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Talking Horses: Bank on Formula One to take chequered flag at Ffos Las

Hugo Palmer’s son of Frankel can live up to his speedy name at Ffos Las alongside improving handicapper GarbanzoHugo Palmer’s horses have hit top form of late with impressive victories from Gifted Master in the Stewards’ Cup and the visually stunning p…

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Talking Horses: Bank on Formula One to take chequered flag at Ffos Las

Hugo Palmer’s son of Frankel can live up to his speedy name at Ffos Las alongside improving handicapper GarbanzoHugo Palmer’s horses have hit top form of late with impressive victories from Gifted Master in the Stewards’ Cup and the visually stunning p…

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Talking Horses: John Gosden’s record points to Beatboxer calling tune

Trainer’s 26% success rate this season means Beatboxer is the nap of the day in the 6.15 at HaydockNot too many trainers will admit they watch their own strike rates but racegoers and punters alike put great store by them and John Gosden has among the …

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Talking Horses: Light Heart is banker to keep Mark Johnston wagon rolling | John O’Hara

Kingsley House team are in blistering form and Excelebration colt can add to their haul at Musselburgh on WednesdayMark Johnston is one of the most prolific trainers of all time and his relentless pursuit for winners could result in him setting a perso…

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Aidan O’Brien team steps up a gear as Order Of St George returns in style

• Ryan Moore enjoys armchair ride 2016 Gold Cup hero• So Perfect wins on debut and is nominated as Royal Ascot possibleLast week at Newmarket Godolphin carried all before them taking the chief Classic trials at Newmarket, but at Navan on Sunday Aidan O…

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Sizing John shows his class with impressive win in John Durkan Chase

• Jessica Harrington’s star denies Djakadam third straight win Durkan Chase• Un De Sceaux eases to 25-length win in Hilly Way Chase at CorkWhile racing in Britain on Sunday was wiped out by the Arctic conditions, scorching performances from Sizing John…

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Talking Horses: best Monday bets for Wolverhampton and Doncaster

Mick Easterby has a 7-2 shot with a big chance on Wolverhampton’s all-weather track

The racing on offer today is what you would expect for a Monday but there are winners to be found and I strongly fancy that crafty old Yorkshireman Mick Easterby to get among them with Babouska (4.05) in Wolverhampton’s handicap over an extended nine furlongs.

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Augusta Kate’s last-flight fall caps disappointing day for Willie Mullins

• Ruby Walsh suffers two big race falls at Naas
• Ant and Dec-owned mare tips up with Grade One race at her mercy

Willie Mullins has had his horses in remarkable form since Christmas Day with no fewer than 26 winners, but his bandwagon hit a couple of bumps in the road at Naas on Sunday when two big Cheltenham Festival hopefuls ended up on the floor.

Augusta Kate appeared to be coming with a winning run under Ruby Walsh in the Grade One Lawlor’s Hotel Novice Hurdle only to fall at the final flight. Death Duty, trained by Mullins’s championship rival Gordon Elliott, looked to have a real fight on his hands with the daughter of Yeats looming up as they approached the last hurdle, but what would have been a terrific tussle to the line never materialised.

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Horse racing tips: Monday 9 January

Babouska, trained by Mick Easterby, is John O’Hara’s nap selection to win the 1m 1f handicap (4.05) at Wolverhampton on Monday

1.00 Zipple Back 1.30 Hammersley Lake 2.05 County Road 2.40 Stowaway Magic 3.10 Deputy Commander 3.45 Cajun Fiddle

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Aidan O’Brien favourites beaten at Saint-Cloud as Thunder Snow shows his class

• Saeed bin Suroor continues great autumn for winners
• O’Brien has Group One runners in Australia and America this week

Aidan O’Brien’s chances of setting a record for the number of Group/Grade One races won by a trainer in the same year, were dealt a blow at Saint-Cloud on Sunday after he drew a blank in the two top-flight juvenile contests. The Ballydoyle handler has sent out 21 winners at the highest level this year and is only four behind the record of 25, set by the American trainer Bobby Frankel,

Related: Godolphin happy with Melbourne Cup draw after top pair drawn side by side

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Horse racing tips Monday 31 October

Yalawin, trained by Roger Varian, is John O’Hara’s nap selection to win the 7f maiden (2.50) at Kempton on Monday

1.00 Quiz Master 1.30 Whataknight 2.00 Heated Debate 2.30 Kilronan High 3.00 West Torr 3.30 Barton Rose 4.00 On Demand (nb)

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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will not be back at Longchamp until after 2017

• France Galop felt timescale was not feasible to return next year
• Pat Smullen optimistic Harzand will line up in the Arc field

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will not return to its natural home at Longchamp for the 2017 season after it became apparent that the timeframe for the redevelopment of the course was not feasible.

