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

Gerry charged up for PowerHeadlines
Glam Gerry

Colm Murphy is confident Glam Gerry is ready to make his presence felt in the hugely valuable Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown today.

With over 100,000 euros on offer to the winner, the three-mile handicap has unsurprisingly attracted a very strong and competitive field.

Glam Gerry is a course winner, showed his class when third at the Cheltenham Festival in the spring, and ran a blinder when switched back to the smaller obstacles for the Greatwood Hurdle back at Cheltenham last month.

Murphy has a second runner in Thursday's race in the shape of Gates Of Rome, and said: "The two of them are well, really well. You'd have to say on the formbook Glam Gerry is realistically going there with a great chance. He's in very good form and he shouldn't mind the ground.

"The three miles is a bit of an unknown but everything he does suggests he should get the trip, so we're very hopeful.

"Gates Of Rome is more of an outsider but he seems well and if he puts his best foot forward and has a clear round, he could be on the premises as well."

Last year's winner Cross Appeal is one of three runners for Noel Meade, who also saddles Muirhead and Thegreatjohnbrowne, the latter making his first competitive appearance in two years.

"Cross Appeal won the race last year and is in good form, but the rain that is falling will not be a help to him. He likes better ground, so we'll have to see what happens," said Meade.

"Muirhead is similar and the ground won't be ideal for him. If it turns into a real slog, that wouldn't really be in his favour. Thegreatjohnbrowne is in great form at home. The ground should be all right for him but obviously it's going to be difficult to win a race as competitive as this on his first run in a long time."

29 November 2015

Trip To Paris unplaced as Shonan Pandora claims Japan Cup victory
Plans fluid for Victoria Pendleton point-to-point debut
Thistlecrack too sharp for Long Distance big guns at Newbury
Alan King bowled over by Hennessy hero Smad Place
Wakanda note perfect in Newcastle Rehearsal
Identity Thief delivers KO blow in Fighting Fifth at Newcastle
Micky Hammond on the mark with Caraline at Newcastle
Arctic Fire searching for big-race success in Hatton's Grace Hurdle
Long Dog and Bachasson primed for Royal Bond showdown at Fairyhouse
Former jockey Darren Egan denies stopping horses in BHA corruption case

28 November 2015

Thistlecrack goes the Distance at Newbury
Willie Mullins hands Gitane Du Berlais Carlisle assignment
Tea times it right at Newbury for Evan Williams
Simply Wings out to soar at Newbury in Sir Peter O'Sullevan memorial
Bobs Worth back at Newbury in attempt to regain Hennessy crown
Lamar hangs on for fast-track qualifier win at Wolverhampton
Three Musketeers adds name to illustrious Newbury honour roll
Bryan Cooper has a go with Heroes at Fairyhouse
Identity Thief faces acid test in Fighting Fifth
Kasakh Noir puts down early Cheltenham marker with Newbury success
Warren Greatrex backs Cole Harden to go the Distance at Newbury
Harry Fry calls time on Rock On Ruby career due to injury
Willie Mullins says Wicklow Brave is fighting fit for Newcastle date

27 November 2015

Doncaster stewards hand out fourteen-day ban for rider John Kington
Funeral details announced for Pat Eddery
Niall McCullagh issues upbeat injury prognosis
Sean Bowen cleared for Newbury return
Ed Dunlop seeking Japan Cup solace with Trip To Paris
Paul Nicholls has Saphir Du Rheu sparkling for Newbury Hennessy bid
Native River leaves owner 'speechless' with Newbury triumph
Sternrubin leads Newbury rivals a merry dance
Ubak out to defy long absence in Newbury highlight
Winning start over fences for Shaneshill at Thurles
Modus 'getting there' in maintaining unbeaten record over hurdles at Newbury
Stuart Edmunds issues Chepstow warning for Wolf Of Windlesham
Charlie Longsdon's Pendra could enter Grand National equation

26 November 2015

David Bridgwater raring to go in Hennessy with The Giant Bolster
Sean Bowen stood down after Taunton fall
Marco Botti duo seeking Wolverhampton riches
Native River makes a big splash in Newbury Grade Two
Tom Marquand nominated for BBC award
Winning start over fences for Shaneshill at Thurles
Gunnery Sergeant sights set on Royal Bond outing
Just Cameron pleases Micky Hammond in Wetherby spin
Irving and Top Notch set for Newcastle rematch
Saphir Du Rheu tops 17 runners in Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury
Fire Fighting too good in Wild Flower Stakes at Kempton
Brave Hero makes an impression on Lingfield debut
Charlie Longsdon takes aim at Long Walk Hurdle with Kilcooley
John Constable in the frame for Gerry Feilden honours
Un Temps Pour Tout out to star in hot novice chase at Newbury
O'Faolains Boy will bid to go the Distance at Newbury
Annacotty leads entries for Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham
Colin Bowe 'tempted' by Drinmore run for Shantou Flyer
David Dennis plotting Doctor Phoenix campaign following Haydock verdict

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