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Brando repeats Abernant heroics at Newmarket

PA Sport 4:17pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018

BrandoKevin Ryan continued his recent domination of the Connaught Access Flooring Abernant Stakes as Brando claimed back-to-back victories at Newmarket in the hands of Tom Eaves.

Brando obliged as the even-money favourite for this six-furlong Group Three 12 months ago, providing his Hambleton-based trainer with a third victory in four years following the previous triumphs of Hamza (2014) and Astaire (2015).

Death announced of Irish Grand National hero Our Duke

PA Sport 3:53pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018

Our DukeTrainer Jessica Harrington has announced the death of Irish Grand National winner Our Duke.

The eight-year-old, who won the Fairyhouse showpiece as a novice last season, suffered a heart attack.

He had endured an interrupted campaign this season after disappointing on his return to action at Down Royal in November.

Karl Burke mulling Haydock contest for Newmarket victor Mjjack

PA Sport 3:46pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018

MjjackMjjack could have a date at Haydock on Saturday week if the ground is suitable.

Karl Burke's grey won at Newmarket on Tuesday but must have sufficient cut in the ground to be seen at his best.

"We'll see what the handicapper does as originally we were going to go to Haydock a week on Saturday for a £45,000 race," said Burke

Beautifully-bred Zarkamiya makes winning start to racing career

PA Sport 3:40pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018

Alain de Royer-Dupre trains ZarkamiyaZarkamiya, the filly by Frankel out of Zarkava, made a stylish winning debut in the Prix de la Lancette at ParisLongchamp.

There wouldn't be many with better breeding than the one trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre and it appears the apple has not fallen very far from the tree.

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