Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

Star shines in Fortria strollHeadlines
Flemenstar

Flemenstar made a superb seasonal reappearance with an impressive victory in the Irish Form Book Fortria Chase at Navan.

Coming back to two miles on his first outing since winning the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in early April, Peter Casey's seven-year-old was sent straight to the lead by Andrew Lynch and produced some brilliant leaps to maintain control of the race.

He was tracked into the straight by Foildubh and Big Zeb, the latter searching for a fourth consecutive win in this Grade Two prize, but 10-11 favourite Flemenstar saw them off with ease, beating Big Zeb by seven lengths.

Casey had insisted all week his pride and joy was not fully wound up for his comeback run and he remained of that opinion after the event.

The trainer said: "When he is fit he'll be a good one! He will go for the John Durkan now at Punchestown (December 9).

"He has got stronger since last year, but he was only 80% fit today. He got beat here the last two years but I slept well last night, I wasn't worried about him. Andrew knows him well. There is no use in telling him what to do.

"After he goes over two and a half in the Durkan we will think about running him over three miles. He should get three miles on breeding."

The gelding enjoyed an exceptional novice campaign over fences last season, building on a promising second to Bog Warrior with five consecutive wins, and Coral have cut him to 7-1 from 9-1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Stan James took a different view, easing Flemenstar to 10-1 for the Gold Cup but shortening him to 5-1 favourite for the Ryanair Chase.

The firm's Joseph Burke said: "We're not saying that he cannot stay, merely that we feel 10-1 is fair for a horse that has yet to prove himself over any further than two and a half miles."

2 September 2014

ARC "committed" to Newcastle plan
Panther primed for Leger mission
Noble on Champion Mission
Danzeno to enter big league
Story set for Dubai return
Ruler in line for Foy return
BHA turn down Newcastle bid
Towcester not "turning its back"
Demuro booked for Moon Arc prep
Chicquita nears return
Murphy excited by Purse
Surprise Matron aim for Tapestry
Maguire nearing racecourse return
Estimate among bumper Cup entry
Maguire hails 'fantastic' Peddlers
Balding staying grounded with Park
Culloty joins Leger Legends
Regard among September possibles
Cox takes Haydock plunge with Love
Paddy gunning for Chepstow
Athenian has sales date
No hurry for Cape call
Mirza on Abbaye trail

1 September 2014

McCain salutes retiring Peddlers
Seven Towcester meetings go to ARC
Further checks for Condon
Due set to miss Sprint date
Condon 'stable' after Cork fall
Queen rules supreme for Smith
River eases to debut success
Carla tops it up to four
Atzeni strikes on Cappella
Ocean team want Haydock rain
Big time beckons for Orange
Palmer aims high with Aktabantay
Hills ponders Dutch gameplan

31 August 2014

Atzeni strikes on Cappella
Imminent return Likely
Logic on comeback trail
Dan edges closer to Mile high
Keane error costly for Unrequited
Notarfbad makes all in Mildmay
Orange enjoys Big win
Fabre strikes with Fintry
Akta in late Solario swoop
Icon takes starring role
Pearl fires home in Bullet
Shortall suffers injury setback
Tent team consider chasing

30 August 2014

Keane error costly for Unrequited
Shepherd's sent to Tower
Time will tell for Charlton
Stack filly Alive to chance
Sansevero sent to Tower
Palmer plots Solario success
Fabre has high hopes for Fintry
Belardo team keen on Champagne
Rigueur targets Chester consolation
Native in hunt for Bullet gains
Arc still target for Taghrooda

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2014