PAUL NICHOLLS is able to call on one of last season's heroes for the first time this weekend, as defending champion chaser Dodging Bullets returns to competitive action at Newbury.
MOON RACER'S participation at the Cheltenham Festival remains "touch and go" according to trainer David Pipe, with the seven-year-old not sighted since winning the Champion Bumper last season.
BRITISH racing and the major betting shop operators will on Tuesday meet around a table for the first time since talks over the levy and remote gambling collapsed at the end of October to see what common ground can be found.
COLIN TIZZARD is plotting a Timico Gold Cup bid with Thistlecrack in 2017, should the Ladbrokes World Hurdle favourite come through the rest of this season unscathed.
MANY CLOUDS will be given one more start, at Kelso on March 5, before he bids to land back-to-back runnings of the Grand National at Aintree in April.
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DARREN EGAN has been banned from racing for 12 years after participating in "a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport" the BHA said on Monday.
International ratings expert Sam Walker analyses the Dubai World Cup and likes the look of a 16-1 shot.
WAR SOUND and Modus, the pair currently vying for favouritism in Saturday's Betfair Hurdle at Newbury, were on Monday among 31 confirmations for the £155,000 handicap.
Lee Mottershead on growing concerns for riders risking health to keep weight down.