Trainer Ray Green with Spice It Up who has been retired because of tying-up problems. PHOTO: Trish Dunell.

Three two-year-olds off to Perth and Spice It Up off to the broodmare paddock

Improving two-year-olds Louie LeBeau and Pasquale will join Arden’s Horizon when he flies to Perth in a package deal completed by Lincoln Farms.

All three lightly raced pacers will do their future racing from the leading stable of Gary Hall sen.

Louie LeBeau, who has undergone a recent wind operation, and Pasquale who has recovered from a foot abscess and been gelded, did not win in a handful for starts here but are showing promise and trainer Ray Green expects them to perform well in Western Australia.

The decision has also been made to call it quits with speedy filly Spice It Up whose brief career was dogged by tying up problems.

The Captaintreacherous filly won the second of her only three starts at Auckland in July, delighting Napier part-owners Rod and Sue Fleming who stayed loyal to her, but despite numerous feed and training regimes she failed to respond sufficiently.

Spice It Up will be served by popular Woodlands Stud sire American Ideal.

The farewells will see only eight Lincoln Farms-owned rising three-year-olds left in the stable but Green has 10 rising two-year-olds on the books who will soon be offered in partnerships.

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Ray Green

Ray’s comments

Friday night at Auckland

Race 2: Frisco Bay

“He obviously needed the run last week. He pulled his way round the field and sat outside the leader but he couldn’t cop a run like that first-up and got tired. The ability is there, whether he’s fit enough or not we’ll find out. But I expect him to go well, the three draw is much better than last week.”

Race 2: Lenny Lincoln

“He’ll probably need a race but he’s capable of running a slot. He’s unlucky not to have won a race, all three of his seconds were good. He’s got a bit better with each of his trials this time in and he got home well last Saturday, after coming widest on the turn.”

Race 3: Obadiah Dragon

“The way the race was run at Cambridge last week, his effort wasn’t bad at all. Moni (Monika Ranger) said he felt strong and, if he’d been a few slots closer, he would have been right in it. He’ll be improved for the run.”

Race 3: Leo Lincoln

“He’s very consistent - he’s only missed a couple of cheques. But he’s another just coming back and should improve with the run.”

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