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Irish Roe sparkles at Doncaster

IT was an unlikely contest – bargain buy Irish Roe, one of two horses trained by Northallerton farmer Peter Atkinson, versus Mohaayed who hails from the ambitious and expansionist yard of champion trainer aspirant Dan Skelton.

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Winston Churchill's passion for racing

SPorts books: Racing - Churchill’s passion for racing brought to life in immaculate biography

IN a racing year that saw Aidan O’Brien’s Churchill – named in honour of the wartime leader –complete the 2000 Guineas double, it is fitting that a new biography should be published that depicts the special relationship between the great Briton and the horse.

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Trainer Paul Nicholls.

Nicholls keen to see if Valour can take step up at Town Moor

PAUL Nicholls hopes Act Of Valour can keep his hat in the ring for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival by winning at Doncaster today.

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The New One, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies.

Twiston-Davies is thankful for IJF’s expertise

SAM Twiston-Davies has hailed the incredible work of the Injured Jockeys Fund (IJF) after being given the all-clear to ride The New One in today’s Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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Top Notch and Daryl Jacob on the way to winning the Peterborough Steeple Chase run at Taunton (Picture: Julian Herbert/PA).

Top Notch’s ‘massive heart’ lauded by Daryl Jacob

DARYL Jacob paid tribute to the bravery of Top Notch after the horse’s stirring victory in the rearranged Peterborough Chase.

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Trainer Alan King.

King targets Lightning strike at Doncaster as Sceau Royal warms up for Cheltenham

TRAINER Alan King has identified the Sky Bet Lightning Novices’ Chase at Doncaster on January 27 as the likely next target for Sceau Royal.

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Might Bite wins the Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree in April.

Henderson: Ground is key for Bite

Nicky Henderson would like to see a sound surface at Kempton to boost Might Bite’s bid for glory in the 32Red King George VI Chase.

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Cheltenham cleark of the course Simon Claisse.

Doncaster remaining optimisitic

Racecourse officials are banking on the forecast of milder weather in midweek releasing the country from the grip of Arctic conditions that are currently disrupting the racing programme.

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Blaklion won at Aintree on Saturday

‘Classy’ Blaklion makes a National statement

THE test of horsemanship still posed by Aintree’s Grand National fences was reflected by jockey Gavin Sheehan’s reaction after he won the Becher Chase on the Red Rum-like Blaklion.

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Definitly Red (right) ridden by Richard Johnson (Picture: PA)

Definitly Red gets the better of Cloudy Dream

DEFINITLY Red could return to Aintree for a Grade One chase at the Grand National track after a faultless round of jumping to secure the Many Clouds Chase at the Merseyside track.

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Definitly Red (right) is in action at Aintree today.

Malton duo targeting Aintree success

MALTON STEEPLEchasing rivals Cloudy Dream and Definitly Red put their Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials on the line at Aintree today.

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Highland Lodge and Henry Brooke jump the final fence as they win the Betfred Becher Chase in 2015.

Jimmy Moffatt is hopeful Highland Lodge can repeat his Becher Chase feat

JIMMY MOFFATT took to heart the trenchant advice that he was given at the outset of his training career.

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Jack Kennedy

Kennedy’s brilliant horsemanship earns an unlikely victory

TEENAGE jockey Jack Kennedy produce the ride of the year – and possibly the recovery of the decade – when performing a minor miracle to win on Robin Des Mana at Clonmel.

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Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies during the stable visit at Grange Hill Farm, Cheltenham, on Wednesday. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Blaklion targetting Grand National redemption, says Nigel Twiston-Davies

NIGEL Twiston-Davies already has a special place in the Grand National record book – he’s the only current trainer to have won the world’s greatest steeplechase on more than one occasion.

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Vieux Lion Rouge and Tom Scudamore.

Lion ready to roar at Aintree again

DAVID Pipe reports Vieux Lion Rouge to be in prime condition ahead of his attempt to win the Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

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Baby Run ridden by Willy Twiston Davies (left) jumps the last on their way to winning the John Smith's Foxhunters Steeple Chase during Liverpool Day at Aintree Racecourse in April 2011.

Willy Twiston-Davies quits riding

Willy Twiston-Davies has made the difficult decision to call time on his riding career despite recovering from injury.

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Nicky Henderson

Christmas Hurdle the next target for Buveur

BUVEUR D’Air teed up a possible pre-Cheltenham clash with Faugheen as he made the perfect return to action in the Unibet Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.

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Total Recall ridden by Paul Townend (right) trail Whisper ridden by Davy Russel up the home straight before going on to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Race at Newbury.

Battling Present delivers at Newbury for Cotton

SIR Peter O’Sullevan’s broadcasting career was celebrated when the aptly-named Gold Present – owned by Yorkshire businessman John Cotton – won a special race that celebrated the champion commentator’s life and times.

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Coneygree

Coneygree will be fine if he gets on a roll says Bradstock

MARK Bradstock is confident Coneygree can get his career back on track in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury today.

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Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore runs in the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.

Outsider Goggles sees off illustrious opponents

TOM scudamore was phlegmatic in defeat after his horse of a lifetime Thistlecrack was well-beaten on his comeback at Newbury.

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