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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

Thursday night at Cambridge

Race 2: Commander Lincoln
6.06pm

“I thought he went quite well last time and he’s a chance of getting some of it. Andrew knows the horse well and, while he’s no champion, he tries hard.”

Race 6: Obadiah Dragon
7.46pm

“I can’t fault how he’s racing and he’s been unlucky several times at Cambridge. Yes, the others are higher graded than him but none of them are stars and most of the time at Cambridge the ones who get the good trips win. From the good draw, absolutely he can win. I wouldn’t like to be laying him.”

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