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Brian Hughes is ‘northern powerhouse’ of racing

BRIAN Hughes continued his dominance of Northern racing with an eye-catching treble at Wetherby.

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Fox Norton and Bryan Cooper clear the last fence before going on to win The Shloer Steeple Chase run during day three of the November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Picture: Julian Herbert/PA Wire)

Jefferson daring to Dream of Gold Cup

MALCOLM Jefferson’s Cloudy Dream could return to Cheltenham for the Gold Cup next March after a gutsy second in the prestigious Shloer Chase at the Cotswolds track.

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Henry Brooke on Irish Rose today at Wetherby

Wetherby hat-trick on Atkinson’s radar with unbeaten Roe

PIG farmer Peter Atkinson is hoping his horse-of-a-lifetime Irish Roe can retain his unbeaten record over hurdles at Wetherby today.

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Timely win: Finians Oscar ridden by Bryan Cooper win at Cheltenham yesterday. (Picture: PA)

Potts is honoured by Oscar’s emotional triumph

FIVE days after Barnsley-born miner and multi-millionaire engineer Alan Potts passed away, his colours were carried to an emotional Cheltenham victory by Finian’s Oscar.

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Racehorse trainer Malcolm Jefferson (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Jefferson’s Patience rewarded for Sandown

WAITING Patiently could attempt to take advantage of Altior’s absence in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown next month.

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Trainer Phil Kirby.

Lady Buttons makes winning debut for county trainer Kirby

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Phil Kirby can start thinking of some lofty targets for Lady Buttons after she made a winning chasing debut at Bangor.

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Racehorse Trainer Malcolm Jefferson of Newstead Cottage Farm, Norton, with Cloudy Dreams (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Racing: Malcolm Jefferson-trained Cloudy Dream primed for Cheltenham u-turn after entries ‘error’

TOP Yorkshire steeplechaser Cloudy Dream could still run at Cheltenham this weekend after not being declared for the feature BetVictor Gold Cup – one of the top handicaps of the season.

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Epsom vicotry: Kieren Fallon and Oath after their Derby triumph.

Bygones: Roller-coaster career of controversial jockey Kieren Fallon

THERE were times when Kieren Fallon courted as many controversies as big-race winners during a roller-coaster riding career chronicled on both the front and back pages of the national newspapers.

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Might Bite will head straight to Kempton

JOCKEY NICO de Boinville believes Might Bite, the new star of the steeplechasing ranks, could be even better this season after a pleasing – and winning – reappearance at Sandown yesterday.

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Trans-atlantic: William Buick races at Doncaster today after winning in California last week. (Picture: PA)

Gosden can revive dwindling Doncaster showpiece

ROYAL Line will attempt to revive memories going back 25 years when he carries the famous Sheikh Mohammed family colours in the Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster today.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson is aiming for glory in the Future Stars Intermediate Chase.

Henderson to take a Bite out of Sandown as revival continues

steeplechaser Might Bite puts his King George Chase credentials on the line at Sandown tomorrow.

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Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dreams

Trainer Jefferson takes the Patient approach with star

WAITING Patiently – one of the North’s most exciting steeplechase prospects – will skip the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week.

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Trainer Colin Tizzard with Cue Card.

Teenager Cobden handed coveted ride on Cue Card

CHAMPION conditional Harry Cobden has spoken of his delight after being asked by Colin Tizzard to replace Paddy Brennan on Cue Card.

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Politologue ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies on their way to victory in the 188Bet Haldon Gold Cup.

Politologue triumph eases pain of Aintree stumble

MUD-SPLATTERED Sam Twiston-Davies’s relief was plain to see when the gallant grey Politologue cleared the last fence and won the 88Bet Haldon Gold Cup at a rain-softened Exeter.

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Race winner Forest Bihan, left, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman in the Sky Bet Lightning Novices' Steeple Chase at Doncaster (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

Brian Ellison and Forest Bihan up for the fight

BRIAN ELLISON has never shirked a challenge in his life, which is why Forest Bihan makes the long journey from Malton to Exeter for today’s Haldon Gold Cup.

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Ribchester ridden by William Buick, came home fifth in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Saturday.

‘Superstar’ Ribchester heads off into retirement with plenty to be proud of

RICHARD FAHEY paid tribute to “superstar” horse Ribchester after settling for fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Del Mar on Saturday.

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Bristol De Mai ridden by Daryl Jacob on his way to winning the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase (Photo: PA)

Bristol De Mai takes Charlie Hall Chase honours at Wetherby Racecourse for Nigel Twiston-Davies

Bristol De Mai edged out his Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained stablemate Blaklion in an eventful race for the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

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Cue Card, ridden by Paddy Brennan, pulls away from the last fence before going on to win the Betfair Ascot Steeplechase  at Ascot back in February (Picture: Julian Herbert/PA Wire).

Cue Card ‘just as good as he’s ever been’ – Tizzard

COLIN TIZZARD expects Cue Card to roll back the years in today’s bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

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Guitar Pete and On A Promise provide Wetherby brace for Day

GUITAR Pete struck the right note to secure a double for trainer Nicky Richards and conditional jockey Ryan Day at Wetherby.

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Nico de Boinville rides Coneygree to victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2015.

Coneygree’s schooling has set him up for Charlie Hall Chase tilt

IT IS nearly five years since Nico de Boinville received a chance phone call that was to change his racing life and would lead to a historic Cheltenham Gold Cup win in 2015 on the novice steeplechaser Coneygree.

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