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

Hurricane storms to Morgiana gloryHeadlines
Hurricane Fly en route to Morgiana glory

Hurricane Fly made a winning reappearance in the Dobbins & Madigans At Punchestown Morgiana Hurdle after Go Native took a crashing fall at the final flight.

Paul Carberry brought Go Native to challenge the front-running 2/5 favourite but Noel Meade's nine-year-old came down on his first run over hurdles for 978 days.

It was a pleasing return for 2011 Champion Hurdle hero Hurricane Fly and his sixth course and distance success. He was completing a hat-trick on the day for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh after their wins with Twinlight and Back in Focus earlier on the card.

Hurricane Fly came home 12 lengths clear of the only other finisher, Captain Cee Bee, and Mullins said: "It looked like there was going to be no pace and we felt we would have to make it (the running).

"We weren't worried about the trip or ground. All we were really worried about was facing two rivals who were race-fit. As he gets older he seems to settle better and hopefully he'll improve from that. He's certainly a different horse to last year. I was not happy with him last season.

"We'll look at Leopardstown at Christmas now and the plan will be that, the Irish Champion and Cheltenham as the races are well spread out. He'll be entered up in everything."

Hurricane Fly remained unchanged at 11-2 favourite with the sponsors for the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

"We don't know what might have happened if Go Native stood up but Hurricane Fly was finding plenty off the bridle for Ruby and will no doubt come on for today's run," said Joseph Burke, spokesman for Stan James.

Only three went to post after Unaccompanied was found to be in season.

25 April 2015

'Lucky' McManus hails McCoy
Retirement tough to take for McCoy
'It's all been worth it'
Farewell, champ
McCoy's the greatest - O'Neill
Racing salutes legend McCoy
McCoy third on Sandown swansong
McCoy third on Sandown swansong
Bowen glory Par for the course
Sacre stays in training
McCoy third in Celebration Chase
AP awarded jockeys' title
Menorah does it again
Bowen hits the bullseye
Euphrasia revved up for Gowran test
Cadeaux on brink of history
Argocat purring for Oaksey date
Pipe takes wraps off Package
Bolger proud of McCoy heroics
Racing salutes legend McCoy
McCoy's ten of the best
Dettori's a Jack of all trades
Hymn too good for Richards rivals
Apprentice masters Trial rivals
Custom is a Cut above
Wetherby goes Flat out

24 April 2015

McManus at Sandown for McCoy finale
AP to keep champion's trophy
McCoy praise for Pipe
Divine Hymn in full cry for Dettori
Mutarakez lands Esher honours
Clouds chasing Gold glory
Nicholls seeking dream McCoy ending
AP preparing for final bow
Enright facing leg surgery
O'Meara mulling Force plans
Temple target for Pretend
Winning return for Walsh
Commemorative takes Trial test
Prince and Parrott bow out
Nicholls eyeing McCoy Celebration
Henderson on weather watch
Riches on Road to Punchestown
Apache on Punchestown trail
High hopes for Creek bow
Time called on Condon career

23 April 2015

Arrow hits Beverley target
Cannock chasing Richards riches
Godolphin duo bow out
McCoy has Mole in Sandown camp
Eagle camp play waiting game
No catching Collaboration at Epsom
O'Neill door always open for McCoy
Weather worry for Wadham
Knott appeal dismissed
Millman on weather watch
Marlowe lands Epsom Derby Trial
Bolger sights set on Guineas
Hannon outlines Lockinge options
Hannon preparing Classic charge

22 April 2015

Irish Guineas target for Baciata
Gleneagles leads Guineas contenders
Strong support for Commonwealth Cup
No decision on Geraghty return
McCoy set for Box Office farewell
Thrilling Friday card at Sandown
Guineas ruled out for Sympathy
Sherman set for Chrome reunion
Riches and Cossack in Gold equation
Recovering McNamara optimistic
Fly and Jezki set for World battle
Cooper braced for 'emotional' day
Sprinter set for Sandown
Celebration favoured for God's Own
Chiang camp target Middleton return
Dettori booked for Marlowe mount
Geraghty closing in on comeback
Hannon has Great expectations
Own poised to duck Sandown

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015