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Turf Talk: Cracksman out to cap fine three-year-old campaign in Qipco Champion Stakes

Cracksman can put the seal on a fine three-year-old campaign with victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

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Bow Belles jockey, Rachel Richardson. PIC: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Bow Belles can call the tune at Haydock

Haydock racegoers can gain immediate dividends by supporting Bow Belles in the opening race of the day.

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Trainer John Gosden. PIC: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Gosden team gearing up for a big weekend with Eldritch at Newcastle

John Gosden’s team is gearing up for a big weekend with Cracksman leading the charge on Champions Day and Eldritch can give the yard a nice little boost with victory at Newcastle.

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Trainer Sir Mark Prescott.

Turf Talk: Melinoe can add to season’s coffers at Nottingham

Melinoe has certainly been paying her way this season and she can add a few more pounds to the coffers by winning the TBA Centenary Fillies’ Handicap at Nottingham.

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Aidan O'Brien

Turf Talk: Galileo filly will ‘Happily’ contribute to O’Brien’s record bid

Aidan O’Brien is rapidly closing in on Bobby Frankel’s record of 25 top-level wins in a year and Happily can contribute yet another Group One success in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket.

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Daniel Tudhope. PIC: Cranhamphoto.com

Turf Talk: Handicap mark can work in Buonarroti’s favour at Ayr

Buonarroti can seize advantage of a lenient handicap mark when he runs at Ayr.

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Trainer, Martyn Meade. PIC: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Ship Of The Fen can navigate his way to first win in Nottingham handicap

Ship Of The Fen can finally get off the mark for Martyn Meade as he switches to handicap company at Nottingham.

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Jack Berry at Jack Berry House in Malton, The Injured Jockey's Funds northern base rehabilitation and fitness centre.  (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Sir Alex Ferguson leads the plaudits for racing legend Jack Berry

SIR ALEX Ferguson and miracle rider Henry Brooke have led the tributes to Yorkshire racing legend Jack Berry as the indefatigable inspiration behind the Injured Jockeys Fund celebrates his 80th birthday today.

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Trainer, Andre Fabre. PIC: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Usherette set to reel in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket

Usherette can provide French racing with a timely lift by winning the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

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Ekhtiyaar (right) ridden by Jim Crowley to victory in The bet365 Handicap Stakes during Ladies Day of The Moet and Chandon July Festival at Newmarket in July. PIC: Nigel French/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Ekhtiyaar expected to ‘do the business’ at Ascot

Ekhtiyaar has been a quietly progressive sprinter this year and is expected to do the business at Ascot.

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Injured: Grand National winner One For Arthur, pictured with trainer Lucinda Russell.

Aintree hero One For Arthur forced to take a break

Grand National winner One For Arthur has been ruled out for the season, says trainer Lucinda Russell

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Trainer Karl Burke: Sends out Quiet Reflection.

Conditions set to suit sprint duo

YORKSHIRE sprint stars Take Cover and Quiet Reflection put their reputations on the line this weekend in fascinating races on both sides of the Irish Sea.

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Trainer, Hugo Palmer.

Turf Talk: Testing conditions should pose few problems for Vintage Folly

VTintage Folly should appreciate both soft ground and a switch back to Listed company in the EBF Stallions John Musker Fillies’ Stakes at Yarmouth.

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Intellect ridden by Ryan Moore at Newbury in July. PIC: John Walton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Small field and cut in the ground work in Intellect’s favour

Intellect was a huge letdown for his supporters last time out but should be given chance to redeem himself in the Dan Hague, Yarmouth’s Number 1 Bookmaker Handicap at the seaside venue.

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St Leger contender, Stradivarius. PIC: John Walton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Stradivarius primed to see off O’Brien string of St Leger hopefuls

Capri heads a field of 11 for tomorrow’s William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.

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Trainer Sir Michael Stoute. PIC: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Confidence growing in Dubka with Ryan Moore in the saddle

Dubka failed to fire in the Ebor but a step back up in class would not be beyond her in the DFS Park Hill Stakes, the highlight of day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster.

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The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Crystal Ocean is challenging for St Leger favouritism. PIC: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Turf Talk: O’Brien selects from six for St Leger

Irish Derby hero Capri is one of six possible runners for Aidan O’Brien in Saturday’s William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

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Gawdawpalin. PIC: John Walton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Banksea draws the eye in Acot’s Weatherbys Handicap

Banksea is a worthy ally in the Weatherbys Handicap at Ascot.

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Harry Angel

Turf Talk: Cox wings it over Harry Angel’s chances on soft ground at Haydock

CLIVE Cox is prepared to let Harry Angel take his chance on soft ground in Saturday’s 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.

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Tasleet trainer William Haggas. PIC: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Solo Mission’s victory possible despite harsh handicap

You will have to wait until pretty late in the day for the 32Red Handicap at Kempton, but Solo Mission can reward punters’ patience in the 12-furlong heat.

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