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Turbo Linn sister third on her bumper debut

LADY Counsellor, a sister to Turbo Linn, failed to make a winning debut in an all-weather bumper at Southwell despite being sent off at odds of 8/11.

The filly looked fit and well and traveled strongly, but could not match the winner, the Alflora mare Fairview Sue, who bounded clear in the straight for an easy win.

Alan Swinbank trains the filly and also handled the eight-time winner Turbo Linn. Their dam Linns Heir won three bumpers in her five-race career, and has produced four foals to race, the first of which was Ignotus, by Vitus.

Ignotus, also trained by Swinbank, won a Grade 2 hurdle at Kelso, but it was her second foal Turbo Linn who made the headlines.

A daughter of the unfamiliar stallion Turbo Speed, himself a former sprint handicapper by Be My Native, Turbo Linn won all of her five bumpers, and went on to complete a hat-trick in her first three runs on the Flat.

The second of her Flat wins was in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks, where she scored by an easy four lengths.

Linns Heir's other foal, again by Turbo Speed, is called Bishops Heir and he also was a bumper winner. Both Linns Heir and Turbo Linn were covered by Millkom last year.





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