Moore expects Luger to stretch Able Friend in G1 Champions Mile

Able Friend will have to contend with only seven rivals in the HK$14 million Group 1 Champions Mile at Sha Tin on Sunday, 3 May, but trainer John Moore is taking nothing for granted. That is because the untapped Luger is among them. Moore rates Luger: He rates Luger as a serious threat to Able Friend’s burgeoning status. “I know he can beat the rest, but I don’t know that he can beat Luger,” said the Australian. “What that horse did in the Derby, sitting…

Gigginstown giants poised for Punchestown‏

-Road To Riches and Don Cossack set to go for Gold -Lieutenant Colonel bids to bounce back from Cheltenham -Big team for Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle includes Alpha Des Obeaux and No More Heroes Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud will bid to round off the Irish season on a high at next week’s Punchestown Festival with leading contenders in most of the big races. The five-day Festival runs from Tuesday, April 28 through to Saturday, May 2. Gigginstown’s colours have prevailed in the BIBBY…

Red Cadeaux “fit as a flea” as he closes in on earnings record

The evergreen Red Cadeaux, a favourite among racing fans the world over, is as ‘fit as a flea’ according to his constant travelling companion Robin Trevor-Jones in the lead-up to Sunday’s HK$20 million Group 1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (2000m) at Sha Tin. The nine-year-old, on his 25th racing trip abroad, did little more than stretch his legs on the all-weather track this morning but trainer Ed Dunlop’s assistant is more than happy with his condition. “He raced in Australia nine days ago. He’s fit…

Racing returns to Epsom Downs on Wednesday with Investec Derby Trial

Monday, April 20, 2015 – Racing returns to Epsom Downs this Wednesday, April 22, with the Investec Spring Meeting. A field of five goes to post for the 10-furlong £50,000 Investec Derby Trial (3.20pm), which offers the winner an automatic entry for the £1.325 million Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6 (if not already entered or a gelding). The quintet is headed by Christophermarlowe (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori), who is unbeaten in two starts, having taken a mile maiden at Sandown Park in…

Fascinating Classic trials at Newbury on Saturday

European Champion Two-Year-Old Belardo heads a top-class field for the £60,000 Group Three AON Greenham Stakes (2.50pm) at Newbury on day two of the Dubai Duty Spring Trials Meeting, Saturday, April 18. The seven-furlong contest is a leading trial for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas and last year’s renewal saw Kingman beat Night Of Thunder impressively. The pair reopposed in the Newmarket Classic, with Night Of Thunder coming out on top by half a length. Belardo (Roger Varian/James Doyle) will carry the famous Godolphin silks for…

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