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Sam Spinner impresses O’Keeffe

CONNECTIONS of Sam Spinner could not be happier with the horse’s preparations for the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in exactly three weeks time.

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Elizabeth Earle with Stuart Coltherd and Jockey Sam Coltherd

Lucky Pookie’s unlikely triumph

There will not be many more dramatic winners this season than Pookie Pekan at Wetherby yesterday.

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Derek O'Connor and Edwulf in the parade ring after victory in The Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

Skelton eyes the Coral Cup for Long House Hall

Sky Bet Chase fourth Long House Hall will switch back to hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival ahead of a potential Randox Health Grand National tilt.

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Blaklion: Conditions did not suit.

Grand National hope Blaklion gets bogged down

jockey Sam Twiston-Davies blamed top weight and heavy ground that had turned to glue for Blaklion’s defeat in the Grand National Trial at Haydock.

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Winner: Waiting Patiently and Brian Hughes, right, lead Cue Card and Paddy Brennan away from the last fence.

Waiting Patiently provides poignant victory for the Jeffersons

“I think Dad would be crying now.” Trainer Ruth Jefferson’s reaction said it all after Waiting Patiently’s coming-of-age win in the Grade One Ascot Chase.

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Waiting Patiently and Brian Hughes (right) lead Cue Card and Paddy Brennan away from the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Ascot Steeple Chase Race run during The Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday at Ascot.

I think dad would be crying now: Emotional Jefferson after Waiting Patiently wins at Ascot

Waiting Patiently was an emotional winner of the Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase.

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Cue Card and Paddy Brennan clear the last in the 2015 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Brennan delighted to be reunited with Cue Card for Ascot race

PADDY Brennan and Cue Card have enjoyed many highs after victory in the 2015 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby saw both the jockey – and ever popular horse – enjoy a resurgence.

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Nigel Twiston-Davies trains Grand National favourite Blaklion.

Blaklion reminds me of Red Rum, says trainer

ever enthusiastic trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies was quick to correct himself after the diminutive Blaklion roared to victory in the Becher Chase over Aintree’s Grand National fences.

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Black Corton and Bryony Forst won the Grade One Kauto Star Novices Chase at Kempton.

Duo McLernon and Stephens in running for racing awards

TWO stalwarts of Malton racing are in the running for this year’s Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff awards.

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Former Aintree winner Cyrus Darius provided Ruth Jefferson with her first winner as a trainer (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).

Ruth Jefferson is off the mark in style with Cyrus Darius

the TIMING of Ruth Jefferson’s first winner as a trainer could not have been more poignant after Cyrus Darius won Kelso’s prestigious Morebattle Hurdle for a second successive year.

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Cloudy Drean and Brian Hughes during Newbury's Denman Chase.

Cloudy Dream turns focus to Ryanair Chase

RUTH Jefferson says she “couldn’t be happier” with perennial runner-up Cloudy Dream as she prepares the grey for a crack at the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Defiintly red and Danny Cook clear the last before winning the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham.

Gold Cup and not National is Definitly the aim

GRAND National top weight Definitly Red will not line up in the world’s greatest steeplechase, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Irish Roe (far side) rose to prominence when dead-heating at Cheltenham in November 2016.

Irish Roe ‘hated the ground’ says mare’s trainer

CONNECTIONS feel Irish Roe struggled with the testing conditions when disappointing in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

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Jack Quinlan and Kalashnikov (yellow cap) avoid a loose horse at the final flight before going on to win The Betfair Handicap Hurdle Race at Newbury.

Jockey Quinlan savours Newbury victory

JACK QUINLAN is still coming to terms with a mud-splattered Kalashnikov outgunning 23 rivals to win Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle.

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Kalashnikov and jockey Jack Quinlan

Murphy’s hot shot cuts down his rivals

KALASHNIKOV outgunned his rivals to win the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury and provide trainer Amy Murphy, and jockey Jack Quinlan, with the biggest wins of their burgeoning careers.

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Native River and jockey Richard Johnson

Pair are ready for Cheltenham after key wins

COMEBACK horses Native River and Altior proved their Cheltenham credentials after marking their belated reappearances with foot perfect victories at Newbury.

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Jockey Harry Bannister: Aiming for Cheltenham glory.

Yorkshire jockey Harry Bannister sets sights on Cheltenham Festival success

HARRY BANNISTER’s earliest memory of the Cheltenham Festival is perhaps the most evocative – and most inspirational.

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Jockey  Brian Hughes: Partners Cloudy Dream.

Cloudy Dream in Cheltenham Gold Cup stamina test

THE poignancy will be palpable if Cloudy Dream finally gets his head in front and wins today’s Denman Chase at Newbury.

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Vieux Lion Rouge and Tom Scudamore are on track for another crack at the Grand National.

Two choices for Vieux Lion Rouge

DAVID Pipe will monitor the weather before deciding where Vieux Lion Rouge will have his prep run for a third tilt at the Randox Health Grand National.

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Trainer Paul Nicholls with Politologue.

Hales relishing Newbury clash between Politologue and Altior

Owner John Hales is eagerly looking forward to seeing Politologue clash with Altior in the Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury on Saturday.

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