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Eileendover keeps unbeaten record

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 02:30
Willie Mullins was out of luck in his Market Rasen raid on Saturday when Grangee (7/4) could only manage third in the Listed mares' bumper behind Pam Sly's impressive winner Eileendover (11/8 favourite).
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'Envoi' keeps unbeaten record while Dreal Deal six-timer has McNally dreaming of Cheltenham

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 02:30
Benjamin Franklin famously proclaimed that "nothing is certain except death and taxes", but victory for Envoi Allen (1/2 favourite) is another one of life's guarantees at present as Gordon Elliott's brilliant seven-year-old stretched his unbeaten streak to 12 victories.
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Tiger will have to make grade after success

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 02:30
Daly Tiger (20/1) "put a line through his last run" when roaring to success in the €75,000 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
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Special Envoi marching on to Cheltenham after coasting to Killiney Novice Chase victory at Punchestown

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 18:00
Envoi Allen continued his unbeaten march to his third Cheltenham Festival as he posted his 11th successive rules victory in the Sky Bet Killiney Novice Chase at Punchestown.
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Special Envoi can complete weighty task

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 02:30
Let us not downplay it now, nor afterwards, if it ends in a facile triumph with no ill fortune or excuses for the vanquished.
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Flanagan times run as Daly Tiger springs surprise

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 02:30
Daly Tiger sprang a 20-1 surprise in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse. Noel Meade's eight-year-old, carrying the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, put behind him a disappointing effort on this course five weeks ago to lift the valuable prize.
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Special 'Envoi' set to pass stern test against 'Asterion'

Sat, 16/01/2021 - 02:30
If tomorrow's mouth-watering clash between Envoi Allen and Asterion Forlonge doesn't set your heart racing, a doctor's appointment is in order as a tantalising duel is in store.
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Wind-op may give improving Le Breuil boost he needs to score at Warwick

Sat, 16/01/2021 - 02:30
It's three years since it became mandatory to declare if a horse is running for the first time after a wind operation, a procedure which can involve a number of types of surgery designed to help with breathing.
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'Don't get caught out' - Irish trainers warned to have documents ready ahead of post-Brexit Cheltenham

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 19:03
Irish horses will be permitted to run in Britain, including at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival in March, without incurring substantial VAT costs as a result of Brexit provided that trainers/owners avail of a "temporary admission procedure".
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De Bromhead duo in Gold rush

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 02:30
A Plus Tard and Minello Indo are on course for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup on the second day of the Dublin Racing Festival.
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Bob's your uncle as Olinger wins

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 02:30
There had been plenty of hype around Bob Olinger (6/4 favourite) before the Grade One Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle and Henry de Bromhead's six-year-old justified it to enhance his Cheltenham claims.
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Epatante leads Champion Hurdle hopefuls as Mullins eyes up UK raid

Thu, 14/01/2021 - 02:30
Defending champion Epatante (2/1 favourite) heads 27 entries for this year's Champion Hurdle, but Nicky Henderson's mare will face stiff Irish competition for Cheltenham's two-mile showpiece.
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Blue Lord can step up at Naas to maintain Mullins' streak

Wed, 13/01/2021 - 02:30
What's rare is wonderful and the prospect of a midweek Grade One is tantalising as some lofty reputations are put on the line in today's Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle (2.20).
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Age just a number as McNally star seeks record

Tue, 12/01/2021 - 02:30
It's been a remarkable season for Ronan McNally with victory in the Troytown Chase among nine Irish jumps winners already on the board, but the small Armagh trainer bids to create history at Fairyhouse today.
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See Double You aims for historic victory aged 18 for Ronan McNally while 'stone bruise' rules out Dreal Deal

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 16:42
IT'S been a remarkable jumps season thus far for Ronan McNally with victory in the Troytown Chase among nine winners already on the board, but the small Armagh trainer bids to create history at Fairyhouse tomorrow.
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Make Good out of Cheltenham but 'Streets' to step in instead

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 02:30
Albert Bartlett fancy Make Good has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a leg injury, but John McConnell has a suitable replacement for the Cheltenham Festival prize in the shape of Streets Of Doyen.
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Wedge in the wars before Welsh National win

Sun, 10/01/2021 - 02:30
The Coral Welsh National went to a Welsh-trained winner for the second year in succession when 5-2 favourite Secret Reprieve landed the Chepstow marathon yesterday, 12 months after Potters Corner.
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Defying adversity to make the grade

Sun, 10/01/2021 - 02:30
The legendary Kerry footballer Mick O'Connell celebrated his 84th birthday on Tuesday and a clip re-emerged from a documentary on the Valentia maestro to mark the occasion. It is a beautiful scene. Micko has his arm around his son, Diarmuid, who has Down Syndrome, and speaks movingly as Gaeilge of the love between them.
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'Lord' to be saviour if Naas can overcome cold snap

Sat, 09/01/2021 - 02:30
As if the doom and gloom of Covid-19 wasn't bad enough, the recent cold snap is causing havoc for Irish racing with today's Fairyhouse card already falling by the wayside while "the gods are going against" tomorrow's marquee jumps meeting at Naas.
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Don't be afraid to take a chance on The Cashel Man at an each-way price

Sat, 09/01/2021 - 02:30
The last time I had a 'double carpet' winner (33/1) was nearly a year ago in the Grand National Trial at Haydock, and a mate of mine, who wouldn't back it, complained afterwards that he's never landed a big one.
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