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

Hogan backs Byron to go distanceHeadlines
Gordon Lord Byron

Trainer Tom Hogan does not see the step up in trip as a problem for Gordon Lord Byron ahead of the Hong Kong Mile on Sunday.

The four-year-old arrives in the Far East on the crest of a wave having won the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp on his last outing. Gordon Lord Byron has not raced over a mile since October 2011, but Hogan is not too concerned about the distance.

"He worked well this morning and I'm very pleased with him," said the County Tipperary handler.

"He travelled well and he's in good order. He loves good, firm ground and we don't get much of that at home but hopefully we'll get it here on Sunday if the rain stays away.

"I don't think the mile will be an issue for him. He's just kept on improving this season. I think he probably has to improve again to win on Sunday but we'll see.

"We had to give him his chance because he's done so well."

Jockey William Buick is unbeaten in two starts aboard Gordon Lord Byron and again takes the ride.

"I know he won last time in heavy ground at Longchamp, but I don't think he is ground dependant," said Buick.

"Probably his best run of all this year was in the Haydock Sprint (second to Society Rock), and the ground was firm that day. I don't think a mile round here will be a problem for him. I think he deserves to be in this race."

Gordon Lord Byron will break from stall six, of which Hogan said: "(I'm) absolutely delighted with that draw. It's up to William now."

24 November 2014

Fry keen for crack at Tolworth
Victory team on weather watch
New relief for Twiston-Davies
Midnight to stay over hurdles
Creek seeking Hennessy Gold
Nicholls planning dual George raid
Leather in fine form ahead of Cup
Dynaste team consider George run
Topper target hinges on ground
Followme poised for Drinmore date
Balbriggan lands Troytown gamble
Vautour impresses on chasing debut
Un De Sceaux set for Thurles
Melodic team face tough choice
Henderson aims at Listed prize
Croco in frame for Topham
Deputy in Kempton firing line
McBratney banks on Boy progress

23 November 2014

Balbriggan all the way
Vautour off to impressive start
Belle set for hurdling campaign
Silvi scraps to Betfair glory
Bally sparkles on Mullins' big day
Kelly's a Fixed Brush hero
Faugheen turns on the style
Fenton banned for three years
Amlin double for fab Ferof
New One excels in Haydock romp
Flyer grounds Ascot rivals
Vasco a cut above opposition

22 November 2014

Conti strikes Betfair Chase gold
Taken seeking Listed gold
Mogol facing Monksfield test
Vautour makes chasing bow
Gordon enjoys Dundalk spin
McCoy: Landmark swayed judgment
Jacob warms up with brace
Hill peaking for Troytown return
Billy back on winning track
Walsh back for Ferof ride
New ready for Haydock Rush
Cheltenham is Big aim
Mullins eager for Faugheen run
Cue primed for Betfair defence

21 November 2014

Geraghty snapped up for Seuil
Volnay aiming for quick repeat
Argocat camp play it cool
Leading Light retired
Frankel filly breaks Irish record
Linton loses Listed place
Doubles for Pipe and Scudamore
Nasty spill for Insole
McCoy targets midweek return
Farm comes Home to roost at Thurles
Flemenstar future dictated by scan
Cue lined up for Haydock return

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