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Listen Dear the standout bet on a big weekend

Much as I would love to ride Douvan in the Hilly Way Chase in Cork tomorrow, I can’t be in two places at once, and so I’ll be in Punchestown to ride Djakadam in the John Durkan Memorial. It’s a Grade 1 race, the biggest race of the day, and that’s the reason I’m going there.

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Min-mania could be set to return

This week the entries for Leopardstown at Christmas were unveiled and one of the more interesting races promise to be the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase on St Stephen’s Day.

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O’Brien hoping for pitch Perfect Candidate

Fergal O’Brien hopes a return to Cheltenham sparks Perfect Candidate back to his best form in today’s Unicoin Group Handicap Chase.

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A million reasons for Clondaw to head to Dubai

Connections of Clondaw Warrior have a million in mind for the nine-year-old, which won for the 12th time in his career when accounting for six rivals in the featured Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan (Peugeot) Hurdle yesterday afternoon at Clonmel.

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Yanworth looks set to sidestep International Hurdle

Yanworth is set to sidestep Saturday’s stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham and could instead contest the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.

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Douvan the star name among Hilly Way dozen

Douvan is the star name among 12 entries for the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork on Sunday.

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Ruby Walsh raises Ascot possibility for Un De Sceaux

Ruby Walsh has not ruled out Un De Sceaux making a return to trip to Britain on his next start to defend his crown in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase.

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Mouse Morris the big winner at HRI awards

Trainer Michael ‘Mouse’ Morris was the big winner at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards which took place yesterday afternoon in the Leopardstown Pavilion, the Fethard-based trainer scooping the Outstanding Achievement Award for becoming the first person in almost 150 years to train the winners of the Aintree and Irish Grand Nationals in the same season.

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