BACCARDYS COMPLETES GRADE 1 DOUBLE FOR MULLINS TEAM

PUNCHESTOWN FESTIVAL RACE NEWS SERVICE FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017     BACCARDYS COMPLETES GRADE 1 DOUBLE FOR MULLINS TEAM   A red-letter day for amateur Patrick Mullins continued when, 35 minutes after winning the Grade 1 BETDAQ Punchestown Champion Hurdle, he claimed another top-flight success aboard Baccardys (10/1) in the Grade 1 TATTERSALLS IRELAND CHAMPION NOVICE HURDLE over two and a half miles.   The-five-year-old came out best by a short-head from 13/8 Fav Finian’s Oscar with a victory that helped both his own bid…

Friday’s news ahead of Sunday’s G1 APQEII Cup

Friday Tracknotes Bietolini looks to “miracle” horse Dicton Pakistan Star, from raw German yearling to internet hit     Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup Tracknotes – Friday, 28 April, 2017 BLAZING SPEED – HK Cantered on the inner all-weather track.   DESIGNS ON ROME – HK The 2014 APQEII Cup winner enjoyed a steady canter on the inner all-weather track. Trainer John Moore said: “He’s fit and he’s in good heart but he’s in the twilight of his career now – he’s more of…

Wicklow so brave for Mullins

Willie Mullins took a €19,420 lead in the battle for the trainers’ championship when Irish St Leger winner Wicklow Brave (12/1) took the €250,000 GRADE 1 BETDAQ PUNCHESTOWN HURDLE. But for Mullins, every bit as important as the prize money, was the fact that the trainer’s amateur son Patrick was in the saddle, securing victory with an inspired front-running ride. “Patrick winning this race means so much to me, the prize money was not what was on my mind,” said the successful trainer. “The horse took off…

Thursday’s news ahead of Sunday’s G1 APQEII Cup

Thursday tracknotes Werther in the zone with final gallop Barrier Draw reaction United States swansong, a Hong Kong first   Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup Tracknotes – Thursday, 27 April, 2017   BLAZING SPEED – HK Worked on the main all-weather track. Tracked up behind his lead horse under a tight hold in the home straight to clock 54.1s  (28.8, 25.3). Trainer Tony Cruz said: “I would say condition-wise, fitness-wise, he is 100 percent.” Blazing Speed   DESIGNS ON ROME – HK The 2014…

Pletcher seriously considering Royal Ascot challenge with American Patriot

Leading US trainer Todd Pletcher revealed today that he is “serious considering” the £600,000 Group One Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is the first race of the five-day spectacular, taking place at 2.30pm on Tuesday, June 20. The four-year-old War Front colt landed the biggest victory of his career last time out when getting up close home for a neck success in the G1 Maker’s 46 Mile on turf at Keeneland on April 14. American Patriot…

© 2017 Racenews · One Bird Design · RSS Feed · Log in