Red empress

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(Zool.) a butterfly. See Tortoise shell.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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RED EMPRESS can gain revenge over Metronome in the Sha Tin Handicap (2.15) at Ascot today, writes Tony Elves.
Red Empress is 2lb better off with that rival on this occasion, and is confidently expected to turn the tables.
I liked the way Metronome (2.15) did the job at Leicester earlier this month and I fancy her to take care of runner-up Red Empress again.
He did the job very nicely on his debut at Newbury last month when leading a furlong out to beat Red Empress by one and a quarter lengths.
A victory for my horse would be _ a big boost for the chances of Red Empress (4.45) in the concluding Cecil Boyd Rochfort Maiden Stakes.
Running in the Thoroughbred Corporation colours, carried to success by Royal Anthem in this race two years ago, Subtle Power stayed on well to deny Red Empress by one and a quarter lengths and may find himself heading for Doncaster in September.
Metronome carried Lord Hartington's well-known straw colours to a three- quarters of a length success over Red Empress in the mile-and-a-half handicap.
LEICESTER: 2.05 Prince Omid, 3.10 Yeast, 3.45 Red Empress, 4.55 Water Babe.
The beautifully-bred Red Empress strolled home to take the 12-furlong race by six lengths, but stablemate Rainbow Hill had to work harder to beat Woodland River by a neck in the mile event.
RIPON: 7.55 Aljawf, 8.25 Another Time, 8.55 Red Empress, 9.25 Rainbow Hill.
The Thoroughbred Corporation-owned colt had been working with some of Henry Cecil's better-class three-year-olds before his debut at Newbury last month, and put in a performance that augured very well for his future when running on strongly to score by a length and a quarter from Red Empress.
Subtle Power, who beat the well-related Cheveley Park Stud filly Red Empress by a length and a quarter, cost Ir360,000gns and is owned by The Thoroughbred Corporation, who won the corresponding race two years ago with the top-class Royal Anthem.