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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Five fancies as a snap general election is called

Nigel Farage: will he seek election to parliament?
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The repercussions for racing of Tuesday's announcement that there will be a snap general election on June 8 remain to be seen. That's for further down the line.

For the here and now, for coincidence backers looking for a little bit of capital gain from the big news, here's a suggested coincidence Canadian for this afternoon and evening...!

Competent (2.10 Southwell)
Expect to see this (or, more likely, its opposite) bandied about liberally between now and June 8.

Bargy Lady (4.10 Fairyhouse)
To get the snap election she wants, Theresa May will tear up an act of parliament drawn up by her predecessor David Cameron. She might also be looking for Ah Littleluck in the same race.

Independence Day (5.05 Newmarket)
Nigel Farage's declaration on June 24 last year. Soon-to-be-unemployed MEP Farage will surely attempt to make it eighth time lucky to get into parliament in seven weeks' time.

Ascendant (5.25 Southwell)
The markets suggest the election will be a coronation for May, as she ascends from PM by default to elected leader.

Galactic Power (7.30 Ludlow)
What the hard sell of Brexiteers will claim a future UK could be. They will also have an eye on Grams And Ounces in this race, no doubt.

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Soon-to-be-unemployed MEP Farage will surely attempt to make it eighth time lucky to get into Parliament
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