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

Alderwood fine after Navan slipHeadlines
Alderwood

Tom Mullins reports Alderwood to be none the worse after stumbling and slipping up on the flat after the final fence on his chasing debut at Navan.

The JP McManus-owned eight-year-old was staying on well in third place behind Sword Of Destiny and Darwins Fox under a sympathetic ride from Tony McCoy when he came down.

"Thank god he's fine. There's nothing wrong with him. I got a bit of a shock yesterday but he seems 100%," said trainer Tom Mullins.

"It was just the bad ground. He put his foot in a hole. That's what Tony (McCoy) said. He was making up a bit of ground and then just tripped up.

"He jumped well. He was a bit free early on. Tony kept him back a bit to try to settle him as best he could.

"We were thrilled with him up to that."

Mullins plans to give Alderwood, winner of the County Hurdle at this year's Cheltenham Festival, his second run over fences sometime next month.

"We'll give him a few easy days then we might pop him out at Christmas or the week before," said the County Kilkenny handler.

"He'll go for a beginners' chase over two miles or two-mile-two. The shorter the better for the moment. We'll just try to pick a slot that is most comfortable for him.

"We might end up going to Leopardstown for a beginners or we could go somewhere the week before. He treated his fences with plenty of respect so we were happy with that."

19 September 2014

Ainippe samples joy of six at Ayr
Rebel has a cause at Listowel
Ryan quartet in Ayr raid
Goldie pair on Gold run
Angel of the north heads to Newbury
Varian swoops for Marshall
Candy issues Limato Reef advisory
Simcock aims high with star duo
Bolster back on Gold trail
Glorious bids to protect Legacy
Fahey chasing Newmarket Millions
Time called on Dude career
Makin off to a flyer at Ayr
Festival stalwart Celestial retired
Guest banking on Memory at Ayr
Dettori sweet on World rule
Baraweez on track for Ascot
Maguire raring to go
Watchable handed low Gold draw
Palmer mulls Aktabantay options
Bronze seeking Newmarket gold

18 September 2014

Breathing operation for Cue Card
Early conclusion to Levy agreement
Johnson Houghton hearing date set
Walker looks to future with Moon
Red-hot Kirby in Sandown treble
Listed honours for Hadaatha
Busy bags another National
Botti lines up Newmarket raid
Vintage performance from Weld filly
Cup dreams in mind for Forever
Weld prepares Newmarket challenge
McGrath and Walton charged by BHA
Encke camp ponder next move

17 September 2014

Street Cry dies, aged 16
Luck be a Lady in Cheveley Park
Appleby won't Abandon hope
Glenalmond disrupted by setback
Judgement day looms for Benoist
Toocool in Mill Reef frame
Time out for Panama
Adelaide backed to shine in Plate
Ascot to offer Irish incentive
Ryan advises caution on Gatsby run
Goodwood work forces race changes
Cosgrave hits out at ERA decision
Twilight takes Thirsk triumph
Ayr hero Ramius set to retire
Sea The Moon forced to retire
Lantern shines in morning spin
Simcock maps out plan for star pair
Max powered up for Abbaye

16 September 2014

O'Meara waits on Watchable call
Arc an option for classy Dolniya
Smurfer seeking National glory
Cosgrave put on ERA forfeit list
Belardo remains on road to Dewhurst
Cullen leads tributes to Brady
QEII beckons for Tonto
Murtagh cool on Royal Cup raid
Murtagh salutes Champions Weekend
Weighty issue for Ed's Red
Weighty issue for Ed's Red
Malabar earmarked for Boussac
Ivanhowe Arc ride in demand
Groove on for Cesarewitch bid
All-weather finals day on Channel 4
Watchable leads Gold Cup contenders
Limato leads Reef contenders
Toast confirmed for Classic chance
Classic hopes for Connection
Estimate to skip Melbourne trip
Rizeena set to race on

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