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Appleby hoping for swift Buick return

PA Sport 2:22pm, Wed 15 May 2019

Charlie Appleby hopes William Buick will be fit for action nest week (Nigel French/PA) Charlie Appleby hopes William Buick will be back in the saddle next week after undergoing a series of hospital tests. After riding the Appleby-trained Expressionist to victory at Ascot on Saturday, the Derby-winning jockey missed his intended mounts in France on Sunday after reportedly feeling unwell.

Japan out to strengthen Ballydoyle hand further

PA Sport 2:02pm, Wed 15 May 2019

Aidan O’Brien saddles Japan in the Dante Stakes at York (David Davies/PA) Japan bids to strengthen Aidan O’Brien’s grip on this year’s Investec Derby with victory in the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York. O’Brien has already won four trials for the premier Classic in the last week – with new Epsom favourite Sir Dragonet’s dominant display in the Chester Vase followed by Circus Maximus in the Dee Stakes, Anthony Van Dyck in the Lingfield Derby Trial and Broome in the Derrinstown.

Guineas victors in Coral-Eclipse contention

PA Sport 1:57pm, Wed 15 May 2019

Magna Grecia has been given an entry in the Eclipse (Mike Egerton/PA) Magna Grecia and Hermosa, winners of the 2000 and 1000 Guineas, feature among 64 entries for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 6. Aidan O’Brien has won the 10-furlong feature five times and saw his Newmarket hero of last year, Saxon Warrior, edged out by Roaring Lion in a thrilling finish to the 2018 feature at the Esher track.

Lah Ti Dar on song for Middleton return

PA Sport 12:33pm, Wed 15 May 2019

Lah Ti Dar scoots clear in the Galtres Stakes at York (Tim Goode/PA) John Gosden is looking forward to seeing Lah Ti Dar make her seasonal reappearance in the Al Basti Equiworld Middleton Stakes at York. A daughter of star stallion Dubawi out of the top-class racemare Dar Re Mi, the four-year-old certainly upheld family honour last term – winning her first three starts, including a 10-length demolition job in the Galtres Stakes at this venue last August.

Magical in mix as O’Brien seeks ninth Coronation Cup

PA Sport 11:51am, Wed 15 May 2019

Magical is among a team of seven entered by trainer Aidan O’Brien for the Coronation Cup (Julian Herbert/PA) Magical is one of seven Aidan O’Brien entries as he seeks to better his record tally of eight victories in the Investec Coronation Cup. While Ballydoyle appears sure to be well-represented at Epsom on May 31, dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable was a most notable absentee among 18 remaining entries published on Wednesday morning.

Too Darn Hot set to put Derby claims on line

PA Sport 11:27am, Wed 15 May 2019

Too Darn Hot wins the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket (Nigel French/PA) John Gosden expects to have a clear idea of whether Too Darn Hot is a realistic Derby contender after he runs in York’s Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes. The son of Dubawi enjoyed a faultless juvenile season, in which he completed his unbeaten run of four races with a facile top-level success in the Dewhurst at Newmarket.

Stradivarius one of eight as he defends Yorkshire Cup crown

PA Sport 11:00am, Wed 15 May 2019

Top stayer Stradivarius (left) makes his seasonal debut in the Yorkshire Cup (Tim Goode/PA) Stradivarius tops a field of eight declared for the Matchbook Yorkshire Cup on the Knavesmire. John Gosden’s brilliant and hardy performer took this prize 12 months ago on the way to scooping a million pound bonus in the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million with wins in the Gold Cup at Ascot, the Goodwood Cup and the Lonsdale Cup.

Tiger top of Gigginstown roll of honour

PA Sport 2:31pm, Tue 14 May 2019

Michael O’Leary with trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Davy Russell (Mike Egerton/PA)Following the shock news Michael O’Leary will be winding down the hugely successful Gigginstown House Stud operation over the next few years, Press Association Sport looks at five of the best horses to have carried the famous maroon and white silks:

Saval Beg for Capri and Southern France

PA Sport 4:22pm, Mon 13 May 2019

Capri is one of two Aidan O’Brien-trained entries in the Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown (Martin Rickett/PA) Aidan O’Brien is likely to run both Capri and Southern France in the Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes at Leopardstown. The pair are engaged as well in the Yorkshire Cup, also on Friday, but the Ballydoyle handler is keen to run them closer to home in a Listed race for which there are nine entries.

Buick on sidelines

PA Sport 2:44pm, Mon 13 May 2019

William Buick will not ride this week (Adam Davy/PA) William Buick is to take some time off as he is currently awaiting results of tests after feeling unwell. Last year’s Derby-winning jockey missed his rides in France on Sunday, and he has decided to sit out this week before returning.

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