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folly, eye-catcher

A functionally useless structure, often a fake ruin, sometimes built in a landscaped park to highlight a view.
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THERE'S polytrack action in Dundalk tonight where Joseph O'Brien's onceraced Galileo filly Lovee Dovee, a real eye-catcher on her debut here when fourth to stablecompanion Altair, is napped to turn the tables on runner-up Paris Duvet in the opening fillies maiden.
I did buy a Custom Shop Super Carry Pro, another eye-catcher of a gun, and have been very happy with it.
For the gleaming new 16-seater proved a real eye-catcher among 900 pupils as soon as it was delivered.
Edwardian gentleman's residence An architectural eye-catcher Pages 4-5 Seven-bedroom heaven Significant remodelling creates superb accommodation Pages 6-7 Why not snap up a place in the sun?
This weeks eye-catcher is Oran Leader trained by Jimmy Wright keep an eye out for this runner when next on the card.
This week's winner is Felix Dowsett, of Corby, Northants, who says: "I planted hollyhocks over my old shed and transformed it from eyesore to eye-catcher!" For your chance to win pounds 25, send your Top Tip to People Gardening, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP.
The double row of blooms is simply stunning and a real eye-catcher for any room in the house.
The stunning rear-wheel-drive two-seater is a real eye-catcher with its huge doors which open upwards and outwards and is suitable for the road or the track.
Eye-catcher: Mukesh Pabari, of Pabari Opticians in Moseley which has installed the most advanced eye scanner in the country.
The Italian eye-catcher features a funky metal front spoiler and is powered by a high performance engine in the back.
The images of condensation drops represented on Cafe Fresco are a real eye-catcher in the refrigerated display case and raise the appetite for a cool coffee buzz.