IT MAY be all about the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup for Don Poli next year, but he could sign off his novice chase season with a third consecutive Grade 1 victory as the Punchestown festival starts on Tuesday.
HUGO PALMER has warned punters not to dismiss Home Of The Brave lightly for Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Paul Hayes scored from the penalty spot for Wycombe against Exeter in the 12th minute of second-half added time. It was the winning goal. Wycombe were pushing for promotion from League Two.
NEWBURY maiden winner Intilaaq and promising French colt Territories were on Monday supplemented for Saturday's Qipco 2,000 Guineas at a cost to connections of £30,000 apiece.
BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE, who was as short as 12-1 for Sunday's Qipco 1,000 Guineas, will miss the race after meeting with a slight setback.
VOILADENUO recorded a notable success for father and son partnership Wilfred and Guy Denuault, but Harry Fry will not recall his first trip to Auteuil with much affection after Activial ran on to be fifth (later promoted to fourth).
RICHARD JOHNSON paid tribute to his old rival and friend Tony McCoy the day after the 20-time champion jockey bowed out the sport on Saturday, saying he believed McCoy's retirement tour "showed exactly how great a man he is".
VAUTOUR will not run in Tuesday's Grade 1 Boylesports Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to show his usual sparkle in a work out this weekend.
BLAZING SPEED lived up to his name as he showed a blistering turn of foot in the closing stages of a race in which gallant globetrotter Red Cadeaux could never get into a challenging position.
GEOFF HUFFER has scrapped plans for a sensational return to the training ranks to head owner Phil Cunningham's new Rebel Racing project in Newmarket with Dave Morris instead called up to take over the licence for the ambitious new operation .
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