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Un De Sceaux Auteuil-bound

Un De Sceaux is set to return to Auteuil on Saturday instead of lining up in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle at next week’s Punchestown Festival.

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Lord Adare can set the record straight

Lord Adare, a somewhat unlucky loser at Limerick last month, can set the record straight in the Point-To-Point Evening 15th May Maiden Hurdle at Tipperary this evening.

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Our Channel books Derby ticket

William Haggas could put his perfect Epsom record on the line after Our Channel’s narrow victory in the Investec Derby Trial earned the colt a place in the Classic on June 7.

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Culloty keen on Gold run for Spring Heeled

Jim Culloty is planning to let his Cheltenham hero Spring Heeled line up in Saturday’s bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown – as long as he does not have to carry top-weight.

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Gutsy Aerlite rules supreme

Aerlite Supreme gained a gutsy win over the flattering Usa in the featured P & D Lydon Plant Hire Rated Hurdle in Ballinrobe yesterday, completing a double for trainer Michael Hourigan and Adrian Heskin.

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Stars coming back to something like his best

Willie Mullins’ Thousand Stars came back to something approaching his best when running away with the Grade 2 Keelings’ Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse yesterday.

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Geraghty shuts out rivals to win first Irish National

Barry Geraghty won his first Irish Grand National when driving the Jonjo O’Neill-trained and J P McManus-owned Shutthefrontdoor to a hard fought success over Golden Wonder and Saoirse Dun at Fairyhouse yesterday.

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Mixed fortunes for King

Johnny King experienced mixed fortunes on Amateurs Day in Cork, completing a his first double on Winter Magic and Operating and being suspended for five days for using his whip with excessive frequency on his first winner.

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Noble can deliver

Noble Inn, who has been running well all season, without delivering too much, can land the nap in the P And D Lydon Plant Hire Rated Hurdle at Ballinrobe this evening.

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Rebel with a cause set for busy summer

Rebel Fitz is set for a busy summer after capitalising on Ballycasey’s fall to lift the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.

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Toner hits the target for Elliott

Gordon Elliott’s Toner D’Oudairies justified favouritism with a game display to land the Grade 3 Imperial Call Chase before a more than satisfactory attendance in excess of 6,000 at Cork yesterday.

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Hero 11/8 for Kirby Memorial after scintillating display

Boylesports Hero will be the favourite to land next weekend’s final of the €80,000-to-the-winner Con and Annie Kirby Memorial at Limerick following a scintillating display of raw pace in Saturday night’s semi-final.

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Goonyella can give Dreaper fifth National

Goonyella gets the vote to give Jim Dreaper a fifth success in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse today.

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Tango Time set to build on debut promise

The once-raced Tango Time can land the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden at Cork this afternoon.

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