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Turf Talk: Smart sets up Alicante Dawn raid on big-money Mill Reef Stakes

HAMBLETON trainer Bryan Smart has decided to chase the big bucks with Alicante Dawn rather than run in the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

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Silvestre De Sousa and Arabian Queen after winning the Juddmonte International Stakes during York's 2015 Ebor meeting.

Turf Talk: Arabian Queen remains a bit of a surprise package

Arabian Queen has already created one surprise in her racing career and can cause another upset by lifting the EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth.

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Harbour Law ridden by George Baker (left) beats Ventura Storm ridden by Silvestre De Sousa (right) to win the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes during day four of the 2016 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 10, 2016. See PA story RACING Doncaster. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

St Leger: History made at Doncaster as Harbour Law triumphs

Laura Mongan became the first woman to train the winner of the Ladbrokes St Leger when Harbour Law got up close home to win the world’s oldest Classic at Doncaster.

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Idaho ridden by Seamie Heffernan winning the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.

Turf Talk: Idaho seems unopposable for St Leger

Idaho is unopposable in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.

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Frankie Dettori

Turf Talk: Gold Cup runner-up declared for Doncaster Cup

Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Mizzou is among nine horses declared for the 250th Doncaster Cup tomorrow.

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Simple Verse (far right) contesting last year's St Leger.

Turf Talk: Beckett hoping St Leger winner Simple Verse is on song for Doncaster return

Last year’s St Leger heroine Simple Verse heads 14 runners for the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster tomorrow.

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Bryan Smart

Turf Talk: Mill Reef Stakes could take a back seat as Smart considers sales-race option for Alicante Dawn

HAMBLETON trainer Bryan Smart could opt to bypass the Mill Reef Stakes with his smart juvenile Alicante Dawn in favour of a more lucrative sales race.

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Quiet Reflection ridden by Dougie Costello (left) wins the 32 Red Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock.

Turf Talk: Haydock heroine Quiet Reflection heading to Ascot on a high

All roads lead to Ascot in the autumn for Middleham Moor-based Haydock heroine Quiet Reflection.

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Bryan Smart

Turf Talk: Smart money on Nameitwhatyoulike to continue golden run

Nameitwhatyoulike can continue the golden run of Bryan Smart by winning the Betfred Garrowby Stakes at York.

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Trainer Kevin Ryan and The Grey Gatsby.

Turf Talk: Conditions likely to suit The Grey Gatsby at Leopardstown

HAMBLETON trainer Kevin Ryan believes conditions are likely to favour The Grey Gatsby in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 10

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Bryan Smart.

Adelphi Delphini in thrilling victory at Beverley

HAMBLETON trainer Bryan Smart is hoping Alpha Delphini can make up into a Group race performer after he emerged the winner in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s totescoop6 Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes.

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Andrew Balding

Turf Talk: Great and Small expeted to relish step up in trip

Great And Small should appreciate the step up in trip as she tackles the TRM Invest In Calphormin Fillies’ Handicap at Newmarket.

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Charlie Fellowes

Turf Talk: Electric Ellaal eyes hat-trick despite high mark

Ellaal can make it a hat-trick in the Scott Coppola Electrical Distributor Handicap at Musselburgh.

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Jockey Paul Mulrennan celebrates as he rides Mecca's Angel to victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes during day three of the 2016 Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York last week.

Turf Talk: Last chance to see dual Nunthorpe heroine Mecca’s Angel ahead of retirement

FANS may get only one more chance to see dual Nunthorpe heroine Mecca’s Angel before she is retired to the paddocks.

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Fun Mac

Turf Talk: Mistake to rule big-priced Fun Mac out of Ebor

Fun Mac possesses that all-important touch of quality that can help him win the Betfred Ebor at a massive price.

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Mecca's Angel ridden by Paul Mulrennan.

Turf Talk: Mulrennan puts faith in Mecca’s Angel for Nunthorpe

BOROUGHBRIDGE-based jockey Paul Mulrennan hopes his faith in last year’s hero Mecca’s Angel is justified in tomorrow’s Group One Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York Racecourse.

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Hawkbill ridden by William Buick before winning The Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July.

Turf Talk: Weight allowance boosts Hawkbill’s Juddmonte bid

Hawkbill can take full advantage of his weight allowance by winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, the feature event on day one of the Ebor meeting.

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Trainer Willie Mullins.

Turf Talk: Ivan Grozny on track for Betfred Ebor

Willie Mullins confirmed ante-post favourite Ivan Grozny firmly on course for the Betfred Ebor at York on Saturday week.

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Cue Card ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan on the way to winning the Betfred Bowl Chase during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival at Aintree in April.

Turf Talk: Cue Card on course for Wetherby reappearance

Cue Card is on course to make his seasonal reappearance in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on October 29.

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Strath Burn

Turf Talk: Strath Burn likely to turn up the heat in the ebfstallions.com Conditions Stakes

Strath Burn can make it second-time lucky for new handler Robert Cowell in the ebfstallions.com Conditions Stakes at Nottingham.

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