Oliver says it with Flowers

Filly could chase British honours

Last Updated: 26/09/11 3:22pm

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Andrew Oliver is considering the possibility of heading to England with Flowers Of Spring following her victory at Gowran Park on Saturday.

Sporting blinkers for the first time, the four-year-old picked up Group Three honours under a fine ride from Chris Hayes.

Oliver is hopeful his filly can go on to secure further Pattern-race honours before the end of the season.

"She's come out of the race well and we were obviously delighted with her performance," said Oliver.

"We put the blinkers on her but she had run in cheek-pieces before so it was just another graduation in that department.

"She's a filly we've always held in high regard and she has improved and progressed as we hoped she would.

"We always hoped she would be up to competing in stakes races at the end of the year and that has been the case.

"There are no other races at that level left for her in Ireland this year, just a couple of Listed races.

"We might have to think about crossing the water for something and we could supplement her as she's not in any of the big races.

"I'll talk to the owner and we'll go from there, but she's still a young filly and hopefully there is more to come."

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