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Talking Horses: Willie Mullins has quality to pip rival at Punchestown

Douvan can deliver again for Willie Mullins in his Irish trainers’ championship battle with Gordon ElliottA calculator will be an essential accessory for committed racegoers at Punchestown’s Festival meeting this week as, for the second year running, G…

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Talking Horses: Dan’s Dream could represent spinal charity in Guineas

Filly could provide a “life-changing” moment for charity if connections decide to supplement her for NewmarketIt’s too early to be making actual predictions for the 1,000 Guineas but I know for sure which horse I’ll be cheering for, having been told by…

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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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Talking Horses: Elliott can complete National treble with Fagan at Ayr

After winners in the 2018 Grand National and Irish equivalent, Gordon Elliott could make history in the Scottish raceGordon Elliott, having saddled the winners of the Grand National and the Irish equivalent in the past fortnight, is poised to achieve a…

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Talking Horses: hot weather procedures in place at Newbury and Fontwell

All horses will be drenched with water after crossing the line, and any which appear overly tired will not need to return to the winner’s or unsaddling enclosuresThe blistering temperatures which forced Cheltenham to abandon one of its races on Thursda…

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Talking Horses: Masar can topple Roaring Lion at Newmarket

William Buick could extend trainer Charlie Appleby’s superb start to the season, while Summerghand is worth a look The idea that a colt needs a trial before the 2,000 Guineas has been largely debunked by a long line of first-time-up winners in recent s…

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Chris Appleby’s Soliloquy makes winning pitch for 1,000 Guineas

• Soliloquy wins Nell Gwyn Stakes, beating Altyn Orda• Appleby also has Wild Illusion to consider for 1,000 GuineasCharlie Appleby has yet to win a European Classic since taking over from his former boss Mahmoud al?Zarooni but his string have started t…

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Talking Horses: Flat is back but do the Nell Gwyn Stakes still offer a pointer?

It is 12 years since Speciosa won at the Craven meeting and took the 1,000 Guineas but Altyn Orda offers value at Newmarket’s season opener Related: Why Cue Card became the most popular horse in jumps racing | Greg Wood It is nearly four weeks since th…

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Talking Horses: best bets for day one of Newmarket’s Craven meeting

Josephine Gordon is on an interesting 10-1 shot at British Flat racing’s HQ as fast horses return to our screensThree days after the world’s most famous steeplechase, racing performs a screeching handbrake turn and shoots off down the Rowley Mile for s…

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Talking Horses: in praise of Windsor racecourse, plus Monday’s top tips

If there is a better way to arrive at a racecourse than the boat that chugs down the Thames, I’ve yet to discover itFour of Britain’s five Flat Classics will be run over the course of the next seven weeks, and the domestic run towards Guineas weekend a…

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Sunny outlook for the Grand National as safety first policy reaps rewards | Greg Wood

Fewer fallers, no fatalities and a thrilling finish help improve the image of Aintree’s great race, but bizarrely the warm weather may have helped play a part in falling TV figuresThe news on Sunday morning that Saint Are, now a veteran of five Grand N…

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Talking Horses: Total Recall may be the best bet for open Grand National

Fancied horse can deliver a second National for the trainer Willie Mullins – despite falling in the Cheltenham Gold CupTotal Recall (5.15) can prove the answer to a fantastically competitive Grand National at Aintree. Having looked like becoming a hot …

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Talking Horses: Mystifiable best bet in the Topham Trophy at Aintree

At long odds, Project Bluebook (1.45) may have been unfairly neglected in the opening handicap hurdle at Aintree Continue reading…

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Talking Horses: top tips as Grand National Festival begins at Aintree

Might Bite and Supasundae offer options as bankers on day one, but there are some longer prices worth looking at tooNo one will need sunglasses at Aintree on Thursday as the first afternoon of the Grand National Festival gets under way, but the better …

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Grand National course may be wettest since Red Marauder’s win in 2001

• Bad weather leaves Aintree ‘heavy in places’, says course clerk• Only four horses finished almost unraceable National 17 years agoThe going on the Grand National course at Aintree was “heavy in places” on Tuesday evening after 8mm of rain fell at the…

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Talking Horses: Katie Walsh has Baie Des Iles ready for Grand National bid

The Irish jockey, who is aiming to be the first female rider to win the National, is not worried about ground conditions at Aintree ahead of her mount Baie Des Iles’ challenge on SaturdayTony Paley: Katie Walsh, who is aiming to be the first female rid…

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Fall guy Richard Johnson is still searching for a Grand National mount

• Champion jockey thrown from Elixir De Nutz at Kempton • Dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D’Air misses outRichard Johnson, the champion jockey over jumps, is expected to be back in the saddle on Tuesday despite being stood down after a fall in the p…

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Talking Horses: the best bets for Ludlow and the Prix Djebel in France

Sacred Life is unbeaten but could face competition from Cardsharp in Monday afternoon’s Group Three Prix DjebelThe five-day declarations for Saturday’s Grand National will be along presently to set up a nervous three days for the connections of horses …

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Martyn Meade’s Chilean in line for Dante after divine success in Paris

• Meade says of Classic hope: ‘He won in style of a very good horse’• Ralph Beckett’s Air Pilot lifts Prix d’Harcourt at ParisLongchampChilean, who finished sixth behind the 2,000 Guineas favourite Saxon Warrior in last season’s Racing Post Trophy, wil…

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Buywise out to shake off dodgy jumper reputation in Grand National

Evan Williams insists Buywise, who would once clout fences, is now a ‘smooth operator’ as he carries Welsh hopes at AintreeThere are unpromising beginnings and then there is Buywise, the Grand National contender who was cheaply bought as a youngster, h…