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Karl Burke and Mark Johnson united in their belief over Guineas hopes

karl bURKE believes his Qipco 1000 Guineas contender Laurens has not been given sufficient credit for her Group One victory last season.

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Trainer Bryan Smart.

Alfa McGuire backed to extend unbeaten Beverley record

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Bryan Smart expects a strong display from Alfa McGuire when the talented colt attempts to preserve his unbeaten record at Beverley today.

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Kilbricken Storm and Harry Cobden clear the last on the way to winning Cheltenham's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Kilbricken Storm out to add to Cheltenham Festival win

KILBRICKEN Storm is out to prove his 33-1 Cheltenham Festival success was no “fluke” in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown today.

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Finian's Oscar (left) ridden by Robbie Power on their way to winning the Big Buck's Celebration Manifesto Novices' Chase during day one of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintee.

Tizzard wild about Oscar’s chances as he heads to Ireland

CONNECTIONS of Finian’s Oscar are confident he will have no problem getting the trip in the Growise Champion Novice Chase on day one of the Punchestown festival.

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Midnight Shadow ridden by Danny Cook wins The QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle Race at Ayr.

Smith’s horse steps out of shadows to land a big prize

SUE and Harvey Smith have been synonymous with staying steeplechasers for nearly three decades.

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Irish Roe, far side, dead-heats at Cheltenham in November 2016.

Atkinson praises ‘lovely’ Irish Roe

TO LUCINDA and Peter Atkinson, Irish Roe is more than a racehorse.

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Brando and Tom Eaves, left, making a winning reappearance at Newmarket.

Biggest stages beckon for stable star Brando

KEVIN RYAN will carefully plot Brando’s big race targets after the sprinter won back-to-back renewals of Newmarket’s Abernant Stakes on his seasonal bow.

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Vintage Clouds, left, heads the field for the Scottish Grand National.

Smith at the double for Scottish National

SUE SMITH’S Vintage Clouds will be joined by stablemate 
Straidnahana in tomorrow’s 
Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

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Laurens and PJ McDonald remain on track for the 1000 Guineas after winning Newmarket's Fillies Mile last season.

Burke is confident Laurens is in prime condition

KARL BURKE says stable star Laurens is on track for the Qipco 1000 Guineas after pleasing connections in a racecourse gallop.

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Tiger Roll and Davy Russell clear the last fence in the Grand National.

No regrets at selling Tiger Roll, says Hawke

NIGEL Hawke insists he has no regrets about selling Randox Health Grand National winner Tiger Roll five years ago.

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Paddy Brennan and Cue Card jump the final fence in the 2015 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Cue applause for retiring Cue Card

OWNER Jean Bishop has paid tribute to her horse of a lifetime after multiple Grade One-winning steeplechaser Cue card was retired.

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Scotland-bound: The grey Vintage Clouds and Danny Cook.

National review after Smith’s horse omitted

CONNECTIONS of Sue Smith’s Vintage Clouds are hoping for swift compensation after the staying chaser controversially failed to make the cut for the Grand National.

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Danny Cook and I Just Know in the air at Becher's Brook before coming to grief on landing.

Cook gets a reprimand for guiding the field

DANNY Cook has been admonished by Grand National stewards – for helping direct horses around Becher’s Brook on the second circuit of the world-famous race.

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Davy Russell celebrates his Grand National win on Tiger Roll.

National victory my finest hour, says hero Russell

DAVY RUSSELL and Tiger Roll were made for each other – the oldest jockey in the Randox Health Grand National winning the world’s greatest steeplechase on the smallest horse after the race of their lives.

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Tiger Roll and Davy Russell clear the last fence in the Grand National.

Grand National: Tiger Roll wins National in a photo finish

Tiger Roll and Davy Russell held on to claim a dramatic victory in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.

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Sue Smith is pictured with her two Grand National runners. On the left is Delusionofgrandeur, with her assistant trainer Ryan Clavin in the saddle, while I Just Know (Sam Coltherd) is on the right.

Grand National: Sue and Harvey Smith working all hours to secure National history

IT Is Sue Smith’s mobile office for the morning. She is sitting in a motorised Tuk Tuk on open moorland, protected from the elements, as her Grand National runners I Just Know and Delusionofgrandeur stride up the rain-sodden gallops.

Henry Brooke won the Sky Bet Trophy on Wakanda for Sue and Harvey Smith earlier in the season.

Grand National: Well-schooled horses fit the demanding bill

HENRY Brooke hopes the positives will outweigh the negatives on Grand National outsider Delusionofgrandeur after Sue and Harvey Smith’s runner became the last to make the 40-runner field.

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Blaklion is one of the favourites for the Grand National today.

Grand National: Patient Blaklion tipped to last the distance

NIGEL Twiston-Davies hopes patience will be rewarded for Blaklion when he runs in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree today.

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The Last Samuri and David Bass bid to win the Grand National at the third attempt today. They won Doncaster's Grimthorpe Chase in 2016.

Grand National: Course experience could suit Bass and Samuri down to the ground

AS heavier than expected going disrupts last-minute Grand National preparations, jockey David Bass admits to having few grounds for concern.

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Katie Walsh is among three female riders hoping to make Grand National history today.

Grand National: Iles can help Walsh make history

KATIE Walsh, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore all line up in the Randox Health Grand National – but the prize on offer to them at Aintree is greater than the £500,000 winner’s cheque.

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