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Greatness swoops to conquer

Tony Martin’s Greatness arrived from the clouds to justify favouritism in the Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle, initiating a double for Plate hero Shane Shortall at Galway yesterday.

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King reigns in Sussex duel

John Gosden’s grip on the top level of British Flat racing tightened even further as Kingman again showed stunning acceleration to prise Goodwood’s Qipco Sussex Stakes away from Toronado yesterday.

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Pearl can sparkle in Hurdle

The Guinness Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit this afternoon is a total puzzle and only a supreme optimist would be in any way confident of finding the winner.

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Panther good value for another Cup success

Brown Panther looks good value to complete back-to-back victories in the Artemis Goodwood Cup.

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Dubawi Phantom withdrawn following intervention by stewards

The Paul Gilligan-trained Dubawi Phantom was withdrawn from the €40,000 Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle at Galway yesterday, following the intervention of the stewards.

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Road lands Plate Riches for Meade

Noel Meade, a trainer with a long history at Galway, saddled his first winner of the Plate when Road To Riches ran his rivals ragged at Ballybrit yesterday.

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Cotai gives Hills first British Group winner

Cotai Glory shone as brightly as the Glorious Goodwood sunshine yesterday as he offered Charlie Hills some respite with his first British Group winner of the season in the bet365 Molecomb Stakes.

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Kingman to reign supreme in Sussex

Only four remain in today’s feature at Glorious Goodwood, the Sussex Stakes, but the leading players stand their ground and that provides an opportunity for the John Gosden-trained Kingman to prove himself the star miler across the generations.

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Balnaslow can produce a big run in Plate

Willie Mullins’ Balnaslow is a hopeful choice in the Tote sponsored Galway Plate at Ballybrit this afternoon.

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Vastonea swoops to conquer

Vastonea gave veteran trainer Kevin Prendergast his sixth win in the race when sweeping through late to land the featured Topaz Mile Handicap at Galway last night.

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SHINING STAR: Beckwith Star (Brian Hayes) goes clear to win the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle at Galway last evening.

Quick picks up prize for Martin

A year ago Tony Martin and Stephen Clements combined to land the Connacht Hotel Handicap with Edeymi and they repeated the feat last night when Quick Jack stormed away with the first feature of the week at the Galway festival.

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Shield set to defy top weight

Shield can get punters away to the perfect start by landing the opening Topaz Novice Hurdle at Galway tonight.

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ONE TO BEAT: Toormore's winning form over course and distance swings the Lennox Stakes verdict firmly in his favour.

Toormore to benefit from drop in trip

There’s a low-key start to Goodwood’s Glorious meeting, with the Group 2 Lennox Stakes the feature on day one.

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Kingman and Toronado set for Sussex Stakes showdown

Kingman has been given the go-ahead to meet top four-year-old Toronado in tomorrow’s Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

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Missunited sidesteps Galway for Goodwood

Mick Winters is keeping his fingers crossed for some ease in the ground at Glorious Goodwood as Missunited aims to get back on the winning trail in Thursday’s Sterling Insurance Lillie Langtry Stakes.

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Pallasator boosts claims for Ebor

Pallasator boosted his claims for the Betfred Ebor with an emphatic victory in the GL Events Owen Brown Handicap at Ascot yesterday.

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Munich mission impossible for Noble

Noble Mission had to settle for second place behind Germany Derby runner-up Lucky Lion in the Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich.

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O’Brien’s Jamaica set to thwart Weld bid for 23rd win

The claregalwayhotel.ie colts and geldings EBF Maiden, at the opening stage of the Galway festival tonight, has been won an astonishing 22 times by Dermot Weld.

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Taghrooda ‘something else’, says Hanagan

Paul Hanagan feels Taghrooda has the world at her feet after she rewrote the turf record books with a stunning victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

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Telescope: Attempts to fulfil destiny in King George.

Telescope reaches for the stars

All eyes will be on Telescope as the much-vaunted colt finally gets the chance to fulfil his destiny when he goes for Group One glory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot today.

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Magician, with Joseph O'Brien up, on the way to winning the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas last year. Picture: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Magician looks set to do the trick in King George

The going is key to this afternoon’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Ascot, with very few of the eight runners suited by cut in the ground.

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Sindarban to top up the tank for Galway Festival

It really is the calm before the storm in Irish racing this weekend.

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Bayan (nearest) won well at  Leopardstown recently in preparation for next  week's Galway Hurdle.

Bayan takes aimat Galway Hurdl

Gordon Elliott tells Caroline Whelan that he’s really looking forward to next week’s Galway Festival…

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