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Eddie Lynam - plenty or targets later in the year for Moviesta.

Moviesta on course for Diamond Jubilee

Moviesta is on course for a Royal Ascot return following a racecourse gallop at the Curragh on Sunday.

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Andrew Balding to give Elm Park a Derby ‘sighter’

Andrew Balding is looking forward to seeing leading Derby hope Elm Park stretch his legs on the famous Epsom turf at the Breakfast With The Stars morning today.

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Eshtiaal atones in convincing style for Gordon Elliott

It was a night of mixed luck for trainer Gordon Elliott in Ballinrobe last night as Eshtiaal bolted-up in the Audi Ballina Handicap Hurdle, compensation following the defeat of both odds-on favourite Vercingetorix and Hostile Fire in the earlier Sheridan Electric 4-y-0 Hurdle.

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Cirrus Des Aigles set to bypass Epsom

Cirrus Des Aigles is unlikely to defend his crown in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom after breaking a shoe at Longchamp on Sunday.

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Dirty scope blamed for Gordon Lord Byron flop

Gordon Lord Byron’s intended participation at Royal Ascot is up the air after he returned a dirty scope following a disappointing run at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Aidan O’Brien hails Gleneagles as ‘the best we’ve had’

Aidan O’Brien hailed Gleneagles as the “best miler we’ve had” after he completed a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Pleascach set for tilt at Irish Derby

Pleascach is set for the Irish Derby after repelling hot favourite Found to claim Classic glory in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh yesterday.

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Progressive Red River Gold strikes again for Donie Murphy

Point-To-Point racing returned to Tralee racecourse on Saturday as the North Kerry Harriers meeting took place at the now-defunct Ballybeggan Park venue.

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Ivawood seeking Gleneagles revenge in ‘2000’

Richard Hannon is under no illusions about the task facing Ivawood ahead of his rematch with Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.

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Variable off mark in style

Seven-times champion Pat Smullen celebrated his 38th birthday with a first and last race double in Cork last night, highlighted by the impressive victory of Variable in the concluding fillies maiden.

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Broderick flying successful missions for Ireland under the radar

Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global flew two successful Furusiyya Series missions for Ireland recently in Lummen and La Baule, but it’s fair to say they did so under the radar.

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Most Beautiful looks set to make amends in maiden

A beaten favourite on her debut in Naas, Most Beautiful might be capable of making amends in the opening Irish Stallion farms 2-Y-0 Fillies Maiden in Cork tonight.

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Gleneagles heads field of 11 in 2,000 Guineas

Aidan O’Brien’s Newmarket hero Gleneagles heads a field of 11 declared for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh tomorrow.

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Full Cry and Andrew Lynch (blue) race away from the second last to win the Cloncody Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel last night as Clounts Meadows and Niall Madden crash out (horse and jockey OK after fall).

Winning return for Townend

On his first ride back, having been shaken in a fall at Limerick on Sunday, Paul Townend triumphed for his trainer/father Tim on Kala Brandy in the opening Ladies Free Admission This Evening Mares Maiden Hurdle in Clonmel last night.

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Mark Walsh maintains good start to season

Mark Walsh, who led the title-race for most of last season, until injured at Thurles in February, has started the new campaign in great style and doubled-up on Whatsforuwontgobyu and Mollyanna in the opening maidens hurdles in Sligo last night.

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Sizing Europe ‘the horse of a lifetime’

Henry de Bromhead hailed Sizing Europe as the “horse of a lifetime” after bringing the curtain down on the brilliant chaser’s stellar career.

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