THERE might be a cloud hanging over Don Cossack at Gordon Elliott’s stable but that has not stopped the trainer describing his team for the season as the best he has ever had.
ALTIOR, whose five-race winning streak over hurdles last season culminated in a brilliant victory from Min in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, will spearhead Nicky Henderson's team of novice chasers, the trainer revealed at his annual owners'
DUCHESS ANDORRA showed a willing attitude to spring a surprise and register a first win at Group level when narrowly fending off Laganore.
THE injured Cathy Gannon, who at one stage had hoped to be back in time for the Shergar Cup, will not be seen on a racecourse again this year with the latest update from her specialist suggesting a return to raceriding in the new year.
HARZAND’S participation in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will depend on how quickly he recovers from being struck into in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
JEAN-CLAUDE ROUGET has warned he is still not persuaded of the case for diverting impressive Irish Champion Stakes winner Almanzor to the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
FRANKIE DETTORI will team up with Dermot Weld at Leopardstown on Saturday when he partners Fascinating Rock in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes.
HARZAND is set to line up in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday with ground conditions looking favourable for the dual Derby winner.
NOW OR NEVER, one of the leading lights of Michael O'Callaghan's Curragh yard but off the track since Royal Ascot, is primed to return to action in Saturday's Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
IN-FORM Tipperary trainer Andy Slattery plans to run both Creggs Pipes and Planchart in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend on Saturday week.
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