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fancy

1. (of a domestic animal) bred for particular qualities
2. Lit the power to conceive and represent decorative and novel imagery, esp in poetry. Fancy was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than imagination
3. Music a composition for solo lute, keyboard, etc., current during the 16th and 17th centuries
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Scott, 27, fancied Tania while Ray, 25, said he had the hots for Nush Nowak.
Has not won since but today's track suits him well and, with the step back up to three miles expected to be in his favour, is fancied to go well again.
Dr Thong (1.50 Lingfield)Lost his way earlier in the year, but returned to form when thoroughly enjoying the switch to this surface last time and fancied to stage a repeat.
Supreme Breeze (1.50 Hexham)Showed progressive form earlier this year, and having come on for his reappearance at Carisle, is fancied to go well in this valuable event.
Tom Tun (2.25 Doncaster) Revels in testing ground and having run well last time, is fancied to take this event for the second time.
Supreme Destiny (3.50 Haydock, nap) Didn't show a great deal in bumpers, but bred to be much better suited by hurdling, and fancied to give a good account on jumps debut on first run for his in-form yard.
Has been running creditably over seven furlongs recently, but all his wins have been at today's trip and, back on a decent mark, is fancied to win his second race of the season.
Steps up in grade, but fancied to follow up for the in-form Mark Johnston team.
Goes well at Hexham, and fancied to return to form on ground that will suit.
Kirkby's Treasure (3.35 Musselburgh, nap) Goes well on the track and, having dropped back to a decent mark and been in good form recently, is fancied to go well again.
H Jubilee Street a 4-1 winning nap yesterdayH George's Flyer (3.05 Redcar, nap) Returned from a break to finish third in a similar race over seven furlongs at York last time and, with today's extra furlong expected to suit, is fancied to get off the mark this time.