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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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Don Cossack top chaser with mark of 175

Don Cossack has been announced as the highest-rated jumps horse of the 2014/15 season in the Anglo-Irish Jump Classification on a mark of 175.

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Kaleefa justifies favourtism

The Dermot Weld-trained Kaleefa earned a valuable winning bracket when justifying 5/6 favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden in Roscommon last night.

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