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Turf Talk: Fox Norton offers much stiffer test of Politologue’s abilities in Sandown feature

Douvan’s 11th-hour absence from the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase was undoubtedly a blow for the Sandown feature, but Politologue can take full advantage in the two-mile Grade One showpiece.

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Trainer John Best.

Turf Talk: Ourmullion set to sparkle in pre-Christmas run-out at Chelmsford

Ourmullion failed to sparkle when tried on turf on his most recent outing but a switch back to Polytrack in Chelmsford’s Bet totetrifecta At betfred.com Handicap can see him return to his best.

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Chelmsford contender, Sibilance ridden by FM Berry on the way to winning The  Watch RacingUK On Virgin 536 Fillies' Conditions Stakes  at Kempton in April this year. PIC: John Walton/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Sibilance more success on all-weather circuit

Sibilance has so far saved her best efforts for all-weather surfaces and she can make the most of a return to the Polytrack in the Bet toteexacta At betfred.com Handicap at Chelmsford.

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Toast of New York (right) being ridden out by former jump jockey Jimmy McCarthy. PIC: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Toast Of New York returns to track – after three-year absence

All eyes will be on Toast Of New York as he returns to the track in the Betway Conditions Stakes, but preference is for Intern in the Lingfield feature.

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Coneygree won the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup as a novice.

Turf Talk: Leap of faith in Coneygree could reap rich rewards

It may require something of a leap of faith to side with Coneygree in the Ladbrokes Trophy, but those that stick with the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero can be richly rewarded at Newbury.

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Unowhatimeanharry, ridden by Barry Geraghty clearing an early flight at Ascot last December. PIC: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Corked primped to sparkle again at Chelmsford

Corked finally got off the mark at Chelmsford in mid-November and can kick on now with victory in the Bet totetrifecta At betfred.com Handicap back at the Essex venue.

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Cliffs Of Dover trainer Paul Nicholls. PIC: David Davies/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Nicholls targets February meet for Cliffs Of Dover’s comeback race

Paul Nicholls has earmarked the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 10 as a potential starting point for Cliffs Of Dover on his comeback from injury.

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The late Alan Swinbank.

Turf Talk: Mares’ bumper to be named in Yorkshire trainer Swinbank’s memory

A new Listed mares’ bumper will be staged at Market Rasen on January 17 in tribute to Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank, who died in May aged 72.

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Trainer Hugo Palmer.

Turf Talk: Part Exchange primed to back up winning bow

Part Exchange made quite an impact on her racecourse bow and she can improve on that winning debut with victory in the 32Red.com/ British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap at Lingfield.

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Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dream. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

Turf Talk: Cheltenham offers Cloudy Dream a silver lining after last week’s race-entry error

Cloudy Dream could still run at Cheltenham this weekend despite an entry error causing the horse to miss his intended outing in the BetVictor Gold Cup.

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Kylemore Lough. PIC: Paul Harding/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Fry feeling the pressure ahead of Kylemore Lough’s Gold Cup bid

ANTE-POST favourite Kylemore Lough remains in contention for Saturday’s BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

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2016 champion jockey Jim Crowley notched a 181-1 treble at the weekend. PIC: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Saunter’s surge secures across-the-card double for trainer Williams

Saunter came with a decisive late flourish to win Saturday’s Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster and complete a notable across-the-card double for trainer Ian Williams.

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Royal Line trainer John Gosden.

Turf Talk: Gosden targets sixth success in Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster

ANTE-POST favourite Royal Line heads a maximum field of 23 declared for tomorrow’s Betfred November Handicap at Doncaster.

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Trainer David O'Meara. PIC: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Gelded Waarif bidding for Newcastle ‘double’

Waarif is worth following as he makes just his second British start in the sunbets.co.uk Handicap at Newcastle.

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Coneygree won the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup

Leading lights Coneygree and Cue Card line up for Wetherby's Charlie Hall Chase

Coneygree and Cue Card clash in what looks a mouthwatering renewal of the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday.

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American Craftsman wins the first race of the new season of racing at Wetherby Racecourse, in the shadow of the new Millennium West Stand.
18th October 2017. 
Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Local knowledge can aid American Craftsman at Wetherby

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Jedd O’Keeffe hopes his stable’s flying Flat form will continue over jumps this winter.

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Definitly Red, pictured right.

Definitly Red in the mix at Wetherby

Definitly Red may cause a bit of an upset in what should be a blinding renewal of the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday.

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Trainer, Simon Crisford. PIC: Handout Photo/PA Wire

Turf Talk: ‘Perfect opportunity’ at Newmarket for Spiritual Lady to get back to winning ways

Spiritual Lady appears to have been found the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways in the Quy Mill Hotel & Spa Conditions Stakes at Newmarket.

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The late Mary Reveley.

Turf Talk: Pioneering trainer Mary Reveley has died suddenly, aged 76

PIONEERING racing trainer Mary Reveley has died aged 76.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson. PIC: David Davies/PA Wire

Turf Talk: Hajaam ready to play nap hand at Kempton

Hajaam has been on the march in recent weeks and can bring up his five-timer in the 32Red Handicap at Kempton.

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