May 2009: Get ready for the new Flat Season with Annabel Shaw, as she selects ‘Five To Follow’ from her ‘stable’

The First Classic of The Season

£50 in a variety of colours

Selecting the first classic winner of the season is always a difficult task, but in the Palenza Annabel thinks she has picked it for you. This is an ideal item for any day at the races, lots of style but also lots of space for those essential bits and pieces, and hopefully for all those winnings!

The Warm Favourite

£25 in fabulous colours to enhance any outfit

The early days of the flat season stood on Town Moor at Doncaster can be a little chilly to say the least. So before those long hot days of Summer hopefully arrive, Annabel recommends this gorgeous Cashmere scarf with fur pom-poms to keep out the cold on those early Spring afternoons.

Pricewise selection

£30 in a variety of colours

A day at the races is made all the better by a winning Pricewise selection in the Racing Post, and Annabel is no different and thinks the Piazza is a real winner if you are a ‘price wise’ racegoer. At only £30 this fabulously stylish Italian leather messenger bag is a must.  

Market Leader

£50 in various colours 

Following the market is often the best way on a day at the races and picking up what the shrewdies are doing can be very profitable. Fashions are no different and with the Napoli, Annabel has her best-selling line which her customers can’t get enough of. A fabulous reversible bag which is both functional and stylish. You won’t just be following the crowd, you’ll be at the front! 

Promising Newcomer

£50, available in other colours later in the season 

Picking out a likely ‘good one’ for the future is part of the enjoyment of seeing the horses in action. As 2009 rolls into action, Annabel thinks the Medici is a future winner just ‘waiting to happen’ this season. A tan patent crocodile patterned leather bag, stylish and practical it’s bound to see you in the winners enclosure in the fashion stakes. 

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Allison Graham

Allison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), there's a lot more to learn...

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