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Annie Power poised to return

Annie Power could make her eagerly-awaited return to action next week after starring among the entries for Wednesday’s punchestown.com Mares Hurdle.

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Kayf Supreme leads the way in Thurles race

No Cheltenham clues, but some nice performances on a good afternoon for punters at Thurles, where Jim Dreaper continued his fine recent run, Willie Mullins picked up his obligatory winners, Eoin Griffin enjoyed an overdue change of luck, and Ballychorus brought her sequence of unfortunate falls to an end with a well-deserved victory.

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Today's Tips: Road To Respect poised to make breakthrough at Thurles

Point to point winner Road To Respect is yet to make the breakthrough after three runs on the racecourse, but Eoin Griffin’s five-year-old can right that wrong in the two-mile-six Cashel Maiden Hurdle this afternoon at Thurles.

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Guinness Trophy not for sale, but there may yet be a happy ending

Just a couple of weeks ago I mentioned a Curraheen benefactor seeking to buy the Guinness Trophy for no other reasons than to maintain its relationship with the track and to ensure it would continue to serve as a perpetual trophy for a high-profile competition.

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Killultagh Vic ruled out of Cheltenham

Killultagh Vic has been ruled out of Cheltenham and is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury setback.

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Gigginstown happy to play the waiting game with Gold Cup plans

Racing manager Eddie O’Leary insists no decisions will be made until Festival week on which horses represent Gigginstown House Stud in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Cheltenham Countdown: All is not lost with Ivanovich Gorbatov for the Triumph

Testing ground at Leopardstown last weekend proved a great leveller for many horses with Cheltenham aspirations, and the markets tumbled in many directions before settling once more in the last couple of days.

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Marked decrease in instances of careless riding in 2015

There was a marked decrease in the number of instances of careless riding in 2015, the Turf Club yesterday revealed when releasing its integrity racing statistics.

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Have we overestimated the quality of our staying chasers?

Current crop are a smart bunch, but not by any means a brilliant one. Yes, says Tommy Lyons

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Paul Nicholls: Dominant Cheltenham will seal trainers’ title for Willie Mullins

Paul Nicholls has conceded it would be near impossible to claim a ninth National Hunt Trainers’ Championship should Willie Mullins dominate at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

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Vautour to sit out the weekend's action

Willie Mullins will plan the next move for Vautour after deciding not to run the King George runner-up at the weekend.

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Stuart Crawford ponders Ryanair Chase option for Fine Rightly

Stuart Crawford is not ruling out a crack at the Ryanair Chase with Fine Rightly after his good effort in the Irish Gold Cup at the weekend.

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Traffic Fluide blow leaves Gary Moore sickened

Gary Moore has been dealt a blow with the news his smart chaser Traffic Fluide will miss the rest of the season.

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Willie Mullins dominates Betfair Hurdle contenders

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their ground.

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Ptit Zig to stay over hurdles this season

Ptit Zig is set to stay over hurdles for the remainder of this season following a fair effort in defeat in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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One more run for Shantou Flyer before Cheltenham Festival

Shantou Flyer is likely to have another run before crossing the Irish Sea for next month’s Cheltenham Festival.

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Thistlecrack to be aimed at the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Colin Tizzard last night revealed Ladbrokes World Hurdle favourite Thistlecrack will aimed at the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup next year.

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Ex-jockey Darren Egan hit with 12-year ban

Former jockey Darren Egan has been suspended from racing for 12 years.

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Colin Tizzard: Cue Card in ‘excellent shape’

Colin Tizzard can barely wait for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Cue Card.

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Road To Riches’ defeat leaves Bryan Cooper with a straight choice of Dons

And then there were two. There won’t be any public declaration of abandonment but it seems clear Bryan Cooper’s choice of Cheltenham Gold Cup mounts is now between the two Dons — Cossack and Poli — after Road To Riches disappointed at Leopardstown on Saturday.

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Nicky Henderson to check Peace And Co for breathing issues

Nicky Henderson will check Peace And Co for any potential breathing issues after he disappointed at Sandown on Saturday.

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Brilliant Mulcahys Hill turns on style for the annual Tallow point-to-point meeting

All roads led to Conna yesterday for the annual Tallow point-to-point meeting and Mulcahys Hill lit up the meeting by posting a scintillating frontrunning performance for the in-form Martin Hassett stable to claim victory in the four-year-old maiden.

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Carlingford Lough comes from nowhere on day of shocks at Leopardstown Irish Gold Cup meet

On Saturday afternoon Leopardstown hosted an Irish Gold Cup meeting which threw many Cheltenham markets into complete disarray.

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Denis Lynch seals spot in the World Cup final decider at Bordeaux

Show jumper Denis Lynch qualified for the World Cup final with another solid display in the last qualifier at Bordeaux on Saturday.

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Gitane Du Berlais bounces back to form as Carrigmoorna Rock perishes in Naas

Without a win since landing the Grade One Scilly Isles Novice Chase at Sandown a year ago, Gitane Du Berlais made all to capture the listed BBA Ireland Ltd Opera Hat Mares Chase in Naas yesterday.

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Jaytee Valencia dominates from the front at Curraheen Park

Jaytee Valencia ensured his name was first in the draw for next weekend’s Gain Gup 2016 final when taking the opening semi-final on Saturday night at Curraheen Park. Paul Hennessy’s dog, the 4-5 favourite, was first to show, and used the rails draw to lead Star Orchard to the turn.

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