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

Champagne start for Bumper heroHeadlines
Champagne Fever

Champagne Fever made the perfect start to life over timber with victory in the I.N.H. Stallion Owners European Breeders Fund Maiden Hurdle at Cork.

The high-class bumper horse, winner of championship events at the Cheltenham and Punchestown festivals, was sent off the 1-8 favourite and barely saw another rival.

Ridden confidently from the front by Paul Townend, the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old never had to be asked a question in strolling to a five-length success from Andunowhat, jumping well throughout.

Mullins said: "He did nothing wrong. He jumped big and he wasn't helped by all the messing at the start. He'll keep at hurdling."

Edward O'Grady was happy he made the right choice for Staying Article after the seven-year-old gelding won the Follow Us On Facebook Hurdle.

The 5-4 shot was always close to the pace before taking the lead four out, after which he stayed on to defeat odds-on favourite Blackstairmountain by a length.

O'Grady said: "We had three options with Staying Article this weekend - either come here for this, or else go to either Punchestown or Cheltenham. He was 10lb 'wrong' with Blackstairmountain today that was a good confidence-booster for him.

"He's in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse but I might instead go for a race there the day before. That was a good performance."

19 August 2014

Toast ride relinquished by Spencer
Blue is the colour for McCreery
Hill in peak form for Voltigeur
Certain claims clear-cut success
Prince aiming for Acomb glory
Champagne target for Belardo
Telescope team eye Group One glory
Australia camp expect trip to suit
Duke aiming for York reign
Anthem takes Lowther test
Tag tops Oaks field
Matron on Thawaany agenda
Halford anticipates Tosc boost
No hurry for Panama plan
Millman plots weekend Celebration
Overbury role for Dunaden
O'Brien calls on two for Oaks
Newmarket entry for Abandon
O'Brien has some Australia concerns
Pale Mimosa at Ebor summit
Baitha remains in Gimcrack hunt
Anodin fired up for Foret
Moore given Hill role in Voltigeur

18 August 2014

Fallon back on Tuesday
Celebration time at Goodwood
Wonder to return to top table
Maximilian in Flying form
Nonette is Maid to measure
International call-up for Australia
Leger dream over for Elite Army
Angel is heaven sent for Tregoning
Memory saved for Doncaster
Panama makes it five on bounce
Hanagan back in business
O'Brien states Australia intention
Kingman powers to Marois glory
Tupi moved up in Boutin
Hawkesbury lame after defeat
Barron hoping for Knavesmire rain
Irish Champion go-ahead for Amralah
Wow factored into Morny picture

17 August 2014

Kingman green light for Marois
Flemenstar on road to recovery
York poser for Fellowes and Hill
Kenny 'much brighter' after fall
No rush on Spring plans
Magician second in Million
Olympic aims for Deauville glory
Kenny assessed after Flat fall
Lynch on mark at Doncaster
Estimate given Lonsdale option
Breton rocks in Newbury thriller
Do delivers in St Wilfrid
Dunlop delight over Cadeaux
Belardo takes step up ladder
Flippant strikes for Alison
Power tops Nunthorpe possibles

16 August 2014

Kingman decision still on hold
Fanshawe seeks Approval rating
Charline set for Botti swansong
Avenger returns at York
Hanagan not daunted by Australia
Bronze grabs gold for Moore
Ground rules out Es Que Love
Gosden ground concerns for Kingman
Hymn only fourth in France
Chapple-Hyam going International
Magician out to conjure up Million
Varian takes Glance at Lowther
Taghrooda tops nine in Oaks

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