Leicester call early check due to frost

Tuesday’s meeting at Leicester will have to pass a precautionary inspection at 8am. Officials have called the morning check due to the threat of frost, with temperatures forecast to possibly dip below freezing overnight. The going is currently described as soft on the hurdles course and good on the chase track. continue reading in source

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Elliott hopes for rain for Poli

Gordon Elliott is hoping to see plenty of rain for Don Poli ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 12. The eight-year-old was pulled up on his first start for Elliott at Down Royal in November, but put that well behind him when finding only stablemate Outlander too good in the Lexus

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Briery Queen on track for Festival

Noel Williams believes Briery Queen has done enough to warrant an entry in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. The Blewbury handler plans to give the eight-year-old a short break before the Grade One contest, for which she is a general 25-1 shot, on March 14. After landing a handicap at Cheltenham on

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Security takes down Turbojet

A review of the rest of Sunday’s meeting at Naas as Noel Meade’s Art Of Security won on the card. Art Of Security mowed down long-time leader Turbojet to claim top honours in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle at Naas on Sunday. The winner of a Navan bumper last season, the

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Mona could head straight to Festival

Lifeboat Mona could head straight to the Cheltenham Festival after continuing her winning streak at Sandown. The Paul Nicholls-trained seven-year-old ended last season with victory at Wincanton and picked up where she left off with an impressive display in an Ascot handicap in November. She returned to Listed class at the Esher venue on Saturday

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