sapphirine


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sapphirine

[′saf·ə‚rēn]
(mineralogy)
(MgFe)15(Al,Fe)34Si7O80 A green or pale-blue mineral composed of silicate and oxide of magnesium, iron, and aluminum; usually occurs in granular form.
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(1999) Khmaralite, a new beryllium-bearing mineral related to sapphirine: A superstructure resulting from partial ordering of Be, A1, and Si on tetrahedral sites.
Pick of the supporting races is the 8.19 over 685m in which SAPPHIRINE can advertise last week's Betfair Prestige final form by beating a decent field including Kent St Leger winner Lottes Girl and Wimbledon St Leger finalist Razzmatazz.
Golden Jacket Ladbrokes: 5 Odell Faith, 6 Blue Bee, 10 Mercury Rose, Saveourstow Lass, 12 Capel Yankee, Lottes Girl, Midway Skipper, Minnies Penske, 14 Ayamzagirl, Bower Surfer, 16 Blonde Fletch, Bridge Diamond, Glenard Rocket, Mercury Peter, 20 Bodell Clare, Bubbly Blues, Directors Spur, Group Skater, Killishin Masai, Kinda Easy, Lulus Miracle, Melodys Comet, Sapphirine, Slick Sapphire, U Make Me Smile, 25 bar (e-w 1/4 1,2,3,4).
Sapphirine is a game sort when given racing room and shouldn't be disgraced in a clean-run race.
Prestige Betfair: 7-4 Blue Bee, 10-3 He Went Whoosh, 9-2 Saveourstow Lass, 17-2 Farley Zach, 12-1 Hovex Brandy, 14-1 Sapphirine.
Golden Jacket Ladbrokes: 6 Odell Faith, Saveourstow Lass, 10 Blue Bee, Lottes Girl, Mercury Rose, 12 Ayamzagirl, Capel Yankee, Midway Skipper, 14 Bower Surfer, Minnies Penske, 16 Blonde Fletch, Bridge Diamond, Droopys Bianca, Ministry Magpie, 20 Bubbly Blue, Bodell Clare, Centurion Enry, Directors Spur, Group Skater, Hovex Brandy, Lulus Miracle, Melodys Comet, Sapphirine, Slick Sapphire, U Make Me Smile, 25 bar (e/w 1/4 1,2,3,4, others on request).
She drew well clear from the third bend and ultimately scored by over seven lengths from Sapphirine in 39.75sec (-60), best of the night.
She shrugged off early challenger Afan Hawk by the third bend and drew further and further away, coming home more than seven lengths to the good of a staying-on Sapphirine in 39.75sec.