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Min and Mullins' top two-milers will avoid monster Altior if at all possible

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 02:30
"The target is to avoid Altior, wherever he goes we'll go in the opposite direction," were the somewhat tongue-in-cheek words of Ruby Walsh following Min's smooth John Durkan Chase success at Punchestown yesterday which summed upped another informative weekend.
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Townend dazzles with Cork four-timer

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 02:30
Title-chasing Paul Townend was the star of the show at Cork with a brilliant 275/1 four-timer, which included the Grade Two Hilly Way Chase thanks to the impressive victory of Castlegrace Paddy.
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Altior produces his best to take Tingle thriller

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 18:30
Altior survived a heavy downpour and a determined Un De Sceaux to extend his winning streak to 15 in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown yesterday. Nicky Henderson's star was unproven on such testing ground and passed his toughest test to date.
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O'Connor renews his Edwulf link

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 18:30
On Tuesday night, Derek O'Connor was presented with a Horse Racing Ireland Award for the ride of the year, after guiding 'miracle horse' Edwulf to an unlikely victory in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last February.
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Watch: Willie Mullins' Min too strong for his rivals in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown

Sun, 09/12/2018 - 14:57
Min showed admirable battling qualities to make a winning return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at the Naas track.
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Watch: Altior remains unbeaten over obstacles after lowing Un De Sceaux's colours in Tingle Creek classic

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 16:05
Altior survived a heavy downpour and a determined Un De Sceaux to extended his winning streak to 15 in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.
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'Sceaux' hasn't lost fire ahead of tactical Tingle test

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 02:30
Tingle Creek was a Halley's Comet of a horse. He won five races in America, breaking the Belmont track record, before coming across the ocean and winning 23 races in seven seasons, never falling.
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Short-priced Altior can live up to the hype

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 02:30
Some older readers will remember the horse Tingle Creek, which died aged 30 in the mid 1990s. I was reading through some old newspaper reports and watching a few videos of the chaser from the 1970s and he was a determined front-runner, known for his bold jumping displays.
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Balko can help Blackmore add another string to her bow with Grade One win while 'Field' can flourish

Sat, 08/12/2018 - 02:30
Grade one success has still managed to elude Rachael Blackmore despite her remarkable rise to the top and she'll be out to put that right aboard Balko Des Flos in tomorrow's John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown.
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Jacob: Any of the four could win Tingle Creek

Fri, 07/12/2018 - 02:30
Rarely has a four-runner race attracted as much intrigue as tomorrow's Betfair Tingle Creek, and Daryl Jacob sees no reason why the mighty Altior cannot be dethroned in the race of the season thus far.
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Un De Sceaux set for showdown with Altior

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 02:30
Un De Sceaux and Altior look set for a tantalising showdown in Saturday's Tingle Creek at Sandown with Willie Mullins expected to confirm the evergreen 10-year-old for the prestigious Grade One.
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Legendary jockey Lester in 'good shape' in hospital

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 02:30
Legendary former jockey Lester Piggott is reported to be in "good shape" as he remains in hospital undergoing tests.
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'Percy' ready to test Gold Cup credentials in Durkan return

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 02:30
Presenting Percy is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.
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Presenting Percy tops 19 contenders for the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown this weekend

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 13:22
Presenting Percy is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.
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Elliott eyes Mullins' crown as bandwagon rolls into Leopardstown

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott is not one to stand still for long or twiddle his thumbs - as every journalist seeking a post-race quote knows only too well - and that's clear to see upon entering Cullentra House Stables.
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Popular Dempsey still defying the odds to make his mark

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 02:30
There was no racing history in Philip Dempsey's family growing up but not even a misbehaving ass which kept sending him into the neighbour's hedge as a child could quench his love for horses.
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Apple's so sweet for Elliott as wonder mare secures hat-trick

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:30
The song's name may not be apt but the lyrics "if you're gonna do it, do it right" from Wham's 1980's smash hit 'I'm Your Man' perfectly summed up the scintillating brilliance of Apple's Jade at Fairyhouse yesterday.
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Samcro staying over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:30
There will be no U-turn on the decision for Samcro to spend this season over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air when second in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, according to trainer Gordon Elliott.
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Discorama just might get Nolan back in the spotlight

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:30
He has seen too much to be comfortable with talk of a renaissance, but Paul Nolan is looking forward to having a Grade One runner again.
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Buveur D'Air towers over Samcro

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:30
Gordon Elliott was impressively succinct after seeing his hurdler Samcro routed by Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle yesterday. What does Samcro need if he is to find at least eight lengths on the winner in the Champion Hurdle in March? "A miracle," Elliott said, and he is probably right.
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