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Certify Returns With A Win

31st January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

Certify returned to the track yesterday after her ban from the sport to win the Group Two Cape Verdi at Meydan. The Godolphin-owned filly won the 2012 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket as a two-year old and was expected to be a key contender for the 1000 Guineas at the same course the following season. However, » Read More

La Estrella Close To History Following Win

16th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

La Estraella is now just one win away from matching the most number of all-weather victories in a horse’s career. After winning the 12.30 at Linfield earlier yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, January 15), the 11-year old gelding has now recorded 24 career successes on the surface. He is just one short of China Castle, who finished » Read More

No problem with Kingman despite rumour mill

15th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

Kingman, John Gosden’s high-class juvenile of last season, is in good health and on target to bid to justify his position as ante-post favourite for the Group 1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, despite recent rumours that he had met with a training setback, writes Elliot Slater. The unbeaten son of Invincible Spirit » Read More

Cue Card’s Route Becomes Clearer

10th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

Connections of Cue Card have ruled out a shot at Queen Mother Champion Chase once again at the Cheltenham Festival this year as the horse has not been given an entry in the 2m contest. Colin Tizzards’ runner is prominent in the markets for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Ryanair Chase, which he won in » Read More

Moonlight Cloud Calls It a Day

9th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

French mare Moonlight Cloud has retired from the sport at the age of six in which she has been one of the most successful female runners of the past couple of decades. Trained throughout her career by Freddy Head, she was victorious in six Group One races and has featured around the world against both » Read More

Betfred Classic Chase

9th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

Merlin’s Wish heads the bet365 betting for the Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick on Saturday in which there are 23 entries for this year’s contest. Despite being ante-post favourite for much of the week, trainer Martin Keighley has rated his chances of appearing in the Midlands as 50-50. The nine-year old also has an entry » Read More

Bobs Worth Among Gold Cup Entries

9th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

Bobs Worth have been confirmed as an entry in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup where he will be defending the crown he won last year. Nicky Henderson’s chaser is the 2/1 favourite with bet365 for the blue riband event at the Cheltenham Festival after his recent win in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. The nine-year » Read More

Tolworth Hurdle Preview

8th January, 2014 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

The Grade One Tolworth Hurdle has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday at Kempton. The £32,000 contest has attracted 11 entries when it was reopened yesterday. This year’s winner will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Milella Class and Captain Conan who scored in 2011 and 2012, respectively. After the card at » Read More

Keighley on Cloud Nine after Annacotty Kempton rout

31st December, 2013 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

First-time blinkers brought about massive improvement in the Martin Keighley-trained Annacotty who sprang a 12/1 surprise at Kempton Park on Boxing Day when storming to an impressive 10-length victory over Scotland’s previously unbeaten chaser Green Flag in the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase. Giving the popular handler his first ever success at the highest » Read More

New Champion Hurdle Favourite

17th December, 2013 - Posted by Elliot Slater - Comments Off

The New One has been installed as the 3/1 favourite with the bet365 racing betting for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after his latest victory at Prestbury Park. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ runner won the Grade One International Hurdle at the weekend where he gained revenge on Zarakandar for the defeat to him in the » Read More

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