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Turf Talk: Moore opts for strong book of rides at Town Moor

The fact Ryan Moore rides at Doncaster instead of Sandown looks noteworthy, with the multiple champion jockey having a strong book of rides on Town Moor.

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Charlie Appleby

Turf Talk: Top-table Tryster targets Juddmonte

Tryster is expected to be kept competing at the top table for the time being with the Juddmonte International at York earmarked as a potential target.

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Trainer David O'Meara.

Turf Talk: Birkdale bidding for two wins from two starts since switch to O’Meara stable

Birkdale can make it two wins in two starts for David O’Meara by landing the totepool Chatelherault Palace Handicap at Catterick.

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Trainer Paul Midgley.

Turf Talk: Beverley winner Line Of Reason looking to improve his CV

Line Of Reason secured his first win in a year at Beverley last time out and now he is back on form, he can add Hamilton’s EBF Stallions Soba Conditions Stakes to his CV.

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Michael Dods

Turf Talk: Mecca’s King heading for Nunthorpe – but only if she’s in the best shape possible

county durham TRAINER Michael Dods believes a series of circumstances led to the disappointing performance of Mecca’s Angel in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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John Smith's Northumberland Plate contender Seamour.

Turf Talk: Norton trainer Ellison pins Northumberland Plate hopes on Seamour

ROYAL Ascot winner Commissioned was a notable absentee from the acceptors for Saturday’s historic John Smith’s Northumberland Plate at Newcastle.

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Wichita Lineman.

Sky Sports presenter to front ITV Racing team

ITV has announced that Ed Chamberlin will present its racing coverage when the channel takes over from current broadcaster Channel 4 in 2017.

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Trainer Kevin Prendergast with Awtaad after his winning ride in The Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.

Turf Talk: Awtaad is a cut above the rest whatever the ground conditions reckons trainer Kevin Prendergast

Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Awtaad is on course to further advertise his championship credentials in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.

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Jockey Pat Smullen celebrates after winning the Investec Derby.

Smullen hails Derby as greatest ever victory

“My greatest day is racing” is how Pat Smullen described his success on Harzand in the Investec Derby at Epsom yesterday.

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William Haggas

Turf Talk: Haggas keeping Sky Kingdom’s Royal Ascot options open

NEWMARKET-based Yorkshireman William Haggas is to keep his options open as to which race Sky Kingdom will contest at Royal Ascot should he make it to the meeting.

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John Gosden

Turf Talk: Yalta a big spot on the Royal Ascot radar

Yalta is on the radar of many people with Royal Ascot in mind and if those aspirations are to come to fruition, the EBF Stallions Youngsters Conditions Stakes at Pontefract really should be his for the taking.

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Wings Of Desire ridden by Frankie Dettori (centre) during the Investec Derby Breakfast with the Stars, at Epsom Downs.

Horse for Courses: Gosden is thrilled by his ‘business-like’ contender

Connections of leading Investec Derby contender Wings Of Desire expressed deep satisfaction by the manner in which he handled the track at Epsom on Tuesday morning.

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Max Dynamite

Turf Talk: Skiffle tunes up for Investec Oaks

Skiffle is poised to be supplemented for the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday week.

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Ralph Beckett, would prefer softer ground for Diamonds Pour Moi in the Oaks.

Turf Talk: Minding odds-on for the Investec Oaks but Diamonds Pour Moi could be a gem on a softening track

Short favourite Minding and Mark Johnston’s Middleham raider Fireglow feature among 24 acceptors for the Investec Oaks at Epsom on June 3.

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Midterm

Turf Talk: Hamstring problem leaves Midterm’s Derby prospects hanging in the balance

Midterm’s participation in the Investec Derby is in the balance after the colt was found to have suffered a setback following his run in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York.

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Jess Leighton polishes the Yorkshire Cup in preparation for the festival. PIC: Simon Hulme

Duke to give Royal seal of approval as race meeting off to perfect start

PRINCE ANDREW is due to join spectators on the Knavesmire today when the summer season of racing at York comes under starter’s orders.

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Aidan O'Brien

Turf Talk: O’Brien poised to test more Derby contenders at potentially enlightening Leopardstown meeting

While the British action is merely average fare, the card at Leopardstown promising to be most enlightening as Aidan O’Brien tests yet more Investec Derby contenders in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial.

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WINNING POST TV: Horse racing preview 4th May

WINNING POST TV: Horse racing preview 4th May

Check out the latest edition of The Winning Post as we look ahead to this weekend’s national and local horse racing meetings

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Aidan O'Brien

Turf Talk: US Armey Ranger in line for assault on Chester Vase

US Army Ranger has a stern examination of his credentials as an Investec Derby contender when he lines up for the MBNA Chester Vase on the Roodee tomorrow.

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Trainer Bryan Smart  with Kentuckyconnection.

Turf Talk: Smart money on Kentuckyconnection for the Dante – but only if the going’s good enough

The Betfred Dante at York on May 12 could be the next stopping point for Kentuckyconnection should ground conditions be in his favour.

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