.
Bon Ami had an impossible draw at Lingfield, finishing over two lengths behind Acicula in eighth.
She has every chance with Acicula on lines of form through Midhish Two, admittedly on extremes of going.
Acicula has reportedly been pleasing in recent work and her game win from Mayaro Bay in a Newmarket nursery shows this sort of test holds no fears.
Mark Johnston landed the six-furlong nursery in fine style with Acicula in the hands of Gary Carter, who carried the colours of BHB chairman Peter Savill.
But, I also fancy the tough topweight Acicula, who represents the in- form Mark Johnston, Alastair Smellie, who has proven form in classy nurseries, and Mayaro Bay.
The Wolfhound colt made a favourable impression when beating Acicula by three lengths at Haydock on his debut seemed to be outpaced when sixth to Two Clubs at Yarmouth next time out.
Transylania, one of John Dunlop's first ever Mussselburgh runners, stormed home in the one-mile classified stakes to complete a double for Gary Carter, successful earlier on Acicula.