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Turf Talk: Anibale Fly needs a little luck around Aintree admits trainer Tony Martin

trainer Tony Martin believes luck will be a crucial factor in determining how Anibale Fly performs in Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.

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Bristol De Mai, ridden by Daryl Jacob on the way to winning the Betfair Steeple Chase at Haydock in November. PIC: Clint Hughes/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Bristol De Mai might bite back at Aintree after mid-season wind operation

Bristol De Mai can show the benefit of a mid-season break by downing Might Bite in the Betfair Bowl at Aintree on Thursday.

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Time To Study, ridden by PJ McDonald (right), winning the William Hill Mallard Handicap at last September's St Leger Festival. PIC: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Time To Study learns from Queen’s Cup defeat

Time To Study can make amends for an unfortunate defeat last time out in totepool Barry Hills Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham.

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Trainer Mark Johnston.

Turf Talk: Short turnaround should work in Fire Fighting’s favour at Chelmsford

Fire Fighting can make a quick reappearance pay dividends in the totequadpot Races 3 To 6 Handicap at Chelmsford.

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Fast Track jockey Nicola Currie claims a useful 5lb. PIC: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Fast Track gears up for first win after a ‘slow’ year

Fast Track looks ripe to claim a first victory since January 2017 when he rocks up at Wolverhampton.

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Dream Malfunction's more-than-capable trainer, Joe Tuite.

Turf Talk: Dream Malfunction can give rivals a few sleepless nights

Dream Malfunction can be backed to stay true and straight in the Handicap at Wolverhampton.

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Lancelot Du Lac ridden by Frankie Dettori (left) winning The Qatar Stewards' Cup Handicap at Goodwood last August. PIC: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Big Country looks good value for Flat-season curtain-raiser at Doncaster

Big Country could be the value call in the 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster.

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Trainer, David Simcock.

Turf Talk: Nonios out to steal King Kevin’s crown at Chelmsford

Nonios can defy top weight in the Bet quadpot At Handicap at Chelmsford.

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Jonjo O'Neill

Red’s Definitly not in the National

I Just Know is among 73 horses to have stood their ground for the Randox Health Grand National.

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Trainer, Tony Carroll.

Turf Talk: Mister Music in tune with Southwell’s Fibresand

Horses who like the Fibresand at Southwell are worth sticking with so Mister Music is worth backing up in class in the Handicap.

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Trainer Jessica Harrington watches Our Dukeat her Commonstown Stables in Moone, Ireland. PIC: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cheltenham Festival Turf Talk: Sizing John ‘understudy’ Our Duke looking for repeat performance in Gold Cup

Our Duke can provide Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power with their second successive victory in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Supasundae, right, and Sizing John at trainer Jessica Harrington's Commonstown Stables in Moone, Ireland, last month. PIC: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Cheltenham Festival, Turf Talk: Supasundae set to scoop second Festival success

Supasundae can claim his second Cheltenham Festival success in a fascinating renewal of the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle.

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Douvan on the gallops during a preview day ahead of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. PIC: David Davies/PA Wire

Turf Talk, Cheltenham Festival Special: Douvan declaration sets up intriguing clash with Altior

DOUVAN is set to take his chance in tomorrow’s Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson. PIC: Steven Parsons/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Call Me Lord can strike it rich in ‘the Matchbook’ at Sandown

Call Me Lord can tee up a potential £100,000 bonus bid by winning the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown.

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Trainer Kim Bailey. PIC: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Turf Talk: First Flow sets course for Cheltenham Festival curtain-raiser

TRAINER Kim Bailey feels First Flow deserves a crack at the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

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All-weather action at Newcastle. PIC: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Morning Skye can light up Newcastle

Morning Skye changed hands for just 10,000 euro in September 2016 but could pay back a chunk of that price tag at the first attempt in the Read Harry Fry On Betway Insider Blog Maiden Stakes at Newcastle.

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Prestbury Park's trainer, Mark Johnston.

Turf Talk: De Medici well-equipped to deal with step up in trip

De Medici made a big impression on his racecourse debut at Lingfield last month and should be backed to follow up on his return to the track in the 32Red Casino Novice Stakes.

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Mister McGoldrick and Dominic Elsworth clear the last in the Racing Post Plate at Cheltenham in March 2008.

Bygones: The day Mister McGoldrick upset all the odds at the Cheltenham Festival

THE relief was etched across jump jockey Dominic Elsworth’s face as Mister McGoldrick safely negotiated Cheltenham’s famous final fence.

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Dominic Elsworth and Somersby celebrate big race success in the Haldon Gold Cup.

Weekend Interview: Dominic Elsworth hopes horror fall will act as warning to young jockeys

RACING was Dominic Elsworth’s life. He rode big-race winners at the Cheltenham Festival – and over Aintree’s Grand National fences. He hoped to be competing into his 40s.

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Sam Spinner, ridden by Joe Colliver, clears the last hrdle to win the Betfair Stayers' Handicap Hurdle Race at Haydock in November. PIC: Clint Hughes/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Sam Spinner thriving under Colliver’s ‘magic touch’

MIDDLEHAM MOOR trainer Jedd O’Keeffe has hailed Joe Colliver’s influence on the rise to prominence of Sam Spinner ahead of the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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