The Notebook: Time passes Test

Time Test flew the flag for the Notebook at Royal Ascot and his victory at 15/8 in the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes was arguably the performance of the week.
He’s been raised 13lb to a rating of 116 following the win but considering the manner of … …

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Karpino King George plans on hold

Trainer Andreas Wohler had to scratch his unbeaten son of Cape Cross from attempting to complete a Classic double this weekend after he sustained an injury on Monday morning.
Wohler believes it is not a serious setback, but it is too early to predict when he … …

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Young gun set for Ponte glory

MUSSELBURGH: 6.15 Jan Smuts, 6.45 Welford, 7.15 Lacerta, 7.45 Lolamotion, 8.15 Go Go Green, 8.45 True Pleasure, 9.15 Our Time Will Come.
PONTEFRACT: 2.30 Estibdaad, 3.00 YOUNG JOHN (NAP), 3.30 Another Royal, 4.00 Gran Canaria Queen, 4.30 Racing Knight, 5.00 Alhella, 5.30 Water Thief.
WINDSOR: 6.00 Dancing … …

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Diamonds Sparkles For Obrien

The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly made all under Seamie Heffernan and just held the challenge of the Qipco 1000 Guineas winner to claim the Group One spoils.
Diamondsandrubies (8-1) was reversing Investec Oaks form with Legatissimo, having finished two places behind that filly at Epsom when fourth … …

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Kempton report sell out for Saturday’s meeting

Kempton have confirmed Saturday’s BetBright Chase Day has sold out following a free tickets promotion.

The racecourse and Racing UK specifically targeted the local community with the giveaway and they have all been quickly snapped up although there are a few limited hospitality options still available.
Phil … …

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Keep it simple with Elegance

Ashley Iveson has a tip for every race on Monday and he makes Simple Elegance his nap selection at Lingfield.
Charlie Appleby has begun 2015 in rip-roaring form and looks to have found Simple Elegance a gilt-edged opportunity to get off the mark at Wolverhampton.
The Godolphin … …

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Lingfield goes ahead

This afternoon’s meeting at Lingfield goes ahead after the track passed a morning inspection.
Clerk of the course Edward Arkell had planned to check conditions at 8am, but he was able to give the go-ahead earlier than planned after the areas of waterlogging improved overnight.
He said: … …

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Linfoot: Express delivery

Ben Linfoot bids to follow up his 25/1 winner in the Betfair Hurdle as he seeks out the value from Ascot and Haydock on Saturday.
The Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase has been a fine pointer towards the Ryanair Chase in recent years, but the one … …

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Balder can taste success

The Betfair Ascot Chase spearheads Saturday’s action at the Berkshire venue and it’s a tightly-knit Grade One contest that should tell us plenty.
The first glaringly obvious observation to make is that the name of R Walsh sits on the racecard next to Ballycasey’s name.
Given that … …

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King mulling Grey options

Neil King will consider skipping the Cheltenham Festival with his exciting novice hurdler Zeroeshadesofgrey and instead aim towards Punchestown later in the spring.
The dual bumper winner made a flying start to his jumping career with bloodless back-to-back victories at Uttoxeter, before completing a hat-trick at … …

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Coneygree rated a better novice

THE BHA’s chief handicapper Phil Smith on Tuesday described Coneygree as “better than Denman” at this stage of his career, following his impressive success in the race that bears the name of Paul Nicholls’ great chaser at Newbury on Saturday.
Smith has allocated Coneygree a new official … …

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Willie Mullins waits on Ascot decision

Willie Mullins will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to let Champagne Fever or Ballycasey contest Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase.
The Rich Ricci-owned pair feature among seven entries for this weekend’s Grade One feature in Berkshire after the race was reopened and both … …

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The Notebook: Time passes Test

Time Test flew the flag for the Notebook at Royal Ascot and his victory at 15/8 in the Group 3 Tercentenary Stakes was arguably the performance of the week.
He’s been raised 13lb to a rating of 116 following the win but considering the manner of … …

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Record entry for Champion Chase

There are concerns about the well-being of the last two winners of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy, in what has become an increasingly open division.
That uncertainty may well have played a part in a modern day record of … …

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Carli can be National King

Carli King can claim the North Yorkshire Grand National at Catterick on Thursday, says Anita Chambers. She has a tip for every race.

CATTERICK: 12.40 Intense Tango, 1.10 Argent Knight, 1.40 Less Time, 2.10 Zaidiyn, 2.40 CARLI KING (NAP), 3.10 Fearless Tunes, 3.40 Verona Opera.
LEICESTER: 1.00 … …

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King George VI Chase: Silviniaco Conti defends Kempton title

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/horse-racing/30560181
Silviniaco Conti led from start to finish to complete back-to-back wins in the King George VI Chase at Kempton.
The 15-8 favourite travelled well throughout and jumped superbly to give trainer Paul Nicholls a record ninth win in the race.
Noel Fehily’s mount set the early … …

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Welsh National 2014: Emperor’s Choice wins at Chepstow

Emperor’s Choice denied Benvolio and Glenquest in a thrilling finish to win the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.
The seven-year-old looked to have given victory to Glenquest after an error in the home straight.
But the Irish challenger ran out of steam after a big leap at … …

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Cheltenham Gold Cup: Previous two winners among entry list

Former Cheltenham Gold Cup winners Lord Windermere and Bobs Worth have been named among 35 initial entries for this year’s race on 13 March.
Two-time King George VI Chase winner Silviniaco Conti is also included and will look to make it third-time lucky for the race.
The … …

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Grand National 2015: Double Seven out for season

Double Seven, who finished third when joint favourite in the 2014 Grand National for champion jockey AP McCoy, has been ruled out for the season.
Trainer Martin Brassil said the horse, an early favourite at 25-1 for this year’s 11 April race, had a setback.
“He’s out … …

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Taunton’s low sun problem latest ‘image-damaging’ event of 2014

Horse racing’s extraordinary prowess at making itself look silly has struck again.
It may be relatively infrequent, but when it does happen, my goodness things can look pretty ridiculous.
Obviously, most of the time, racing is a multi-million pound industry that provides jobs for thousands and enjoyment … …

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Road To Riches wins Lexus Chase at Leopardstown

Road To Riches struck late to win the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.
The 4-1 shot, trained by Noel Meade, got up near the line under jockey Bryan Cooper to beat On His Own (14-1) with Sam Winner (7-1) third.
The seven-year-old, owned by airline boss Michael O’Leary, … …

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Sprinter Sacre: Ascot run planned after Newbury workout

Former champion chaser Sprinter Sacre is set to return from more than a year out at Ascot next month after completing a workout at Newbury.
He has not raced since being diagnosed with a heart complaint after being pulled up at Kempton in December 2013.
The eight-year-old … …

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Hurricane Fly beats Jezki at Leopardstown in Ryanair Hurdle

Hurricane Fly extended his world record of Grade One victories to 21 by edging out Jezki to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.
The 5-6 favourite, ridden by Ruby Walsh for trainer Willie Mullins, just prevailed in the battle of the champion hurdlers.
Hurricane Fly won the … …

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Rock on Ruby powers to Cheltenham hurdle victory

Rock On Ruby held off favourite Vaniteux to seal victory in the Dornan Engineering Hurdle at Cheltenham.
The 2012 Champion Hurdle winner , a 7-2 chance, took the lead two fences out to win the two-and-a-half mile contest by two-and-a-half lengths.
Jockey Noel Fehily said: “He won … …

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