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O'Keeffe targets Cheltenham glory with Sam Spinner despite scare

Trainer Jedd O’Keeffe targets Cheltenham Festival glory with Sam Spinner despite Doncaster scare  O’Keeffe says Sam Spinner’s jumping is getting slicker with every run Joe Colliver maintained Sam Spinner’s unbeaten race record over fences  But drama came on the sixth fence when Sam Spinner sent Colliver into the air Trainer Jedd O’Keeffe says Sam Spinner’s jumping […]

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Altior major doubt for King George

Nicky Henderson has revealed Altior is “extremely unlikely” to take up his entry in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase after failing to fully convince connections during a workout on Saturday morning. The Seven Barrows handler confirmed earlier this year that his dual Queen Mother Champion Chase hero would be stepped up in distance this […]

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Inter Dominion dream team prove unstoppable again

The ultimate Inter Dominion combination of Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen created history by completing a pacing and trotting double at Alexandra Park on Saturday. They sit one-two on the table of Inter Dominion wins after favourite Ultimate Sniper and Winterfell delivered the expected results in Auckland. Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen won the Inter […]

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Sam Spinner v Windsor Avenue at Doncaster

Jedd O’Keeffe believes Sam Spinner is in fine shape as he bids to take his unbeaten record over fences to three in the Bet365 December Novices’ Chase at Doncaster on Saturday. The Grade One-winning hurdler faces only two rivals in the three-mile heat, and heads to Town Moor on the back of two victories over […]

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Trainers agree Quackerjack the one to catch

It will be the mouth-watering clash of the Country Championships winner and Provincial Championships victor in Saturday’s $250,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes (1600m) at Randwick. But, while both camps have plenty of respect for each other, they’re more worried about the race favourite, Quackerjack. Bobbing’s trainer Bernie Kelly knows his horse will give Noble Boy […]

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Riders Onthe Storm tops Caspian Caviar Gold Cup 16

Ante-post favourite Riders Onthe Storm is one of 16 runners declared for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Formerly trained in Ireland by Gold Cup-winning trainer Tom Taaffe, the six-year-old made a successful debut for Nigel Twiston-Davies in a valuable event at Aintree last month. Despite a 13lb hike in the weights, the Scorpion […]

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Breeders reaping benefits of prizemoney windfall ahead of sales

Racing’s huge prizemoney boost has resulted in Australian and New Zealand breeders making available more than 4000 yearlings over the next four months. Between them the two Australian bloodstock companies – Inglis and Magic Millions – have already sent out yearling catalogues for five of their sales and New Zealand Bloodstock have finalised their Karaka […]

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Windsor Avenue v Sam Spinner at Doncaster

Brian Ellison has confirmed Windsor Avenue will take on fellow northern star Sam Spinner in the bet365 December Novices’ Chase at Doncaster on Saturday. Already a dual bumper winner and successful twice over hurdles, Windsor Avenue has made a huge impression in winning each of his two starts over fences to date, scoring by 21 […]

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Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, December 12

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, December 12 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday’s meetings at Taunton, Wolverhampton, Newcastle, Chelmsford City and Warwick.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Thursday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW  12.30 Eritage 1.00 Wild Max 1.30 Not Never 2.05 Midnight Magic […]