Dream Of Dreams ready for Hungerford Stakes test

Dream Of Dreams bids to belatedly strike Group-race gold in the Unibet Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Sir Michael Stoute’s charge has not managed to get his head in front since landing a Listed prize at Windsor in May of last year, subsequently beaten a head in successive renewals of the Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot, by Blue Point and Hello Youmzain respectively. Source: Read Full Article

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Frankie Dettori takes over on Mishriff at Deauville

Mishriff bids for another major success in France this summer – with Frankie Dettori for assistance, in regular partner David Egan’s absence on a second successive occasion. Egan, first jockey to owner Prince Faisal, missed out on Mishriff’s Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby) victory because of quarantine regulations and is ruled out again on Saturday, this time because he is serving a five-day suspension picked up at Goodwood. Source: Read Full Article

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Frankie Dettori set to miss York Ebor Festival

Frankie Dettori is set to miss next week’s Ebor Festival at York after opting to ride in France this weekend. The popular Italian was booked by trainer John Gosden to partner his French Derby hero Mishriff in Saturday’s Group Two Prix Guillaume D’Ornano at Deauville, and the unbeaten St James’s Palace Stakes winner Palace Pier in the Group One Prix Jacques le Marois the following afternoon. Source: Read Full Article

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He Knows No Fear pips hot favourite for record 300/1 success

He Knows No Fear became the first ever 300/1 winner in horse racing history at Leopardstown on Thursday. The rank outsider stormed home from well off the pace under Chris Hayes to collar hot favourite Agitare on the line in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. Trained and owned by Luke Comer, the three-year-old colt only had the one prior start, when he was finished in front of just two other rivals at Limerick. Beaten 18 lengths there, he showed […]

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Johnny Murtagh targets star mares at Matron Stakes

Johnny Murtagh considers both Know It All and Champers Elysees legitimate contenders for the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown next month. Following an impressive Group Three win at Leopardstown, the Qatar Racing-owned Know It All came close to providing the legendary jockey with his first top-level success as a trainer when narrowly denied by Watch Me in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on August 2. Source: Read Full Article

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Pinatubo pointed towards Prix du Moulin

Charlie Appleby has confirmed the Prix du Moulin as the next objective for his star colt Pinatubo. Crowned champion juvenile last season following an unbeaten six-race campaign, the son of Shamardal lost his aura of invincibility after finishing third in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket and second in the St James’s Palace at Royal Ascot on his first two starts of 2020. Source: Read Full Article

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Root may have pulled off a captaincy master-stroke by backing Anderson

PAUL NEWMAN: Joe Root may have pulled off a captaincy masterstroke with show of support for England talisman James Anderson after ‘one bad game’ The 38-year-old took just one wicket in the first Test against Pakistan  His failure to have an impact sparked some talk of a retirement from the game Anderson will definitely play in Thursday’s second Test at the Ageas bowl  Captain Root adamant his record wicket-taker will soon be back to his best It is fair to […]

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England v Pakistan: Babar Azam must become a match-winner – Shahid Afridi

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam must “become a match-winner” before he can be compared to the likes of England’s Joe Root or India’s Virat Kohli, says former all-rounder Shahid Afridi. Babar, 25, scored 69 and five as Pakistan lost to England in the first Test of the three-match series. He averages 44.74 from 27 Tests. “He is very talented – the backbone of the team – but needs to score big runs,” Afridi told BBC Sport before the second Test, which […]

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