Un De Sceaux right back to his best

Tuesday, the opening day of the Punchestown, was to be Willie Mullins’ day. Expectation was high that the stable could make the necessary start in its bid to reel in championship leader Gordon Elliott in the race for the trainers’ title. And so it did.

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Nicholls bullish ahead of Vicente’s history bid

Paul Nicholls believes Vicente has a “massive chance” of becoming the first horse in over a century to win three consecutive renewals of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr today.

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Concordin provides joy for Tyner

Limerick, deputising for the currently un-raceable Kilbeggan, hosted a seven-race programme last evening and the feature, as such, the www.limerickraces.ie Handicap Chase, was won in good style by the Robert Tyner-trained and JP McManus-owned Concordin.

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Low Sun dazzles for Katie O’Farrell

Low Sun sprang a major surprise in the €100,000 RYBO Handicap Hurdle in Fairyhouse yesterday, giving 7lbs claimer Katie O’Farrell the biggest win of her career and the first leg of a magnificent double.

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Grand master: Hoiles must ‘do the race justice’

ITV racing commentator, Richard Hoiles, was a busy man last night.

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Grand memories of red letter days

Red Rum will always be associated with Aintree and the Grand National. A gelding bred to be a sprinter transformed the ailing race into the behemoth it is now and in the process became a celebrity that opened shops, starred on television shows and sold merchandise. Through it all, Derek Critchley, a key member of the Ginger McCain team, had a front row seat, writes Daragh Ó Conchúir

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Might Bite ‘ready to do himself justice’

Nicky Henderson believes Might Bite is ready to do himself justice in the Betway Bowl at Aintree today.

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Baie Des Iles and Katie Walsh all the rage in National

Baie Des Iles has been all the rage with punters as momentum builds around Katie Walsh’s mount in the Randox Health Grand National.

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Pat Smullen focused on recovery after tumour diagnosis

Jockey Pat Smullen is “fully focused” on making a complete recovery after he was diagnosed with a tumour.

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Shelbourne Park’s 22-week closure proves costly for Irish Greyhound Board

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) yesterday released an interim 2017 statement which provides an overview of the financial position and highlights the impact of Shelbourne Park’s 22 week closure.

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Footpad rerouted to Aintree

Willie Mullins confirmed last night that Footpad is likely to head for Aintree after being taken out out of the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.

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