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Part owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess.
Camera IconPart owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess. Credit: Laurie Benson

Foxy Princess will be racing to put three in a row for small-scale Albany trainer Annette Crump when contesting the Hygain Feeding Champions Handicap (1230m) at Percy Spencer Racecourse tomorrow.

The rising five-year-old mare has won two in a row at Mt Barker and Albany last month for Crump, after running fourth when resuming from a spell.

Formerly trained by Simon Foster, Foxy Princess won on debut and then finished seventh in the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate as a two-year-old. However, her only other race victories have come since joining the Crump stable through part-owner Ashleigh Woollett.

Foxy Princess has drawn well and Crump expects her again to be hard to hold out.

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“She hasn’t put a foot wrong since her last start, we are hopeful she can make it three in a row on Friday,” Crump said. “You can’t be too confident but we definitely hope she will be around the mark. She has gone down in weight since her last start to the minimum 54kg but has gone up in class.”

Part owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess.
Camera IconPart owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess. Credit: Laurie Benson

Jockey Jordan Turner will ride Foxy Princess, who has 54kg and jumps from barrier four in the field of 12 runners.

Crump said competing in local fillies and mares feature race the Golden Bracelet could be a target.

“We will see how she goes tomorrow, we could go elsewhere but we don’t like racing them in the heat,” she said. “At this stage we will aim to run her Boxing Day, then have a little break and come back for the Golden Bracelet.”

Crump paid credit to Woollett, her track rider, for getting the horse to where she is.

Part owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess.
Camera IconPart owner Ashleigh Woollett with the Annette Crump trained Foxy Princess. Credit: Laurie Benson

“Ashleigh has been the main driver behind this horse, she won first-up and then ran seventh in the Karrakatta,” she said. “She went up to Port Hedland and did no good so no one wanted her.

“She had 12 months off and Ashleigh has been so patient with her, doing massages and taking her to hack shows and she has been fantastic for the horse.”

Crump will also have Motorcar Motorcar line up in the Hygain Recuperate Handicap (1100m) carrying 54.5kg for Peter Knuckey while Poor Tweety will be out to break her maiden status in race 2 with Renee Forrest in the saddle.

The first race will jump at 12.46pm on the seven-race card.

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