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Ollie Looking For Flying Artie Redemption

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

Champion jockey Damien Oliver says he is looking forward to redeeming himself aboard Flying Artie when the star colt resumes in the weight-for-age Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on 18 February. Suspension cost Oliver the ride on the Mick Price-trained colt when he won the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in the spring with fellow hoop Hugh Bowman the beneficiary. "I've been doing a lot of work with him recently. He's come back really well," Oliver told Racing.com. "He's on target for the first-up assignment in the Lightning Stakes. He's furnished out into a really nice three-year-old. I am [keen for redemption], really looking forward to teaming back up with him," Oliver added: "I think the Coolmore Stud Stakes was a top-quality race with a lot of high-class three-year-olds in it, so we're really looking forward to seeing how he comes back this autumn." Flying Artie, a winner of 3 of his 6 starts, was crowned the World's Best 3YO Sprinter at last week's Longines World's Best Racehorse ceremony in London with an international rating of 120.

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Flying Artie (image: Mark Gatt)
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