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‘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 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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Thistlecrack is ready to race again – Tizzard

COLIN Tizzard is hopeful that steeplechasing superstar Thistlecrack can make a winning return over hurdles at Newbury following a injury-hit year.

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Phil Kirby

Kirby keeping options open for Lady Buttons

TRAINER Phil Kirby is considering options in both Britain and Ireland for his star mare Lady Buttons.

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Trainer Kerry Lee.

Lee thrilled as Gino Trail cruises to Wetherby win

Gino Trail made the most of having his sights lowered when galloping his rivals into submission at Wetherby.

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Jockey Miss Bryony Frost celebrates after her winning ride on Pacha Du Polder in the St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase during Gold Cup Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Festival heroine Frost pens one of the stories of the year

BRYONY Frost has already had a year to remember – she won the Foxhunters Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Pacha Du Polder before turning professional.

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Barry Geraghty on board Buveur D'air seen winning the Betway Aintree Hurdle back in April (Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire).

Buveur D’Air is up against tough field

CHAMPION Hurdle hero Buveur D’Air heads a list of seven five-day confirmations for the Unibet Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

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Sam Spinner, ridden by Joe Colliver, clears the last hurdle on its way to winning the Betfair Stayers Handicap Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday (Picture: Clint Hughes/PA Wire).

Sam Spinner’s plans depend on handicapper

JEDD O’Keeffe will wait for the handicapper’s assessment of Sam Spinner’s emphatic victory at Haydock on Saturday before deciding on future plans.

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Sam Spinner wins at Haydock.

Cheltenham may be the target for stayer Sam

THE Cheltenham Festival could be on the agenda after Sam Spinner made all to land the Betfair Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle at Haydock.

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Bristol De Mai ridden by Daryl Jacob clears the last fence to win the Betfair Steeple Chase at Haydock.

Superb de Mai leaves leaves his rivals in the shade

HEAVY Haydock ground predictably played to the strengths of Bristol De Mai who justified favouritism to turn the Betfair Chase – jump racing’s first Grade One contest of the season – into a one-horse contest.

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