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Vautour

Vautour still in Ryanair picture

Vautour is one of five potential runners for Willie Mullins after a total of 18 horses stood their ground for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

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Tony McCoy

Shock as 66/1 chance Misu Mac comes good off basement mark of 23

Misu Mac earned the distinction of becoming one of the lowest-rated horses ever to win a race when overcoming her basement mark of 23 when beating three rivals to spring a 66-1 surprise at Southwell yesterday.

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Shock as 66/1 chance Misu Mac comes good off basement mark of 23

Misu Mac earned the distinction of becoming one of the lowest-rated horses ever to win a race when overcoming her basement mark of 23 when beating three rivals to spring a 66-1 surprise at Southwell yesterday.

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Ryan Moore

War Envoy can make Moore’s trip worthwhile

War Envoy might make Ryan Moore’s first visit to Dundalk worthwhile by landing the listed Patton Stakes tonight.

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Harry Fry lines up double raid at Fairyhouse

Harry Fry is set to be double-handed in the Irish Stallions Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse this weekend after confirming both Bitofapuzzle and Desert Queen for the Easter Sunday Grade One.

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Charlie Mann in seventh heaven after Seventh Sky success

Charlie Mann hailed Seventh Sky “a trainer’s dream” after he secured the fifth win of an excellent campaign in the feature event at Warwick yesyterday.

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Willie Mullins could run two in Aintree Hurdle

Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of running two of his stable stars in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle on Thursday week.

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Fairyhouse to be AP McCoy’s last Irish engagement

One of the biggest racing crowds of the year is expected to be boosted next weekend by confirmation that the Fairyhouse Grand National meeting will be AP McCoy’s last Irish engagement before his retirement.

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Injured Jason Maguire ruled out for rest of racing season

Grand National-winning jockey Jason Maguire will miss this year’s renewal of the world’s greatest steeplechase as he sits out the rest of the campaign to recover from injury.

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Jim Bolger rates Lucida highly

Jim Bolger has compared Lucida to his dual Classic-winning filly Finsceal Beo ahead of a likely tilt at the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3.

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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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