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“She’s probably the best mare I’ve ever ridden” – Huge praise for Golden Ace after facile Cheltenham April Meeting success

Cheltenham Festival form came to the fore on day two of the Cheltenham April Meeting as Golden Ace glided to an easy victory. The six-year-old mare landed a memorable success at last month’s Festival in the Grade 2 Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, and her improvement showed no sign of stopping on Thursday after her eight-and-a-half-length […]

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“I’ll have the same again tomorrow!” – Danny Mullins lands memorable Grade 1 treble at the Dublin Racing Festival

No one could stop Danny Mullins on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival as he swooped up the first three Grade 1 races at Leopardstown. The nephew of top Irish trainer Willie Mullins, who trained all three of his winners, began the day with the biggest-priced winner of his treble thanks to the success […]

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“I’m a lot more confident than I was at Cheltenham” – Thunder Rock with strong Scottish Champion Chase claims

Max McNeill believes Thunder Rock can put his Cheltenham disappointment far behind him this weekend, though Sunday’s Scottish Champion Chase could be his last outing over fences. The Olly Murphy-trained eight-year-old was sent off a well-backed 3/1 for the valuable December Gold Cup at Prestbury Park on his last start but he failed to make […]

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“I might come back for the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham” – John McConnell considering Cheltenham raid with Mahler Mission

Irish trainer John McConnell is eyeing up a return to Cheltenham Racecourse in the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase with Coral Gold Cup runner-up Mahler Mission.  The seven-year-old gelding has visited Prestbury Park on three occasions during his career, notably in the Grade 2 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when falling at the second-last […]

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“He has that excellence in midfield” – Darrell Clarke hails Liam Sercombe’s pivotal impact on Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town manager Darrell Clarke believes Liam Sercombe’s ability to “galvanise” his teammates is key to the success of The Robins this season. Sercombe scored the only goal against Cambridge United on Saturday thanks to a beautifully-weighted chip over Jack Stevens. Clarke and Sercombe worked together at Bristol Rovers between 2017 and 2018, so the […]