Racing - TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

GOOD VIBRATIONS: Sarah O'Brien and her brother Joseph riding work at Santa Anita yesterday morning.  Picture: Healy Racing.

Mustajeeb ticks all the right boxes in BC Mile

One of the surprising statistics to have emerged in the build-up to Mustajeeb’s run in the Breeders’ Cup Mile is that Dermot Weld has yet to saddle a winner at what is one of the biggest meetings in the world.

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Prolific Little King Robin keeps on rolling

Colin Bowe’s dreams of Cheltenham Festival glory moved into sharper focus as his prolific mare Little King Robin overcame her toughest test to date with a determined victory in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal yesterday.

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Ruby Walsh with Boston Bob

Boston Bob can land wide-open Champion renewal

Boston Bob is a hopeful choice to land a fascinating and wide-open Grade 1 JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal this afternoon.

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Hanley hoping for change of fortune

Equestrian: Lady luck is capricious, as show jumper Cameron Hanley will attest.

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Casey steers Fever Pitch to fifth victory

Fever Pitch, trained by Arthur Moore for JP McManus, won the fifth race of his life when taking the Wilderness Rated Chase at Clonmel yesterday.

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WKD Hurdle hottest race so far, says Mullins

Champion trainer Willie Mullins feels today’s WKD Hurdle at Down Royal is the hottest run so far this season.

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Little King Robin can strike again

Little King Robin is fancied to lead her rivals a merry dance in a decent renewal of the Grade 2 WKD Hurdle at Down Royal this afternoon.

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Meade keen on Apache’s chances

Noel Meade is excited to see Apache Stronghold make his chasing debut in the Porter & Co Beginners Chase at Down Royal today.

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Lame Magician out of Breeders’ Cup

Defending champion Magician has been ruled out of a repeat bid for glory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Saturday, having been found to be acutely lame on his off-fore.

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Shanahan’s Turn makes impressive chasing debut

Shanahan’s Turn made an impressive chasing debut when landing the Ballymore Christmas Fair Beginners Chase at the expense of Wounded Warrior in Punchestown yesterday.

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Fever fancied

Fever Pitch is the nap choice in the Wilderness Rated Chase at Clonmel this afternoon.

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Brendan Powell at Aintree in 2013

Powell and Bradley cleared of breaching rules

Trainer Brendan Powell and former top jump jockey Graham Bradley have been found not to be in breach of the rules following a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing last week over charges that Bradley was training horses under Powell’s name.

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Boston Bob

Mullins aiming big guns at Champion

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own and his Aintree and Punchestown-winning stable companion Boston Bob are among 12 horses confirmed for Saturday’s JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.

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Diablo looks poised to strike

Philip Dempsey’s Mr Diablo, given a spin over flights at Fairyhouse last January, can land the Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon.

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Paul Hanagan

Three and easy for ton-up Hanagan at Leicester

Paul Hanagan shot past the 100-winner mark for the calendar year with a treble at Leicester yesterday.

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Gordon Lord Byron

Byron pencilled in for Far East trip

Gordon Lord Byron will be prepared for a trip to Hong Kong in December after a potential Breeders’ Cup mission failed to materialise.

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Very Wood and Bryan Cooper

Workmanlike Very Wood makes solid start to his chasing career

Cheltenham Festival winner Very Wood made a solid start to his career over fences with a workmanlike success at Galway yesterday.

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Barry Geraghty and Seefood

Geraghty enjoys armchair ride as Seefood devours rivals

Barry Geraghty followed-up a double for Rebecca Curtis in Aintree on Sunday with another brace in Wexford yesterday, highlighted by the wide-margin victory of Seefood in the listed M W Hickey Memorial Chase.

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Mountainous back on National trail

Mountainous will have at least one prep run before thoughts turn to defending his crown in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on December 27.

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Windsor Park coasts to smooth success

Back at the scene of an effortless bumper success at the Festival, the classy Windsor Park proved the star of yesterday’s action in Galway, coasting to a smooth success over Marchese Marconi in the www.swordsecurity.com Amateur Race.

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Warrior set for hat-trick

Egyptian Warrior can continue Aidan O’Brien’s good run with his National Hunt horses by landing the Barna Recycling Rated Novice Hurdle at Galway this afternoon.

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Out Now’s class shines through in open

Derek O’Connor dominated yesterday’s Bruff point-to-point fixture at Rathcannon, the first Munster meeting of the season incidentally, by partnering three winners.

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Potentially high class Zawraq makes winning debut

Several possible Classic contenders were in winning action at Leopardstown yesterday with leading trainers Jim Bolger and Dermot Weld making positive noises in regard to next season.

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