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Sceaux simple as Mullins 'iron horse' strolls to third straight success

The Willie Mullins-trained challenger Un De Sceaux loomed large to take up the running at the second-last to stride to a record-breaking third win in the Grade 1 Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

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The New One makes history with fourth consecutive victory

For the fourth year in a row, the legendary hurdler, The New One, lit up a dank day at the course with a performance full of guts and glory to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday.

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A Toi Phil and American Tom face off in festival rehearsal

The Kinloch Brae has been won by Cheltenham Festival heroes Don Cossack and Newmill, both of whom landed the race twice, and while this year's event might not offer obvious clues, both A Toi Phil and American Tom hold entries at the festival.

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Champion Chase favourite Altior 50-50 to make comeback at Newbury

Altior is now '50-50' to make his return in Newbury's Game Spirit Chase on February 10 after his exercise regime was stepped up a gear at Seven Barrows on Saturday morning.

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Ejaaby impresses in Saturday Meydan feature

Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with a 4pm start time, was highlighted by a 1200m turf handicap –the Al Naboodah Electrical– contested by a competitive field of 15 and won impressively by Ejaaby.

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One for the history books as Boite becomes first winner after declared wind op

Warren Greatrex's eight-year-old Boite made history as he became the first winner after a declared wind operation at Taunton on Saturday.

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The Worlds End targeting galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle before The Festival

Trainer Tom George is hoping The Worlds End can put himself into the reckoning for top honours when he lines up in the £60,000 G2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle (3.35pm) at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 27.

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Mullen hits 400 in style on Al Ain Friday caard

Racing at Al Ain on Friday was highlighted by Round 2 of the Al Ain Marathon Series, a 3200m handicap for which seven went post and proved to be a career landmark 400th UAE winner for reigning champion jockey Richard Mullen.

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UK racing this weekend

On to the racing this weekend and my first mention has to be for our old friend The New One who is looking to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial at 2.40pm for the fourth year in a row.

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Slog in the testing Haydock mud sure to suit stamina-packed Hainan

Hainan may not have the class of some of the race’s previous winners – which include Bristol De Mai (2017), Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Jodami (1993 and 1997) and Bregawn (1982) – but none of his 12 rivals are likely to relish the demanding underfoot conditions as much as him in the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase at Haydock on Saturday

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Hat-trick and a slice of history are the carrots for ultra-tough Un De Sceaux

An eighth Grade 1 win and a history-making hat-trick of Clarence House victories could be beckoning for Un De Sceaux at Ascot on Saturday, the star chaser who landed this prize in 2016 and again a year ago when it was staged at Cheltenham.

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Heroic The New One bids for fourth consecutive win in race

The New One, who broke through the £1 million prize-money barrier when runner-up to Buveur D’Air in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton last month, bids for a remarkable fourth consecutive victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle at Haydock on Saturday

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Mulholland eyes Cheltenham's Festival Trials Day for progressive Tikkanbar

Promising novice Tikkanbar is set for another step up in class in the £32,000 G2 Ballymore Classic Novices' Hurdle over an extended two and a half miles at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 27

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Weekend audience up but overall figures fall short of last year

Slipping midweek audiences were one factor behind an overall dip in racecourse attendances in Britain in 2017, which although topping 5.95 million fell short of the 5.98m who attended in 2016.

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Cue Card ready for Ascot Chase then another Cheltenham appearance

Fan favourite Cue Card could be about to start the final legs of his farewell tour, but trainer Colin Tizzard is confident the 12-year-old can still deliver on the biggest stages.

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Seemar quartet formidable in Meydan's Saturday feature

Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday is highlighted by a fascinating 1200m turf handicap, the Al Naboodah Electrical, in which the main protagonists will be hoping to advertise their 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival claims.

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