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Tinkler ready for Doncaster mission on 0 0 Seven

IF novice steeplechaser O O Seven prevails at Doncaster today, it will be more than mission accomplished for jockey Andrew Tinkler.

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Theatre Guide ridden by Paddy Brennan on their way to victory in the Unicoin Group Handicap Chase during day one of the International meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Odds against Village Vic as Tizzard lands Cheltenham prize

VILLAGE Vic will have to defy a career-high mark if he is to become only the second horse to record back-to-back victories in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson (Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Nicky Henderson holds triple chance at Town Moor

Nicky Henderson sends a trio of runners to Doncaster this afternoon, two of which will be out to win the race in which Volnay De Thaix was successful 12 months ago.

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Highland Lodge and Henry Brooke.

Brooke donates his winnings to Jack Berry House after victory at Hexham

JUMP jockey Henry Brooke’s miraculous comeback was completed with a heartfelt victory aboard steeplechaser Munsaab at Hexham yesterday.

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Simply Ned, with Brian Harding on board, jump the final fence as they go on to win the TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition Chase at Doncaster (Picture: John Giles/PA Wire).

Simply Ned heading back to Dublin

SIMPLY Ned, one of the North’s top steeplechasers, will make a return trip to Ireland on his next start as he attempts to go one better than 12 months ago in the Paddy Power Cashcard Chase at Leopardstown.

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The Last Samuri, ridden by David Bass, clears a fence on its way to winning the BetBright Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster in March (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).

National hope Last Samuri off to Town Moor

GRAND National runner-up The Last Samuri will once again warm up for the Aintree marathon at Doncaster, trainer Kim Bailey has confirmed.

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Warren Greatrex had some consolation when Boite came home to win handicap hurdle (Picture.: Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Warren Greatrex left with plenty to ponder over Cole Harden

TRAINER Warren Greatrex could not hide his disappointment after stable star Cole Harden’s lacklustre steeplechase debut at Wetherby.

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Highland Lodge and Henry Brooke are pictured  jumping the final fence on their way to winning the Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree a year ago today but they were edged into second on Saturday (Picture: John Giles/PA Wire).

Heartbreaking defeat for valiant Henry Brooke

THE disappointment etched across heartbroken jockey Henry Brooke’s face was plain to see after his heroic mount Highland Lodge came within a short-head of becoming the first horse to win successive renewals of the Betfred Becher Chase over Aintree’s daunting Grand National fences.

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Henry Brooke.

Moffatt happy to honour Becher promise to returning Brooke

WHEN trainer Jimmy Moffatt promised Yorkshire jump jockey Henry Brooke that he would keep the Betfred Becher Chase ride on Highland Lodge, he did not expect to honour the commitment.

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Charbel faces Altior in Sandown challenge

KIM Bailey is relishing the prospect of two mile novice chaser Charbel putting his reputation on the line in today’s Grade One Racing Post Henry VIII Novices Chase at Sandown.

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Gavin Sheehan, on Cole Harden, celebrates winning the World Hurdle at Cheltenham. (Picture: PA)

‘First day at big school’ for Cole Harden

FOR three years, Gavin Sheehan has been itching to race Cole Harden over steeplechase fences because he thinks the horse could be that ‘special’. Today, the jockey gets his wish.

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Sprinter Sacre.

Why Sprinter Sacre takes place alongside legends of the track

Horse racing is a labour for love for Brough Scott who has edited a book on superstar steeplechaser Sprinter Sacre’s career as the author prepares to return to ITV as part of the channel’s racing coverage. Tom Richmond reports.

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Un De Sceaux hoping soft approach pays off

WILLIE Mullins and Ruby Walsh have both admitted to doubts about whether the ground will be soft enough for Un De Sceaux to be at his best in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase.

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Cue Card ridden by Paddy Brennan after clearing the final fence to win the Betfair Steeple Chase during Betfair Chase day at Haydock Racecourse. (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

AP McCoy tips Cue Card for Cheltenham Gold Cup

TWENTY-times champion jockey Sir AP McCoy says Cue Card remains the horse to beat in next year’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, steeplechasing’s blue riband contest.

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Jockey Brian Hughes rode 31 winners in November.

Hughes’ fitting November farewell

Brian Hughes rounded off a phenomenal November with a 31st winner – and the chance to ride Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri over Aintree’s fearsome fences this Saturday.

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Rogue Angel, ridden by Ger Fox, on its way to winning the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase (Picture: PA Wire).

Rogue Angel pointed at National

MOUSE Morris is no different to other trainers to have tasted Grand National glory – he is hungry for further success.

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Henry Brooke at Jack Berry House in Malton, The Injured Jockey's Funds northern base rehabilitation and fitness centre, where he has been recovering following his horrific fall at Hexham. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Brooke is braced for Catterick comeback

JUMP jockey Henry Brooke has been given the all-clear to resume race riding less than two months after a hideous fall saw him put in a medically-induced coma with a collapsed lung and nine fractured ribs.

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La Bague Au Roi and Harry Bannister on the way to victory at Newbury.

Harry Bannister takes Newbury chance with flying colours

HARRY Bannister recorded another high-profile win in his upwardly mobile career when the exciting novice Las Bague Au Moi won the opening novice hurdle at Newbury’s Hennessy meeting.

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Richard Johnson with Native River after winning Newburys Hennessy Gold Cup (Picture: PA).

Colin Tizzard is now set to challenge Paul Nicholls for title

AFTER Cheltenham Gold Cup ante-post favourite Thistlecrack’s flawless round of steeplechasing at Newbury, trainer Colin Tizzard observed: “I don’t think it gets any better than that, does it?”

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Clan Des Obeaux (white) ridden by Sean Bowen jumps the water jump during The bet365 Festival at Newbury Racecourse.

Clan Des Obeaux helps Nicholls enjoy Denman milestone

CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls celebrated the 10th anniversary of Denman winning the Fuller’s London Pride Novices’ Chase at Newbury in perfect fashion as Clan Des Obeaux gifted him a fourth victory in the Grade Two contest.

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