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Kennedy floored on Leopardstown bow
Much-vaunted youngster John F Kennedy could finish only second on his debut in the Frank Conroy EBF Maiden at Leopardstown. Aidan O'Brien's inmate had been ante-post favourite with some firms for next season's Investec Derby, but hardly set pulses chasing as he was comprehensively beaten by Hall Of Fame as the 8-11 favourite. Joseph O'Brien's partner seemed to take a long time to find his rhythm, but he was not aggressively ridden once the Jim ...read more

Gosden waits on Eagle call
John Gosden plans to walk the course at Ascot on Friday before making a final decision on whether to let Eagle Top line up in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday. The three-year-old was a brilliant winner of the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting last month and was supplemented for this weekend's Group One showpiece at a cost of £75,000 on Monday. However, Gosden was hoping for rain and with the chances of any fal...read more
Kiyoshi dips in grade for Valiant
Charlie Hills is hoping Kiyoshi can gain an overdue success when dropped in class for the Listed Woodcote Stud EBF Stallions Valiant Stakes at Ascot on Friday. The talented filly has not won since taking the Group Three Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, but has only tackled Group One races since then. Placed in the Moyglare Stud and Cheveley Park Stakes on her final starts as a two-year-old, she made a belated seasonal debut in the Coronati...read more
Horsted heads International runners
Ante-post favourite Horsted Keynes is among a maximum field of 29 declared for the Longines International Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. The Roger Varian-trained four-year-old will attempt to go one better than on his last visit to the Berkshire venue. That came at the Royal meeting when he was second...read more
Candy sweet on hot-shot Alonsoa
Alonsoa became the second two-year-old to flag up obvious Group-race potential within the space of a week for the thriving Henry Candy stable after victory in the Listed Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes at Sandown. Last Friday, Limato had created a big impression at Newbury, and th...read more
BHA confirms seventh morphine case
Tony Carroll admitted his surprise at discovering one of his horses had been caught up in the morphine case, in which seven horses have now tested positive for the banned substance. The first the Worcestershire trainer knew of the situation was when the British Horseracing Authority informed him tha...read more
Big guns in Irish Champion frame
Australia, Mukhadram and African Story are among 37 horses still on contention for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes following the second entry stage. Dual Derby hero Australia is one of many entries for Aidan O'Brien, with the likes of Leading Light, Chicquita and King George contender Magician all ...read more
Farraaj sidesteps York return
Roger Varian has resisted the temptation to let John Smith's Cup hero Farraaj return to the Knavesmire for Saturday's Sky Bet York Stakes. The five-year-old looked ready for a return to Pattern level when defying top-weight in one of the most fiercely contested handicaps of the summer earlier in th...read more
Stars align for Sussex showdown
Big guns Toronado and Kingman remain on course for the latest 'Duel on the Downs' following the confirmation stage for the Qipco Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday. The talented duo were among nine horses left in the Group One showpiece over a mile. Toronado took the prize 12 months ago...read more
Classy entries for Champagne
Exciting juveniles Ivawood, Faydhan and Richard Pankhurst feature among 92 entries for this year's £75,000 Group Two Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on September 13. The trio are all prominent in the betting for next year's 2000 Guineas following impressive starts to their careers, with Ivawood havin...read more
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