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Elusive Pimpernel (Ryan Moore) wins the Craven Newmarket 15.04.2010

Elusive Pimpernel: his half-sister, Miss Topsy Turvy, got off the mark in a 1m2f handicap at Salisbury on Thursday

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Salisbury: Pimpernel half-sister off the mark

IT was a case of jobdone at Salisbury as Windflower Overseas Holdings' well-connected homebred Miss Topsy Turvy made a mockery of her opening handicap mark of 56 to take the opening 1m2f handicap.

The John Dunlop-trained daughter of Mr Greeley is the third winner from the first three foals out of the Sadler's Wells mare Cara Fantasy, also the dam of the high-class pair Elusive Pimpernel and Palavicini. The former, by Elusive Quality, was successful in last year's Craven Stakes while Palavicini, by Giant's Causeway, enjoyed his finest moment when taking the 2009 Strensall Stakes.

Miss Topsy Turvy is the product of a family which has served Windflower Overseas Holdings well as she descends from foundation mare Gay Fantasy, also the ancestress of Snow Fairy and Big Bad Bob.

Cara Fantasy has a two-year-old filly by Big Bad Bob named Better Be Mine, who is inbred 2x3 to Gay Fantasy, and a yearling filly by Invincible Spirit.





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