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Morans snap up bumper winner Hollymount

PA Sport 3:52pm, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Gordon Elliott has picked up another exciting recruit in Hollymount (Simon Cooper/PA) Exciting bumper mare Hollymount is set to join Gordon Elliott after being sold for £300,000 on Tuesday. The Goffs January Sale usually takes place at Doncaster, but both horses in training and National Hunt breeding stock were this year sold entirely online due to the restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ghaiyyath crowned best in the world for 2020

PA Sport 3:40pm, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Ghaiyyath was crowned the best horse in the world (David Davies/PA) Ghaiyyath has been crowned as the Longines World’s Best Racehorse for 2020. Trained by Charlie Appleby for Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation, Ghaiyyath won three of Europe’s biggest Group One contests.

Allaho leads charge for Mullins

PA Sport 2:39pm, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Allaho after winning at Fairyhouse last year (Gary Carson/PA) Allaho leads a four-strong team for Willie Mullins in the rescheduled Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles. The Cheveley Park Stud-owned seven-year-old has already been placed twice at the Cheltenham Festival, having finished third in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle and the RSA Novices’ Chase, and is this year being targeted at the Ryanair Chase.

Native River ready for Cotswold challenge

PA Sport 2:21pm, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Native River is all set for Cheltenham (David Davies/PA) Owner Garth Broom is optimistic the fire still burns brightly in Native River as the 2018 Gold Cup winner returns to the scene of his finest hour for the Cotswold Chase. Now an 11-year-old, Broom’s pride and joy has won more than £1million in prize-money – with a Welsh National and a Hennessy Gold Cup also on his record.

Santini not certain to line up in Cotswold chase

PA Sport 11:52am, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Santini is only 50-50 for this weekend (David Davies/PA) Last season’s Gold Cup runner-up Santini is only “50-50” to run in the Paddy Power-sponsored Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday. Nicky Henderson is not keen to run the nine-year-old, who was second to Al Boum Photo in March, on very testing ground so close to his main assignment.

Tate plotting direct route to Finals Day for Victory Heights

PA Sport 11:33am, Tue 26 Jan 2021

Victory Heights is to go straight to all-weather finals day at Lingfield in April (Tony Knapton/PA) Victory Heights is to head for the Ladbrokes All-Weather Three-Year-Old Championship Final without another run. The James Tate-trained colt booked his place at Lingfield on Good Friday with victory in a fast-track qualifier at Wolverhampton in early December.

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