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Anibale Fly limbering up for season ahead

PA Sport 4:30pm, Thu 18 Oct 2018

Anibale Fly winning at Leopardstown last Christmas (PA) Anibale Fly could make his seasonal debut early next month as connections map out another exciting campaign for the Tony Martin-trained gelding, who was third in this year’s Gold Cup and fourth in the Grand National.

Sizing John gearing up for return to action

PA Sport 4:22pm, Thu 18 Oct 2018

Sizing John following his victory in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase last season (PA) Jessica Harrington reports Sizing John to be on course to return to action before Christmas. The 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero has not been seen since disappointing in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase last December and was being prepared to defend his Cheltenham crown when he sustained a pelvic injury.

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A look at the international raiders on Champions Day

Laura King 2:01pm, Thu 18 Oct 2018

image-left-align big-race-preview-National-HuntIn just a few short years since its inception in 2011, Champions Day has carved itself out a place as the real finale to the British flat season, and the Ascot fixture rarely disappoints. Coming two weeks after the Arc and two before the Breeders’ Cup, the meeting may always struggle somewhat for international participation, but still sees two French raiders and one Czech runner make the journey this time around.