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Felix Yonger returns from mini-break with win

Champions Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh teamed up to win the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown today with Felix Yonger returning from a mini-break to win for last season's leading trainer and jockey.

Well-named 'hardy mare' gains fifth chase win

Progressive mare She's Got Grit improved her strike-rate over fences to 50% with a fifth win in that sphere in the Grade B Mercury Engineering Handicap Chase at Leopardstown today, winning for trainer Terence O'Brien and jockey Adrian Heskin.

Aintree options for Leopardstown winner

Jonathan Burke has experienced a meteoric ride to prominence since landing the job as retained jockey to owners Alan and Ann Potts last summer and he partnered his 44th of the term when guiding their Sizing Granite to win the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Novice Chase at Leopardstown today.

Kid-gloves used by 'Slippers' in McManus 1-2

The J.P. McManus owned Sir Scorpion (16/1 into 11/1) had some supporters in the Racecourse Of The Year Handicap Hurdle at Leopardstown today and in the end was almost kidded to victory under his jockey Niall 'Slippers' Madden.

Do Be Doin' wins 'on one of his better days'

Claiming jockey Luke Dempsey followed up a successful weekend with another winner at Leopardstown today, steering Do Be Doin' to win the O'Callaghan Hotels Handicap Chase for trainer Martin Hassett.

Geraghty: Sprinter will be fitter

Barry Geraghty believes Sprinter Sacre will strip a good deal fitter at Cheltenham than he was for his comeback at Ascot.

Heck Thomas wins Leopardstown's opener

Trainer Noel Meade and stable jockey Paul Carberry combined to win the opening Leopardstown Club Summer Membership Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown today with Heck Thomas, winning in the ownership of J.P. McManus.

Meade issues Cheltenham update

Speaking following the win of his Heck Thomas at Leopardstown today, trainer Noel Meade gave an update on his Cheltenham team.

Ruby saddened by Walsh injuries

Ruby Walsh has offered sympathy to weighing-room companion Mark Walsh after he suffered a broken arm and a broken ankle at Thurles on Thursday.

Glen in quest for Navan spoils

Old-timer Glenquest bids to record his third victory of the season by beating four younger rivals in the Newgrange Veterans Handicap Chase at Navan on Sunday.

Wylie lines up Cheltenham team

Owner Graham Wylie has described Black Hercules as "a monster" ahead of his run in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cooper confidence behind Azorian

Bryan Cooper feels Azorian has a good chance of opening his account over fences in the Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase at the County Meath track on Sunday.

Irish pair do battle in France

Irish raiders Bayan and Gitane Du Berlais feature in a field of 10 for the Prix Juigne at Auteuil on Sunday.

Irish duo set Doncaster poser

Irish raiders Golan Road and Degenerous make the journey to Doncaster in search of picking up black type in the BetBright Cheltenham Festival Fund Mares' Novices' Hurdle.

Inexpensive Poitin gives Clarke 1st winner

Keith Clarke, who enjoyed some big days as a jockey, aboard the likes of Coolcashin and Montana Slim, and a cousin of Barry Geraghty, landed his first training success when Poitin took the finale at Dundalk, the Race & Dine At Dundalk From 17 Euro pp Handicap.

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Leopardstown
Nonrunners

2.05 Black Spot On , Golantilla

Meydan
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4.30 Line Of Reason , Kanaf , Fityaan

5.05 Farrier

Doncaster
Nonrunners

1.25 Fort Worth

2.00 Festive Affair

3.10 Cantlow

Kelso
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3.00 Chieftain's Choice

4.45 Queens Regatta

Lingfield
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2.20 Copper Cavalier , Dandys Perier , Nelson's Pride , Island Express

3.30 Pinzolo

4.40 The Yank , Saint Helena

5.15 Warm Order , Lazy Sioux

Newbury
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1.45 Paddocks Lounge

2.15 There's No Panic

4.00 Notnowsam

Races Coming Up

2.00 Huntingdon Best Prices: Lanceur (6/4) Perfect Summer (5/2) Simple Assignment (6/1) Myboyalfie (6/1) 14/1 BAR

2.10 Sedgefield Best Prices: Lovely Job (2/1) Film Director (10/3) Ice 'n' Easy (4/1) Red Danaher (9/2) 6/1 BAR

2.20 Navan Best Prices: Sam Red (6/4) Crystal Pearl (9/4) Hoodoo Brown (6/1) Good Cause (9/1) 14/1 BAR

2.30 Huntingdon Best Prices: Vivacissimo (3/1) Murtys Delight (4/1) Bertenbar (4/1) Brass Monkey (6/1) 10/1 BAR

2.40 Sedgefield Best Prices: Snapping Turtle (11/4) Expanding Universe (7/2) Debt To Society (9/2) Freedom Flying (6/1) 7/1 BAR

2.50 Navan Best Prices: Sizing Titanium (3/1) Badgerfort (4/1) Wildebeest (4/1) Cest Notre Gris (5/1) 7/1 BAR

3.00 Huntingdon Best Prices: For 'n' Against (13/8) North Germany (5/2) Stars Royale (6/1) Gamain (13/2) 10/1 BAR

3.10 Sedgefield Best Prices: King Of Glory (15/8) Houndscourt (10/3) Degooch (4/1) Saddlers Deal (11/2) 12/1 BAR

3.20 Navan Best Prices: Mine Now (3/1) Lion Na Bearnai (5/1) Westerners Son (13/2) Kilmainham (7/1) 9/1 BAR

3.30 Huntingdon Best Prices: Fredo (4/1) Fergal Mael Duin (4/1) Take The Mick (4/1) Safran De Cotte (9/2) 5/1 BAR

3.40 Sedgefield Best Prices: Kashstaree (3/1) Sparkling Hand (4/1) Whatdoesthefoxsay (5/1) Royal Moll (5/1) 7/1 BAR