PA Sport 4:17pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Kevin 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).
PA Sport 3:53pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Trainer 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.
PA Sport 3:46pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Mjjack 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
PA Sport 3:40pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Zarkamiya, 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.
PA Sport 2:20pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Andre Fabre will keep Wind Chimes for the French 1000 Guineas after her defeat in the Prix la Grotte.
Owned by the Coolmore triumvirate of John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, the Mastercraftsman filly won both her starts at two last year.
PA Sport 1:16pm, Thu 19 Apr 2018
Gordon Elliott's Folsom Blue was a notable absentee among the final declarations for Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.
Unlucky in the Irish National on Easter Monday, the drying ground this week has not been in his favour and the rejuvenated 11-year-old will stay at home.