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

Conti takes Betfair for NichollsHeadlines
Silviniaco Conti

Silviniaco Conti continued his rapid progression up the ranks when outpointing Long Run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Just as his Paul Nicholls-trained stablemate Kauto Star did 12 months ago, the six-year-old made all the running in the hands of Ruby Walsh.

Silviniaco Conti (7-4) jumped well throughout and had too many guns for Long Run, the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner.

Nicholls said: "He is a really decent horse. He's only six, he jumps, he stays - he jumped brilliantly today. We had a chat before the race and I said if they go quick get a lead, if they don't then bowl along. He jumps and gallops.

"There's no better man to ride in front than Ruby. I'm not going to rush him and I might go straight to the Gold Cup with him.

"He wants to be fresh and I'm not going to run him through the winter in the mud. He could be really interesting, come Cheltenham.

"I thought he didn't get the credit he deserved at Wetherby (winning Charlie Hall). Long Run is a very good horse but for a six-year-old it was a good performance."

Walsh said: "The Gold Cup looks the logical step. You win the Charlie Hall, you win the Betfair, it's the obvious target for him.

"He's a good stayer, he's not slow. I'd love to ride another Gold Cup winner.

"We felt the King George would be more of a speed race this year with two-mile and two-and-a-half milers in there."

30 March 2017

Barry Geraghty fit for Aintree action and planning Fairyhouse return on Sunday
Innocent Girl hits Taunton target for Harry Fry and Kieron Edgar
Grand National hope Stellar Notion to lead Aintree team for Henry de Bromhead
Brian Hughes booked for Vicente Grand National ride
Bryan Smart sets sights on Finals Day glory with Mythmaker
Trip To Paris to drop in class as Ed Dunlop seeks to reignite his spark
Martin Dwyer cleared to ride in Aintree bumper in honour of his late father
Injured jockey George Baker 'making really good progress'
Jamie Codd hails 'legend' On The Fringe ahead of Aintree treble bid
Roger Varian forced to withdraw Morando from Lincoln at Doncaster
Special Tiara pencilled in to dazzle at Sandown
'We're not going there just for the day out' - National hopes high for Lodge
Mr Clarkson motors to Sedgefield success for David Pipe
Gold Cup ace Robbie Power appointed retained jockey for Alan and Ann Potts
Supreme hero Labaik set for Aintree Sale at Grand National meeting
Mutakayyef likely to head straight to Royal Ascot after Dubai effort
Willie Mullins duo at head of weights for Topham Chase at Aintree
Appleby sets sights on Newmarket redemption for Jungle Cat after Dubai defeat
Carolinae on course for Finals Day date at Lingfield
Simon Dow weighing up options for Qatar winner Mr Scaramanga
Charlie Longsdon's Snow Leopardess in the hunt for Fairyhouse gold

29 March 2017

Treaty Of Rome a topical winner at Southwell in Derek Shaw double
Joseph O'Brien considering Guineas prep for Intricately
Magical Memory set to defend York title on seasonal reappearance
Derby entrant Count Octave up and running at Wolverhampton
Le Mercurey to tackle National in Party Politics colours of Patricia Thompson
Evan Williams outlines Bet365 Gold Cup plan for Buywise
Barry Geraghty awaits scan results to determine Aintree fate
Jane Chapple-Hyam to link up with Michelle Payne for Kaspersky venture
Henry Candy happy to sit tight with Limato after Dubai disappointment
Neil King says Punchestown is 'Plan A' for Lil Rockerfeller
Michael Bell in no rush to map out seasonal gameplan with Big Orange
Nick Williams keen for Flying Tiger to earn his stripes in Aintree Grade One

28 March 2017

Hattons Hill hits the heights again at Hexham
Former champion jockey Seb Sanders takes work-rider role with Charlie Appleby
Jeremy Gask delays retirement plans for Royal Ascot-bound Medicean Man
Mick Channon rates Naas winner Czabo 'a cracking broodmare prospect'
Willie Mullins to send small squad to Aintree
Gevrey Chambertin one of four stars to bow out for David Pipe
Brian Ellison's Tonto and Walker primed for Lincoln challenge at Doncaster
Jonjo O'Neill's Box Office puts up winning display at Market Rasen
Davy Russell booked by Tom George for Saint Are Grand National mount
Warren Greatrex maps out Aintree aims for Keeper Hill and La Bague Au Roi
Richard Johnson pays tribute to 'fantastic' Reve De Sivola
Arctic Fire pencilled in for Champion date at Punchestown
Roger Varian looking to Coronation Cup for Postponed redemption
Arrogate takes a break as Breeders' Cup repeat remains ultimate goal

27 March 2017

Ex-jockey Allan Mackay in hospital after fall on Newmarket gallops
Morando among Lincoln acceptors for Roger Varian
Toscanini joins Richard Fahey to act as Ribchester's pacemaker
End of an era as Ballymacoll dispersal sales announced by Tattersalls
Flying start for Aidan O'Brien as new Irish Flat season kicks off at Naas
Aidan O'Brien targets Dundalk comeback for unbeaten Classic hope Caravaggio
Sam Twiston-Davies and Paul Nicholls dominate at Wincanton
Anseanachai Cliste prevails in Ulster National thriller at Downpatrick
In-form Noel Fehily eager to take National chance on Blaklion
Park Express delight for Mick Channon and Graham Lee with Czabo
Mark Walsh to have Cheltenham injury progress assessed
Meade readies Aclaim for Lockinge bid
Martyn Meade has Craven Stakes in mind for Classic contender Eminent

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2017