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Ascot inner course switch could be made on Wednesday

A decision to run the Qipco Champion Stakes and two other races on the inner track at Ascot for the first time on Saturday could be made as early as Wednesday. Clerk of the course Chris Stickels gave...

O’Brien relishing title fight

Having wrestled back the initiative in the race to be crowned champion jockey in Ireland, Donnacha O’Brien insists he is not counting his chickens just yet. O’Brien is involved in a terrific tussle with Colin Keane, the 2017...

Horris Hill under consideration for Ropey Guest

Ropey Guest may be set for one more run this season, after enhancing his reputation as a high-class two-year-old maiden with another fine run at Pattern level. His third to Military March in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket...

Gigginstown mounts strong assault on Punchestown prize

Gigginstown House Stud is responsible for four of the six runners in Wednesday’s Grade Three Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown. The owner is seeking an incredible ninth success in the race since 2008 and the only two...

Ascot opportunity knocks for O’Brien

Donnacha O’Brien has set his sights on a first Qipco British Champions Day winner as he steps into Ryan Moore’s boots at Ascot. With Moore riding Ten Sovereigns in The Everest at Randwick in Australia on Saturday, O’Brien...

Enable to stay in training in 2020

Enable will stay in training next season, owner Khalid Abdullah has announced. The five-year-old came up short in her bid for a historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe earlier this month, but Abdullah has decided to race...

Spinner makes fences switch for Wetherby return

Jedd O’Keeffe is “anxiously looking forward” to Sam Spinner’s chasing debut at Wetherby on Wednesday. O’Keeffe has taken the plunge with the 164-rated seven-year-old, who won the Long Walk Hurdle in 2017 and was second to Paisley Park...

Trueshan may head to November Handicap

Alan King has identified next month’s Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster as a potential target for Trueshan. Victory in last week’s Old Rowley Cup at Newmarket was a third of the campaign for the three-year-old. Although the gelded...

Flat Winner Ready To Get First Success Over jumps

Trained by Clive Cox in his three-year-old days, GET BACK GET BACK ran 11 times, on the flat, mainly on the all-weather and managed three wins over middle distances. He was gelded after making his debut and then...

Saeed bin Suroor is dreaming of Classic glory with Military March

Saeed bin Suroor is dreaming of Classic glory with his Autumn Stakes winner Military March. The New Approach colt, out of the Bin Suroor-trained Group One-winning mare Punctilious, maintained his unbeaten record at Newmarket on Future Champions Day. While he...

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Romelu Lukaku drops hint over Manchester United transfer

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has dropped a massive hint that he is set to finally leave Old Trafford. The Belgian striker has been...

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