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Publication date:
2022-04-22

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  • Flying start bodes well as optimism for season is high

    THERE is nothing better than a flying start and Eve Johnson Houghton did just that, winning the first race of the Flat turf season, the Brocklesby Stakes, with Chipotle. The trainer says: "I never have two-year-olds ready this early but he just kept doing all we asked and I thought why not? When he ...

  • Sleepy can show he's wide awake in the Fifth

    Newcastle...

  • 'There are some in the camp who think he'd have beaten Frankel'

    JUDDMONTE knows how to breed and produce world-class racehorses, it is something they have been doing to a ridiculously high degree of success for decades. Yet, almost quite staggeringly, two of their greatest horses came along within two years of each other....

  • Bin Suroor's Blue to shine again in his hat-trick quest

    Wednesday Morghom 3.15 Salisbury, 1m handicap Marcus Tregoning likes to target this contest having landed three of the last five runnings and the Hampshire handler can land the spoils again courtesy of Morghom....

  • Escobar can show his liking again for the Knavesmire

    Wednesday Cavendish 3.03 Yarmouth, 1m2f handicap Cavendish has yet to strike in five starts, but connections appear to have found a nice opening and the gelded son of Iffraaj can open his account at the sixth attempt....

  • Expanding yard has best-ever tally well within sights

    PLANS are afoot for big expansion at the Mosterton base of Anthony Honeyball, who is installing another 24 stables to bring the capacity to a healthy 60 by next season....

  • Lash leads way for stable enjoying best ever season

    BACK ON THE LASH'S cross country chase success earlier this month at Cheltenham highlighted what a marvellous campaign trainer Martin Keighley is enjoying with his string this term. Everything is going great and a personal best is definitely on the cards for the Condicote handler....

  • ONE IN A MILLION

    SPRINTER SACRE seemed like a oncein-a-generation phenomenon when he was dominating the two-mile chasing division around a decade ago, and indeed trainer Nicky Henderson described him as "a horse of a lifetime". Who, then, could have predicted that another great two-miler was lurking in a nearby box,...

  • Strength in depth bodes well for the rest of the season

    THERE can be few teams in the north that can rival the strength in depth of Karl Burke's Spigot Lodge team. Last season the Middleham-based handler secured his first century of winners and secured £1,327,000 in earnings. The trainer says: "It was great reaching the century, but the year Laurens...

  • The outsider who beat racing's elite

    A...

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