Christian Williams is not far away from making a return to race riding after suffering a horrendous fall more than a year ago.
The flowering partnership between Paul Nicholls and Noel Fehily continued apace at Cheltenham when Sam Winner (4-1) ran out an easy victor of the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial, the first race on Paddy Power Gold Cup day.
Dougie Costello enjoyed a red-letter day at Cheltenham with a 28-1 double at the home of National Hunt racing today.
Travel problems proved fortuitous for Omix D'Or as the grey was rerouted from Fontwell to Hereford 24 hours later and emerged victorious in the Matthew Clark Novices' Handicap Chase today.
Harry Findlay admits he will be a satisfied man if Denman finishes an honest second to Kauto Star in tomorrow's totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup.
MOST people probably think the last week has been all about the likes of Master Minded and Denman, but I disagree.
Denman’s new jockey Tony McCoy cannot wait to take on Kauto Star in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 19.
Tony McCoy will ride Denman in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 19.
As Denman’s Gold Cup prep looms – either in the Irish Hennessy or the Aon Chase - Tony McCoy has quashed speculation he has been offered the ride at Cheltenham in March.
With Denman not in competitive action on his very own day at Exeter it was up to stablemates Inchidaly Rock, Take The Breeze and The Minack to take up the slack.
Denman dutifully carried out a personal appearance at Exeter today with a racecourse gallop.
IT appears as if Noel Fehily could face a lengthy suspension, after he was referred to the British Horseracing Authority by the Cheltenham stewards on Thursday.
Made In Japan ended a barren run stretching back to 2004 at Cheltenham – the scene of his Triumph Hurdle victory in the very same year.
PAUL Nicholls believes conditions are very much turning in favour of Kauto Star as the nine-year-old bids to become the first horse to regain the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup crown today.
Christian Williams believes I’msingingtheblues has been overlooked in the betting for the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy.
PAUL Nicholls admits time may be running out to get Denman back to his brilliant best ahead of the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 13.
Paul Nicholls plundered his second big prize at Doncaster in as many weeks when I’msingingtheblues landed the williamhill.com Handicap Chase.
Big Fella Thanks, carrying the famous colours of Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Denman, chose the valuable Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster to open his account over fences.
Deep Purple looks to build on his burgeoning reputation over fences in the Stan James Wayward Lad Novices’ Chase at Kempton tomorrow.
Paul Nicholls accepts the handicapper has not made life easy for his two runners in Sunday’s totesport.com Becher Handicap Chase at Aintree.
It will come as a surprise if Mount Cook does not go on to better things following his smooth success in the Morgan Ashurst Novices’ Handicap Chase at Taunton.
Thundering Star, easily the most high-profile horse on view at the meeting, provided Paul Nicholls with a good omen for The Open this weekend when landing the Morgan Ashurst Novices’ Hurdle at Taunton.
Briareus overcame a near two-year absence to deny the Paul Nicholls-trained I’msingingtheblues in the kempton.co.uk Graduation Chase.
PAUL HESSION faces a star-studded field in the 200m (4pm Irish time) at the world athletics finals in Stuttgart tomorrow.
Trainer Evan Williams and jockey Christian Williams were both cleared of any breach of the rules following the running and riding of Zamboozle at Worcester last month.
Trainer Evan Williams and jockey Christian Williams will face the British Horseracing Authority’s disciplinary panel tomorrow over the running and riding of Zamboozle last month.
Moon Over Miami is still set to take his place in the Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy, despite being pulled up at Warwick.
Owner David Johnson was non-committal about Over The Creek’s participation in the Coral Welsh National – despite the authoritative manner of his Hereford success.
Over The Creek was chopped by totesport into 16-1 for the Coral Welsh National after a bloodless victory at Hereford.
Neil Mulholland made a dream return to action after a seven-month spell on the sidelines with victory aboard Storymaker at Carlisle.
Trainer Evan Williams was the man to follow at Ludlow as he sent out a hat-trick highlighted by a double for rider John Flavin.
Rayshan is set for a crack at the Borders National at Kelso on December 9 after giving Rose Davidson a famous scalp at Carlisle.
Hollows Mist responded to all Richard McGrath’s calls to gamely hold Irish raider Drumnavaddy Lough by a neck in the Knauf Insulation “It’s Time To Save Energy” Handicap Chase at Newcastle.
Evan Williams has picked champion jockey Tony McCoy to ride bet365 Charlie Hall Chase favourite State Of Play.
Christian Williams was banned for three days (April 20-22) for using his whip with excessive frequency on Rosses Point after winning the Letheby & Christopher Handicap Hurdle at Worcester.
CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS sees last year’s winner Hedgehunter as the main threat to his mount Royal Auclair - one of seven Paul Nicholls runners - in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday.
RUBY WALSH hopes Hedgehunter can defy the weight of history by winning the John Smith’s Grand National for a second consecutive season.
Amanpuri completed a hat-trick of successes at Fontwell with a typically gutsy performance to land the Weatherbys Bank Handicap Hurdle.
There were no shocks in the opening race at Haydock Park as 2-11 chance Neptune Collonges obliged for those tempted to lay the odds.
Halcon Genelardis continued his climb up the novice chasing ranks with a resounding victory at Wetherby which provided trainer Alan King with his 300th career success.
Blazing Bailey proved the class act as he earned a possible trip to the Cheltenham Festival when maintaining his unbeaten record at Fontwell.
BARRY GERAGHTY has come in for the plum ride on Paul Nicholls’ exciting novice chaser Hoo La Baloo in Saturday’s Victor Chandler Handicap Chase.
SEE YOU SOMETIME posted one of the big-race shocks of the season so far with an 18-1 success in the Grade Two HBLB Cotswold Chase at Wincanton.
See You Sometime posted one of the big-race shocks of the season so far with an 18-1 success in the Grade Two HBLB Cotswold Chase at Wincanton.
Leading John Smith’s Grand National candidates Clan Royal and Silver Birch are set to clash – weather permitting – over hurdles at Warwick tomorrow.
Straw Bear was cut in the ante-post market for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after lowering the colours of Martin Pipe’s Acambo at Leicester on Tuesday.
Paul Nicholls will be without the services of Ruby Walsh at Sandown on Saturday.
Tom George found the ground and Idle Talk did the rest as the seven-year-old battled to a hard-fought victory in muddy conditions at Exeter.
Low-lying sun meant no fewer than six fences were omitted from the Unicoin Homes Chase at Cheltenham as thousands of racegoers packed the stands on New Year’s Day.
The Listener maintained his unbeaten record over fences with a brave victory in the Unicoin Homes “Dipper” Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham.
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