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Van Gogh can thrive in conditions to paint dozen for O’Brien

Sat, 22/05/2021 - 02:30
Few could have predicted that the first Classic of the Irish Flat season would be in such great danger after a deluge of rain in the past week with today’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (3.20) subject to an inspection at 7.30 this morning as parts of the Curragh are currently waterlogged and unfit for racing.
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Bolger to keep the flag flying for the older generation with Poetic Flare double

Fri, 21/05/2021 - 19:30
Nine horses have completed the English/Irish 2,000 Guineas double, the most recent being Churchill in 2017, and if you ask me, the 5/1 about Poetic Flare adding his name to the list offers punters a nice bit of value, provided the meeting survives an inspection this morning.
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Richard Fahey hoping to send Fev Rover for 1,000 Guineas despite complications

Thu, 20/05/2021 - 02:30
Fev Rover is likely to have a second tilt at Classic glory in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday.
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Monaasib has 88-year-old Kevin Prendergast dreaming of another Guineas fairy tale

Thu, 20/05/2021 - 02:30
There would be no more popular winner of Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas than Monaasib, as the evergreen Kevin Prendergast bids to land another famous Classic victory, at the ripe age of 88.
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Shane Foley primed for Irish 2,000 Guineas tilt aboard ‘relaxed’ Lucky Vega 

Wed, 19/05/2021 - 02:30
Shane Foley cannot wait to get the leg-up on English 2,000 Guineas third Lucky Vega when Jessica Harrington’s colt tackles the Irish equivalent at the Curragh this Saturday.
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‘Definition’ in fine tune for Epsom Derby tilt

Tue, 18/05/2021 - 02:30
High Definition is expected to “come forward” from his seasonal reappearance in last week’s Dante Stakes with all roads expected to lead towards the Epsom Derby for Aidan O’Brien’s charge.
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Logo Hunter lands a big prize for small-time trainer Browne

Mon, 17/05/2021 - 02:30
Bargain buy Logo Hunter continued his fine run of form by landing the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes at Naas for small-scale trainer Michael Browne.
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French outsider swoops to deny O’Brien Classic double

Mon, 17/05/2021 - 02:30
St Mark’s Basilica provided Aidan O’Brien with his fifth victory in the French 2,000 Guineas at Longchamp but the Ballydoyle supremo was denied a Classic double as Mother Earth had to settle for second in the 1,000 Guineas.
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Contarelli Chapel to put her Royal Ascot credentials to test

Sun, 16/05/2021 - 02:30
Contarelli Chapel bids to build on her impressive debut victory when she steps up to Group 3 company for the Coolmore Stud EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at Naas today.
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Dettori: ‘Palace Pier is one of the finest I’ve ridden’

Sun, 16/05/2021 - 02:30
Palace Pier may not be quite there yet, but he is nudging his way towards the head of the list of the best milers Frankie Dettori has ridden in his stellar career after landing the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury yesterday.
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O’Brien and Bolger eyeing famous Guineas double in France

Sat, 15/05/2021 - 02:30
There’s rarely a day during the Flat season where Aidan O’Brien’s name is out of the headlines and tomorrow threatens to be a particularly fruitful period for the Ballydoyle maestro.
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Logician to get back on track under Dettori

Sat, 15/05/2021 - 02:30
British Labour politician and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott once quipped that the only ‘Tory’ worth backing to win is Frankie Dettori.
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‘Hurricane’ prevails in Dante for Godolphin

Fri, 14/05/2021 - 02:30
Hurricane Lane will go to Epsom for the Cazoo Derby next month as the best chance ofan English-trained winner, after Charlie Appleby’s Godolphin colt beat Megallan, a French Derby candidate, by three-parts of a length in yesterday’s Dubai Dante Stakes at York.
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Snowfall upsets the odds to dominate Musidora for O’Brien

Thu, 13/05/2021 - 02:30
Snowfall led her rivals a merry dance to provide Aidan O’Brien with his first victory in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York yesterday.
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Fahey’s fine form continues as ‘Definition’ heads for Dante 

Wed, 12/05/2021 - 02:30
Peter Fahey has enjoyed a career-defining jumps season in recent months and his fine form transferred to the level with handicap victory for Soaring Monarch (5/1) spearheading a double for Kevin Manning at Roscommon yesterday.
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Jessica Harrington hit with hefty fine and two-week ban after breaching Covid protocols to attend Aintree Grand National

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 18:01
Leading trainer Jessica Harrington has been hit with a €3,500 fine and is prohibited from attending a racecourse for two weeks by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) after breaking Covid protocols to attend last month's Aintree Grand National.
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Bolshoi Ballet jumps to front of betting for Epsom Derby as Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore team up for four-timer at Leopardstown

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 02:30
Bolshoi Ballet leapt to the head of the Epsom Derby ante-post market with an impressive trial victory at Leopardstown yesterday – the highlight of a four-timer for Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.
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Samcro on a retrieval mission in Killarney after ‘sinus problem’ as connections eye tilt at Galway Plate

Mon, 10/05/2021 - 02:30
Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Samcro headlines a classy field in this evening’s An Riocht Chase at Killarney.
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Mac Swiney to edge epic duel with Bolshoi Ballet and continue Jim Bolger’s hot streak at Leopardstown

Sat, 08/05/2021 - 02:30
With  Mac Swiney and Bolshoi Ballet already in single figures for next month’s Epsom Derby betting, punters are in for the treat when the pair collide at Leopardstown tomorrow.
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Adayar can score for the home team and deny Aidan O’Brien in Lingfield Derby Trial

Sat, 08/05/2021 - 02:30
A lot has been written lately about the dominance of Irish-trained horses on both sides of the Irish Sea, and following the demolition job at Cheltenham, that supremacy continued on the flat last weekend with the first two British Classics going to Ireland.
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