Friar Tuck


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Friar Tuck

fat friar, jovial companion of Robin Hood. [Br. Legend: Benét, 371]
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Friar Tuck, the horse transformed by Tarbolton faith healer Helen Geddes, is likely to run his usual game race while, for me, Xanadu has place prospects at best.
Old favourites like Friar Tuck have been given the boot and Maid Marian has been transformed from damsel in distress to all-action tomboy who likes nothing better than a punch-up.
LINDA PERRATT will wait for confirmation of the going before deciding which of her five entries - Friar Tuck, Ho Leng, Xanadu, Shatin Venture and Get Stuck In - will run in the William Hill Great St Wilfrid Stakes at Ripon on Saturday.
45) at Ripon, and a betting race it looks too, with the favourite Friar Tuck very short at around the 3-1 mark.
Old favourites like Friar Tuck have also been given the boot and Maid Marian has been transformed from damsel in distress to all-action tomboy who likes nothing better than a punch-up.
And the jockey made most of the running to score from Emerging Market with Linda Perratt's Friar Tuck third.
Linda Perratt was full of praise for Tommy Cuthbert, who combines training horses with a job as blacksmith on Scottish courses, after watching Friar Tuck defy a penalty under apprentice Keith Dalgleish in the six-furlong handicap.
She has entered two outsiders for the pounds 52,000-added York contest in which she gained the biggest success of her training career with 33-1 shot Friar Tuck last year.
Trained by Eric Alston, the five-year-old ran a fine race when third to dead-heaters Friar Tuck and Boldly Goes at York two outings ago.
But it will be no cakewalk and Linda Perratt's recent York `dead-heater' Friar Tuck, hat-trick seeking Peacock Alley and yesterday's declaration, Peartree House, all hold chances.
4 THE latest TV version of Robin Hood omitting Friar Tuck because modern viewers won't relate to a fat, baldy drunk in funny clothes.
Older stable favourites, like Friar Tuck , Jacmar, and Philmist, will again be regulars at the Scottish tracks.