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Gleeson’s one-time pin up boy edging closer to racing return

The next two months will decide if sidelined superstar Ride High makes a racetrack return. Owner-breeder Peter Gleeson said the powerhouse pacer, who boasts 16 wins from just 18 starts, was progressing well but when he graduates to fast work again will be D-Day. “I saw him last week, he looks sensational, but he’s still just doing the water-walker and treadmill,” he said. “When he gets to fast work and

Belmont double puts West Aussie rider in pole position to claim national title

The Australian jockeys’ premiership is now at the mercy of West Australian gun Chris Parnham despite picking up a careless riding charge when piloting a double at Belmont on Wednesday. Parnham booted home winners aboard Cape Reign and Miss Vasari at the metropolitan meeting to take his tally to 193 winners with fierce rival Blaike McDougall on 191 with a pair of dead heats. A careless riding charge picked up

Lyric Fillies' Stakes: Jessica Harrington to treat York crowd to sight of Alpine Star on seasonal reappearance

Racegoers at York on Friday evening will be treated to the sight of top-class filly Alpine Star making her return to action in the British Stallion Studs EBF Lyric Fillies’ Stakes. Jessica Harrington’s filly followed in the hoofprints of her multiple Group One-winning half-sister Alpha Centauri by running out a brilliant winner of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer. The daughter of Sea The Moon went on to

Ollie Robinson recalled to England squad for first two Tests against India

Ollie Robinson has been recalled to the England Test squad for the first time since he was banned for a series of offensive historic tweets. The Sussex seamer was handed a dream Lord’s debut against New Zealand in June but saw the occasion turn into a nightmare when racist, sexist and otherwise abhorrent messages dating back almost a decade came to light. The 27-year-old ended his first day as an

High-class former Ballydoyle galloper set to debut at Rosehill

A heavy track last week delayed the first Australian race day appearance of a former Ballydoyle Stakes performer but the prospect of an improving surface has trainer Annabel Neasham keen to venture to Rosehill with the horse on Saturday. Blue Soldier, formerly known as Fort Myers, won two of his 11 Northern Hemisphere starts including the Listed Star Appeal Stakes at Dundalk in Ireland, the venue where the son of

Root and Stokes among England stars set to feature in opening Hundred matches

The ECB have confirmed that England's men's Test players will be available for the first two rounds of the Hundred. The new tournament is set to get underway tomorrow, with the Oval Invincibles Women taking on the Manchester Originals Women at the Oval. The first men's game will see the same two teams lock horns at the Oval on Thursday. There had been concerns that England stars selected to feature

Katherine Brunt happy to be a part of The Hundred as tournament kick-off nears

Katherine Brunt is excited for the start of The Hundred England international Katherine Brunt believes there is plenty to be positive about ahead of the eagerly-anticipated start of The Hundred, but urged a degree of patience. A women’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals will get the 100-ball tournament under way on Wednesday before the same men’s sides do battle a day later on Thursday. Talk before the opener

Oisin Murphy in line for Wonderful Tonight ride

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy could team up with Wonderful Tonight for the first time in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes if conditions are suitable at Ascot. David Menuisier’s stable star was ridden by William Buick on her successful seasonal bow in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot and when claiming the second of two Group One wins to date in the British Champions Fillies & Mares

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, July 20

Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, July 20 Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings at Ffos Las, Chelmsford City, Nottingham and Wolverhampton.  Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Tuesday’s meetings ROBIN GOODFELLOW  1.55 Whistledown 2.30 Sayf Al Dawla 3.05 Valley Forge 3.40 Sweet Pursuit 4.15 Beowulf 4.45 Asadjumeirah 5.15 Wild Flower GIMCRACK   1.55 Winter Siege 2.30 Neenee’s Choice

Galway Plate: Samcro handed top weight with Tiger Roll also given 'speculative entry' for Denise Foster

Samcro has been allotted top weight in the Tote Galway Plate – with dual Grand National hero and “speculative entry” Tiger Roll 3lb lower. Both horses are currently in the care of Denise Foster, having been trained to major victories by Gordon Elliott. Samcro is a dual Cheltenham Festival winner – while Tiger Roll registered his back-to-back Grand Nationals in 2018 and 2019, and has also posted five Festival victories.