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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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2 : imagine 1 <I fancied that I would have married him .
Scott, 27, fancied Tania while Ray, 25, said he had the hots for Nush Nowak.
33pm) fancied to come out on top courtesy of her rails slot.
Facing a stiffer task today, but jumped well that day and fancied to follow up.
20 Pontefract) Got off the mark for the year last time at York and is fancied to follow up.
Appreciated the step up to a mile last time, and fancied to go well again.
30 Redcar)Showed improved form when a clear second at Chester last time and fancied to go one better.
Facing a stiffer task with a penalty, but fancied to follow up.
50 Pontefract) Shaped well on debut at Catterick and fancied to get off the mark this time.
20 Musselburgh, nap) Shaped well after a break when fourth over seven furlongs at Carlisle on latest start, and, with today's step up to a mile expected to be in his favour, is fancied to go well in a low-grade event.
45 Yarmouth) Has been running well in claimers and, with his stable going well at present, is fancied to go well in this better-class event.
25 Wolverhampton, nap) Has been in good form on grass recently, but is effective on this surface, and as he comes into the race at the top of his form, is fancied to take advantage of his current good all-weather mark.