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Magic J likely to make Burradon bow at Newcastle

PA Sport 3:00pm, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Magic J impressed in winning at Yarmouth (Graham Clark/PA) Ed Vaughan’s Magic J is likely to reappear in the Ladbrokes Burradon Stakes at Newcastle on Good Friday. Vaughan had intended to run the once-raced Scat Daddy colt in the Greenham at Newbury on Saturday.

Varian anticipating Mot Juste progress following Gwyn return

PA Sport 1:25pm, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Mot Juste wins the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket (Simon Cooper/PA) Roger Varian expects Mot Juste to improve for the run when she makes her reappearance in the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket. The American-bred filly really got her act together at the end of her juvenile campaign – winning her final two starts including victory over the Nell Gwyn course and distance in the Oh So Sharp Stakes six months ago.

Feilden Stakes will point way for Kadar

PA Sport 12:30pm, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Karl Burke expects to find out more about Kadar at Newmarket (Tim Goode/PA) Karl Burke expects to find out which direction he will be taking in the future with the promising Kadar after he runs in the Bet365 Feilden Stakes at Newmarket. Kadar was a winner of his only start at two, and Burke was dissuaded on more than one occasion from giving him a second run at the end of last season because of concerns about fast ground.

Zakouski bids to double up for Appleby in Craven

PA Sport 10:42am, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Charlie Appleby saddles Zakouski in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket (Simon Cooper/PA) Zakouski will face nine rivals when he bids to provide Charlie Appleby with a second successive victory in the bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket. The Newmarket handler saddled Masar to win the recognised trial for the Qipco 2000 Guineas last season. The New Approach colt went on to finish third in the Rowley Mile Classic before claiming Investec Derby glory at Epsom.

Alpha Delphini will resume in Temple Stakes

PA Sport 10:00am, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Alpha Delphini (right) just touched off Mabs Cross in the Nunthorpe (Tim Goode/PA) Bryan Smart’s dramatic Nunthorpe winner Alpha Delphini will make his seasonal reappearance in next month’s Temple Stakes at Haydock. The Hambleton handler feels his sprinter’s Group One penalty would have made life very difficult in the Palace House Stakes, in which he was a close third at last year’s Guineas meeting behind Mabs Cross, so is happy to wait for the Merseyside contest on May 25.

Supasundae to defend Punchestown crown

PA Sport 9:30am, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Supasundae gets the better of Buveur D’Air at Aintree (Nigel French/PA) Jessica Harrington is looking forward to seeing Supasundae defend his crown in the BETDAQ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. The nine-year-old doubled his Grade One tally in the two-mile contest last season – having landed the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown earlier in the year.

Tramore abandoned after heavy rain

PA Sport 8:34am, Mon 15 Apr 2019

Monday’s meeting at Tramore has been abandoned (Nick Potts/PA) Tramore’s scheduled meeting has been abandoned following an inspection on Monday morning. After heavy rain at the course on Sunday, and with a forecast for more to come, it was announced a precautionary inspection would take place.

Greenham hero Mohaather in fine form following Newbury success

PA Sport 4:05pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Mohaather wins the Greenham Stakes at Newbury (Julian Herbert/PA) Marcus Tregoning reported Mohaather in fine fettle the morning after his impressive display in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury. Having rounded off his juvenile campaign with a surprise success in the Horris Hill Stakes at the Berkshire venue, the Showcasing colt confirmed there was absolutely no fluke about that victory with an authoritative display on his seasonal reappearance.

Antagonize on course for Burradon bow

PA Sport 3:24pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Bryan Smart could have a nice prospect on his hands (Mike Egerton/PA) Bryan Smart’s unbeaten Antagonize is set to put his Classic credentials on the line in the Listed Burradon Stakes over a mile at Newcastle on Good Friday. The Epaulette colt won both his starts as a juvenile and still holds an entry in the 2000 Guineas.

Charlie Fellowes to move to Bedford House Stables

PA Sport 3:16pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Charlie Fellowes will be moving to Bedford House Stables (Simon Cooper/PA) Trainer Charlie Fellowes has announced his purchase of Bedford House Stables in Newmarket. The historic yard had been the home of Luca Cumani since 1976, but following his retirement from training at the end of last season, Fellowes will now be the new occupant.

Thundering Blue pointing towards Richards return

PA Sport 2:45pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Thundering Blue improved enormously last season (John Walton/PA) Thundering Blue is on course to return to action in the Bet365 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown on April 26. The popular grey won the Group Two York Stakes last season before outrunning his 50-1 odds to finish third to Roaring Lion in the Juddmonte International.

Persian King reigns in Fontainebleau prize

PA Sport 2:13pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Persian King (right) winning at Newmarket last season (Nigel French/PA) Persian King predictably outclassed his rivals in the Prix de Fontainebleau at ParisLongchamp. Andre Fabre’s inmate won three of his four starts as a juvenile last season – completing his hat-trick in the Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

Options open for Creationist

PA Sport 1:56pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Roger Charlton trains Creationist (John Walton/PA) Wednesday’s bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket is one of a few options under consideration for exciting colt Creationist. After finishing a highly-promising third on his racecourse debut at Kempton in December, the Nick Bradley Racing-owned youngster opened his account at the same track shortly after the turn of the year before following up in impressive fashion at Newcastle in February.

