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Briery Queen on course for Cheltenham Festival date

PA Sport 11:23am, Mon 23 Jan 2017

Briery QueenNoel Williams believes Briery Queen has done enough to warrant an entry in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

The Blewbury handler plans to give the eight-year-old a short break before the Grade One contest, for which she is a general 25-1 shot, on March 14.

Nicky Henderson rules out Clarence House option for Altior

PA Sport 11:06am, Mon 23 Jan 2017

AltiorNicky Henderson will resist the temptation of running Altior in Saturday's rescheduled Clarence House Chase at Cheltenham.

The unbeaten novice was in the original entries but was not declared for the Grade One event, which was called off last Saturday due to a frozen track at Ascot.

Gordon Elliott hoping for Leopardstown rain ahead of Don Poli Gold run

PA Sport 9:09am, Mon 23 Jan 2017

Don PoliGordon Elliott is hoping to see plenty of rain for Don Poli ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 12.

The eight-year-old was pulled up on his first start for Elliott at Down Royal in November, but put that well behind him when finding only stablemate Outlander too good in the Lexus Chase at Christmas.

Leicester call early check due to frost threat

PA Sport 8:23am, Mon 23 Jan 2017

Leicester RacecourseTuesday's meeting at Leicester will have to pass a precautionary inspection at 8am.

Officials have called the morning check due to the threat of frost, with temperatures forecast to possibly dip below freezing overnight.

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