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14/5/2019 Fresh Booker ready for Goodwood

Connections of Group 1-winning filly Booker (Written Tycoon) have given the four-year old some time to recover after her last start disappointment in the Newmarket Handicap (Gr 1, 1200m) and are hoping to see the benefits of that decision upon her return in The Goodwood (Gr 1, 1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. "She pulled up a bit crook after the Newmarket," co-trainer Matthew Ellerton said. "She had a bit of a temperature so she had some time off in the paddock on the grass. She's had a couple of jump-outs at Flemington to make sure she's in good shape and she looks like she is. But I don't know if she's where she was before the Oakleigh Plate. We're hopeful that she is, hopeful not confident.”