Brendan Powell eager to start new role with Joseph O’Brien

PA Sport 12:49pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Brendan Powell retired from training earlier this week (Max Nash/PA) Recently-retired trainer Brendan Powell is looking forward to a new chapter after revealing he is to join Joseph O’Brien’s powerful team. The rider of 1988 Grand National hero Rhyme ‘N’ Reason, Powell announced on Tuesday he was handing in his training licence.

Mot Juste and Main Edition headline Nell Gwyn contenders

PA Sport 12:22pm, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Mot Juste runs in the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket (Simon Cooper/PA) Mot Juste and Main Edition are among 11 fillies declared for the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket. Roger Varian’s Mot Juste was seriously impressive on her final two starts as a juvenile – rounding off her campaign with a Group Three victory over the Nell Gwyn course and distance in the Oh So Sharp Stakes.

Balding sets French Guineas target for Bye Bye Hong Kong

PA Sport 11:55am, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Bye Bye Hong Kong and Silvestre de Sousa return (Graham Clark/PA) Andrew Balding is leaning towards sending Bye Bye Hong Kong on his travels after earmarking the French 2000 Guineas as his next target. The Kingsclere handler is favouring an outing in the French Classic for the son of Street Sense, following his victory in a Kentucky Derby trial at Chelmsford on Thursday.

Murphy hoping to repeat big-race heroics of 2018

PA Sport 11:24am, Sun 14 Apr 2019

Oisin Murphy with Roaring Lion following the Juddmonte International (Tim Goode/PA) If there is a new name to be engraved on the Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship trophy at the end of this season, there is a good chance it could be the one of Oisin Murphy. After finishing second behind three-times champion Silvestre de Sousa last year, many people believe the 23-year-old has what it takes to go one better this time round.

Chatez collects Spring Cup honours

PA Sport 5:34pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Chatez and William Buick (right) lead Indeed and Callum Shepherd home to win the Spring Cup at Newbury (Julian Herbert/PA) Chatez rolled back the years to leave his younger rivals in the shade with a game success in the MansionBet Spring Cup at Newbury. After failing to fire over hurdles, the Alan King-trained eight-year-old, who was the joint oldest runner in the mile contest, made a successful switch back to the Flat when getting up by a neck to deny Indeed.

Magical performance thrills O’Brien on return

PA Sport 5:16pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Ryan Moore and Magical were winners of the Alleged Stakes at Naas (Julian Herbert/PA) Magical further enhanced her growing reputation with an impressive victory on seasonal debut in the Group Three Alleged Stakes at Naas. Aidan O’Brien’s four-year-old was an even-money favourite, having won the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot last October before going on to push the mighty Enable hard when runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.

Gladness glee for Weld with Imaging at Naas

PA Sport 4:35pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Dermot Weld’s Imaging won the Gladness Stakes at Naas (Brian Lawless/PA) Imaging was a hard-fought winner of the Group Three Gladness Stakes at Naas. Dermot Weld’s four-year-old got the better of a bunch finish to prevail by half a length, making it two out of two this season after his Listed success at Leopardstown just 10 days ago.

Takingrisks has Scottish National in safekeeping for Richards

PA Sport 4:07pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Takingrisks and Sean Quinlan were victorious in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr (Jeff Holmes/PA) Takingrisks caused a 25-1 surprise in the Coral Scottish Grand National for trainer Nicky Richards and jockey Sean Quinlan. Richards, whose father Gordon won the race twice, way back in 1969 with Playlord and again in 1990 with Four Trix, has enjoyed a resurgent couple of seasons.

Mohaather is emphatic Greenham winner

PA Sport 3:09pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Mohaather and Jim Crowley win the Watership Down Stud Greenham Stakes at Newbury (Julian Herbert/PA) Mohaather emerged as a genuine Qipco 2000 Guineas contender with a clear-cut success in the Watership Down Stud Greenham Stakes at Newbury. Successful in the Horris Hill Stakes on his final start at two, he was sent off a 9-2 chance in the absence of Classic favourite Too Darn Hot, who had been expected to make his reappearance.

Dandhu’s Darling win gives Elsworth Classic hand

PA Sport 2:54pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Dandhu (red cap) secured her Guineas ticket in winning at Newbury (Julian Herbert/PA) Veteran trainer David Elsworth has a genuine Classic contender on his hands after Dandhu prevailed in a blanket finish for the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury. Second in the Rockfel Stakes when last seen, the Dandy Man filly was weak in the betting and drifted out to 8-1 in the race better known as the Fred Darling.

Mighty Marmelo powers home at Newbury

PA Sport 2:07pm, Sat 13 Apr 2019

Marmelo (blue cap) flew home in the hands of Gerald Mosse at Newbury (Julian Herbert/PA) Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo flew from the clouds to make a winning return to action in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Stakes at Newbury. On entering the final furlong, Hughie Morrison’s stable star looked booked for fourth as Aspetar, Laraaib and Defoe broke clear in a race better known as the John Porter.

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