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Turf Talk: Strong stayer Sandro Botticelli is the obvious choice at Kempton

Sandro Botticelli may not be the most original choice in the 32Red Conditions Stakes at Kempton, but sometimes it does not pay to look beyond the obvious.

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Cue Card and Paddy Brennan on their way to winning the Betfair Steeple Chase at Haydock in November.

Turf Talk: Cue Card looked suited to a second Ascot Chase success

It is hard to look beyond Cue Card winning a second Betfair Ascot Chase on Saturday.

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Sutter County under the stewardship of William Buick on the way to winning the Ben Burgess & Co EBF Novice Stakes at Newmarket last April.

Turf Talk: Sutter County’s class should shine through at Newcastle

Sutter County has proved frustrating to follow this winter but will surely come good in the 32Red Casino Conditions Stakes at Newcastle.

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York Racecourse chairman, Lord Teddy Grimthorpe.

Turf Talk: Juddmonte buoyed by £1m prize fund

The Juddmonte International at York will carry an increased total prize fund of £1,000,000 this August.

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Ballyandy ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies pulls away from the last flight before going on to win The Betfair Hurdle race at Newbury.

Ballyandy claims Betfair Hurdle success at Newbury

Last year’s Champion Bumper hero Ballyandy waited until the biggest possible moment to shed his maiden tag with victory in yesterday’s £155,000 Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

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Wait For Me (nearside) ridden by Richard Johnson.

Turf Talk: Wait For Me can kick-start campaign under champion jockey Richard Johnson at Newbury

Wait For Me can kick-start his season with victory in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

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Trainer Willie Mullins.

Turf Talk: Footpad stood down for Betfair Hurdle

Dual Grade One winner Footpad will not be coming over to England on Saturday to contest the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury.

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Arab Spring, ridden by Ryan Moore, on their way to victory in Duke of Edinburgh Stakes back in 2014.

Turf Talk: Arab Spring coiled for top-quality action at Lingfield

Top-quality action on the level is on offer at Lingfield, where Arab Spring is a very noteworthy contender in the Betway Winter Derby Trial Stakes.

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Definitly Red ridden by Richard Johnson in the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle Race.

Turf Talk: Definitly Red to be tested over ‘Grand National’ fences

Brian Ellison will consider running Definitly Red in the Randox Health Grand National if his smart chaser shows a liking for the unique obstacles.

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Ar Mad

Turf Talk: Ar Mad has Un De Sceaux in sights for Clarence House Chase shoot-out

Ar Mad can floor Un De Sceaux in what looks set to be a shoot-out for the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.

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Simon Dow

Turf Talk: Roundabout Magic could leave rivals reeling at Lingfield

Roundabout Magic should have a whale of a time back over five furlongs when he reports for duty at Lingfield.

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Ralph Beckett

Turf Talk: Among Angels can call the tune at Southwell

Among Angels can reverse recent form with Call Out Loud and snap a losing streak that covers the best part of two years by lifting the Betway Handicap at Southwell.

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Old Guard ridden by Harry Cobden (red cap) on their way to victory in the Greatwood Hurdle during day three of The Open at Cheltenham in November 2015.

Turf Talk: Old Guard concedes weight all round in 32Red Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton

OLD Guard heads a field of 14 horses declared for tomorrow’s 32Red Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle at Kempton.

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Kempton Park

Turf Talk: Kempton housing redevelopment closure anticipated by Jockey Club

Kempton, home of the King George VI Chase, could be closed for housing redevelopment “from 2021 at the earliest”, its owners the Jockey Club has announced.

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Connections are happy at Diva’s Wetherby romp

Happy Diva is not surprisingly set to step up in class after defying a penalty with ease at Wetherby.

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Sir Valentino and stablemate God's Own are enjoying a winter break.

Turf Talk: Stablemates to leap into action after winter break

Tom George is giving much of his string, including stable stars God’s Own and Sir Valentino, mid-winter breaks in preparation for a spring campaign.

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Housesofparliament ridden by Barry Geraghty.

Turf Talk: O’Brien retains confidence in classy juveniles over hurdles despite recent stumbles

Joseph O’Brien retains full faith that his classy bunch of juvenile hurdlers can still reach the top.

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Trainer David O'Meara.

Turf Talk: Alfred Hutchinson can defy top weight says O’Meara

Alfred Hutchinson has found a new lease of life for David O’Meara and can defy top weight in the Sunbets Bet £10 Get £20 Free Handicap at Lingfield.

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Faugheen owner Rich Ricci.

Turf Talk: Faugheen hoping for rich pickings on Irish Champion Hurdle return

Owner Rich Ricci hopes Faugheen will return to action in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on January 29.

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Spot yourself: Boxing Day meeting at Wetherby Races

Were you at the Boxing Day meeting at Wetherby Racecourse?

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