NICKY HENDERSON has another major Cheltenham contender in his team in the shape of Call The Cops, whose easy Saturday success has left him 8-1 favourite with Ladbrokes for the Pertemps Network Final.
GITANE DU BERLAIS made light of a return to hurdling with a brilliant solo effort under Jacques Ricou, fully vindicating Willie Mullins's decision to take up this valuable alternative to the Cheltenham Festival.
BRYAN COOPER is relishing the prospect of riding Gigginstown’s galaxy of stars, headed by Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Road To Riches, at the Cheltenham Festival.
DESIGNS ON ROME is set to head to Meydan for the Dubai Sheema Classic for his next start after bagging a third Group 1 prize when he floored his rivals in the Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup at Sha Tin racecourse on Sunday.
AN important prep race for the Japanese turf Grade 1 circuit ended in Nuovo Record coming out on top in the clash of three Classic winners.
ASTON VILLA are 11-10 to be relegated after Tim Sherwood suffered a second defeat in two Premier League matches in charge.
ANY concerns Willie Mullins may have had over Vautour appeared to evaporate after the trainer expressed himself "very happy" with how the JLT Novices' Chase favourite worked after racing at Leopardstown on Saturday.
ALMOONQITH emerged as an exciting staying prospect in giving Paul Hanagan a fourth win on the card in a race in which Godolphin's smart stayer Cavalryman appeared to break down in running.
PAUL NICHOLLS won his seventh Greatwood Gold Cup and nailed a Saturday winner for the 18th successive week as topweight Sound Investment justified favouritism at 7-2 - having been advised by Pricewise at 6-1.
Jon Ivan-Duke of William Hill on a Paul Nicholls-trained runner coming in for support
Dave Orton with another Cheltenham fancy
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