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20 March 2017, 3:34 p.m.

Spell for exciting mare

Group One-winning Zabeel mare Lizzie L’Amour has been turned out.

She has gone to the spelling paddock in the wake of her career-best performance at Ellerslie to land the New Zealand Stakes.

“She’s a Group One weight-for-age winner and there’s not much else for her,” co-trainer Andrew Forsman said.

“The BMW will roll around too soon for her so she can have two months off before the spring. She’s still mentally a bit frail and any time we give her will help.”

Lammas guilty party

Cameron Lammas copped a lengthy ban at Trentham on Saturday after pleading guilty to a careless riding charge aboard Fashionably.

He has been suspended from March 25 to April 29 for his involvement in an incident in the Gr.1 New Zealand Oaks in which Rube Bridges fell and brought down Incantesimo.

Trainers to press on with talented filly

A break has been put on hold for the Group performer Storytime.

Trainers Evan and J.J Rayner had thought about spelling the Savabeel filly before she changed their minds on Friday.

“She won a jump-out by seven lengths so we’ll look for something for her,” Evan Rayner said.

Storytime finished runner-up in the Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic on Boxing Day and she was also third in the Listed Oaks Prelude at New Plymouth.