Europe’s premier middle-distance race will be run at Chantilly next month with the builders, Bouygues, in the middle of the rebuilding programme, but it had been thought everything would be ready to return to the Paris venue next year.

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Horse racing tips: Monday 5 September

Vermeulen, trained by John Gosden, is John O’Hara’s banker selection to win the 1m 3f maiden (3.50pm1) at Windsor on Monday

2.00 Dynamic Girl 2.30 Colibri 3.00 Soaring Spirits 3.30 Masterson 4.00 Ocean Ready 4.30 Purple Party 5.00 Highlife Dancer

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Talking Horses: Monday’s best bets plus our tipping competition

Go On Go On Go On (7.50) at Windsor’s evening meeting is the day’s best bet

We have racing the length and breadth of the British Isles to digest on Monday and there are some fair betting opportunities.

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Gordon Lord Byron defies his years to win Minstrel Stakes at The Curragh

• Tom Hogan: ‘In his work he showed he was as good as ever’
• Bocca Baciata has Group One targets after Kilboy Estate Stakes win

Gordon Lord Byron rolled back the years at The Curragh on Sunday as he put up his best performance in almost two seasons when tenaciously denying David Nicholls’ British raider Sovereign Debt by half a length to record back-to-back successes in the Group Two Minstrel Stakes.

The son of Byron passed the post second in this race 12 months ago but was awarded the race following the disqualification of Home Of The Brave.

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Horse racing tips: Monday 18 July

Go On Go On Go On, trained by Clive Cox, is John O’Hara’s nap selection to win the Sprint Series 5f handicap (7.50) at Windsor on Monday

1.55 Three Duchesses 2.30 Moonlightnavigator 3.05 Dark Command 3.40 Affectionate Lady 4.10 Mujazif 4.40 Falcon’s Fire 5.10 Dolphin Vista 5.40 Toffee Apple

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Roger Varian very relaxed ahead of Postponed’s King George double bid

• Varian: ‘Postponed is exactly where I want him at this stage’
• ‘What makes him such a great horse is his huge engine’

No horse has won back-to-back runnings of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes this century but Roger Varian believes his stable star, Postponed, is in the form of his life and can become only the third in the history of the race to complete this gruelling double.

The son of Dubawi won Ascot’s midsummer championship after a stirring battle by a nose from Eagle Top for Luca Cumani 12 months ago but was subsequently transferred by his owner, Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, to Varian’s Newmarket yard.

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Horse racing tips: Monday 11 July

Tis Marvellous, trained by Clive Cox, is John O’Hara’s nap selection to win the EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes (6.30) over six furlongs at Windsor on Monday

2.00 Aventinus (nb) 2.30 Beautiful Stranger 3.00 Archie’s Advice 3.30 Balance 4.00 Emerald Asset 4.30 Avenue Of Stars 5.00 Roc De Prince

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Talking Horses: Monday’s best bets plus all the latest racing news

Neil Mulholland is on course for his most successful campiagn since taking out a licence and he can inch closer to his best-ever seasonal tally of 51 winners with the well-handicapped Halo Moon (2.50) at FakenhamNeil Mulholland is on course for his mos…

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Tommy Silver’s win is fillip for Paul Nicholls after flash flood hits his yard

• Nicholls strengthens his Triumph Hurdle hand with Musselburgh winner
• Parts of Ditcheat stable were under four feet of water

Paul Nicholls, the champion trainer, ran the gamut of emotions over the weekend with two high profile winners either side of a flash flood on Saturday evening, which left parts of his Dorset stable under four feet of water.

Thankfully it had all gone on Sunday morning and it was business as usual with another nice prospect staking his claim to a place at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

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