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Thewheelrake and Johnny King get stuck in the last fence in the 5&6-Y-O Geldings Maiden at the Durrow point-to-point. Picture: Healy Racing

Ramone no one-hit wonder

 

Bill Farrell claimed the biggest success of his training career on the first day of the Flat season at the Curragh yesterday as unconsidered 100-1 shot Ramone clinched a shock victory in the Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes.

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Acebo clocks up win no. 5 in mares open

Crrigeen Acebo is providing the Lalor family from outside Clonmel with some tremendous sport this season and the seven-year-old recorded her fifth consecutive point-to-point success of the campaign by winning a thrilling mares’ open at yesterday’s Cloyne Harriers meeting at Dromahane.

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Joseph O'Brien

O’Brien plans to continue to ride under both codes

Joseph O’Brien plans to continue riding under both codes after finishing down the field on his first ride over jumps at Limerick.

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Togoville and Gary Carroll winning their 4th race at Dundalk from Straits Of Zanzibar last night.

Togoville strikes again

Progressive grey Togoville struck again for Georgios Pakidis and Gary Carroll in the featured At The Races Price Rush On Facebook Handicap as Dundalk’s winter season closed last night.

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Flemenstar

Back-to-form Felix can upstage Flemenstar

Felix Yonger might upstage triple Grade 1 winner Flemenstar on his return to action in today’s Grade 2 Webster Cup in Navan.

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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O’Brien set on returning to Flat

Joseph O’Brien has every intention of returning to action on the Flat this season after electing to miss the opening day of the Irish season at the Curragh tomorrow to ride over hurdles at Limerick.

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Cian O’Connor grateful for his Good Luck

Cian O’Connor has been anonymous by his own standards for the past few months, but he gave a powerful reminder of his intent last weekend, when winning the World Cup qualifier at Live Oak International in Ocala, Florida, writes John Tynan.

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Newmarket moves to avoid split repeat

Newmarket has announced changes to the course layout for the Qipco Guineas Festival, with the stalls for the first two Classics of the season set to be on the stands rail rather than the centre of the track.

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Bronze Angel must defy weight to claim Lincoln crown at Doncaster

Dual Cambridgeshire winner Bronze Angel heads a maximum field of 22 for the Betway Lincoln at Doncaster tomorrow.

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In-form Luke Dempsey showcases talents as the Thunder Zone roars at CIT race Week

In-form Luke Dempsey again proved his star quality when partnering Thunder Zone, the outsider of just three runners, in the CIT race Week Hurdle on Student Race Day in Cork yesterday.

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Tattersalls Gold Cup first up for Free Eagle

Free Eagle is set to make his seasonal bow in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on May 24.

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Improving Flintham lives up to family name

Flintham continued a magical month for the Mark Bradstock stable when returning to winning ways in the Centerplate Banquet Catering Handicap Hurdle at Ffos Las.

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Townend tops Curtis list for Grand National hope Teaforthree

Paul Townend is top of Rebecca Curtis’ jockey list for the ride on Teaforthree in the Crabbie’s Grand National.

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Pour Deux can defy fitness concerns in Dundalk

John Oxx might strike with his first runner of 2015, Pour Deux, in tonight’s finale in Dundalk.

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Crystal Pearl can get off the mark for Charles Byrnes

Crystal Pearl should be capable of giving Charles Byrnes his first success of 2015 in the opener on Cork’s Red FM Student Race Day at Cork racecourse in Mallow today.

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Tullow Tank to have tilt at Ryanair Gold Cup

The Tullow Tank is being prepared for next month’s Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse following a wasted journey to the Cheltenham Festival.

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Gleneagles set for Curragh spin

Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles will strut his stuff at the Curragh on Sunday after Aidan O’Brien confirmed the exciting colt will be part of the Ballydoyle contingent working after racing.

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Weighty problem for Stuccodor in Lincoln

Dermot Weld’s Stuccodor will have to carry top weight to victory if he bids for back-to-back wins in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire on Sunday as the Irish Flat season gets under way at the Currgah.

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Paul Stafford adds to gains at Hexham as Better B Quick rewards favourite backers

Irish trainer Paul Stafford kept up his fine run of form at Hexham as Better B Quick rewarded favourite-backers in the SIS Handicap Chase.

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Barry Geraghty

Geraghty hopeful of making Punchestown

Barry Geraghty’s hopes of making the Punchestown Festival rest on a meeting with his surgeon in four weeks’ time.

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Flemenstar

Flemenstar set for weekend return

Flemenstar will make his long-awaited return in Saturday’s Webster Cup at Navan.

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Faugheen

Mullins aims Champion Hurdle big guns at Aintree

Willie Mullins intends to enter his Champion Hurdle big guns at the Aintree Grand National meeting.

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