Fern owl

(Zool.) The European goatsucker.
The short-eared owl.

See also: Fern, Fern

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Topspeed Dave Edwards Fern Owl (7.10 Kempton) Favourite when narrowly beaten in second in a tactical race over course and distance last month and can go one better.
KEMPTON: 4.40 Lutine Charlie, 5.10 Rivers Run, 5.40 Fern Owl, 6.10 Go On Go On Go On, 6.40 Sky Ferry, 7.10 Dreaming Again, 7.40 Star Pursuits, 8.10 Cartographic.
The result has been four wins and two seconds with Tangramm, who reversed recent form with Fern Owl to land the 1m4f handicap.
Fern Owl was sent off favourite to beat him as he did at Wolverhampton and Betfair punters thought it was all over as Robert Winston had to get at Tangramm off the home bend and his mount went out to 17-1 (to PS100) on the exchange.
He runs in the 1.00 VVFERN Owl appears to be reaching his peak 5.40 Kempton Described in May last year as a big, heavy horse who has been given plenty of time by trainer Hughie Morrison, Fern Owl has made gradual progress in eight starts but his four highest all-weather RPRs have come on his last four runs and it appears he is reaching his physical peak.