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

Police fights for Thurles successHeadlines
Call The Police

Call The Police was made to pull out all the stops by Foildubh in a thrilling climax to the Beamish Stout Phil Sweeney Memorial Chase at Thurles.

Second to Last Instalment in last season's Dr PJ Moriarty Novice Chase and third in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, Call The Police was the 2-7 favourite to get off the mark for the campaign and the Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old went to the front heading down the back straight under Ruby Walsh.

He was being tracked all the while by Paul Carberry aboard Foildubh and after the pair turned into the straight well clear of the rest, it was only after the final obstacle that Call The Police sealed victory, finding a little more for pressure to take the Grade Three prize by half a length.

Mullins said: "It was worth missing Christmas for this. We had it in our minds to come for this race as it was a nice prize.

"We'll keep him to between two and two and a half miles. He could go further, but I don't really want to at the moment. The Kinloch Brae Chase back here (January 17) is a possibility."

Mullins and Walsh were expected to follow up in the Devil's Bit Beginners Chase with 1-2 favourite Cadspeed, who was seeking compensation for a last-fence fall with the race in the bag at Clonmel last time.

But the 10-year-old proved a major disappointment, finding nothing when tackled in the straight and fading into third as Brian O'Connell swept past on Philip Fenton's Pineau De Re (8-1), who held Stony Grey Soil's late charge by a head.

The winning handler said: "The favourite probably didn't perform, but he won snug enough. He learned more today than he did in his previous runs, but he's not over big. We'll try and find a novice handicap somewhere, but they are scarce."

The champion trainer secured his double when highly regarded 1-5 favourite Briar Hill, with his son Patrick in the plate, cleared away in the final furlong to take the Holycross Flat Race by seven lengths.

5 May 2016

2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold to swerve Derby and be aimed at Irish Guineas
Derby hope US Army Ranger given scare by stablemate Port Douglas at Chester
Jason Maguire - Sad day but retirement wasn't a hard decision
Galileo Gold a great 'nerve settler' for expanded Hugo Palmer operation
John Gosden's So Mi Dar among Musidora entry
The Queen's Dartmouth bids to build on progressive profile at Chester
Ian Fleming bonds with Greatrex in Chester heat
Ventura Storm confirmed for weekend Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial mission
Derby favourite US Army Ranger scrapes home in Chester Vase
Straightforward for Cannock Chase in Huxley Stakes at Chester
In-form Dark Red books Royal Ascot ticket with Chester success
Viren's Army out to deliver Dee victory for Richard Hannon
Tony McCoy salutes 'unbelievably tough' Jason Maguire following retirement
David Griffiths hoping Duke Of Firenze can bounce back to his best
National-winning rider Jason Maguire announces retirement from riding
Andre Fabre not expecting Proconsul debut fireworks
Carntop facing Lingfield Classic test for Ralph Beckett
Fellowes hoping Prince can reign in Newbury date
Charlie Hills eyeing Jersey date with Ibn Malik
No rush for Marcus Tregoning to map out Alamode plan
Noel Fehily in 'good spirits' following Newton Abbot fall
Noel Fehily 'badly bruised' following Newton Abbot fall
Paul Nicholls considers Galway raid with Newton Abbot scorer Art Mauresque
Lingfield forced to revise Saturday card
No Heretic and Nicky Henderson crowned Cup kings at Chester
David Griffiths gives Take Cover Temple heads-up at Haydock
Ryan Moore cajoles Somehow to Cheshire Oaks verdict
Copper Knight slays Chester rivals for Hugo Palmer
Nathra in French Guineas frame
Cannock Chase returns for Sir Michael Stoute in Huxley Stakes at Chester
Aidan O'Brien hoping US Army Ranger can lead Chester charge

4 May 2016

'Conscious' Noel Fehily taken to hospital after Newton Abbot fall
Willie Mullins has American dream for Nichols Canyon and Shaneshill
Singapore star Zac Spirit in the July Cup reckoning
Solow on comeback trail but Royal Ascot run still undecided
Dartmouth aiming to deliver Ormonde honours at Chester
Linguistic sights set on Dee delight for John Gosden
Ainippe team consider options following Curragh spin
Trainers and jockeys praise Newcastle all-weather surface following trials
Aidan O'Brien dominates Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial entries at Leopardstown
Irish 2,000 Guineas confirmed as target for Blue De Vega
Andre Fabre unveils Royal Ascot ambition for classy Usherette
Andre Fabre resists Royal Ascot raid with French ace Vadamos
Somehow strives to earn Aidan O'Brien Oaks call-up at Chester
Roger Varian marvels at Steve Rogers Chester Cup claims
Derby hope US Army Ranger declared for Chester Vase by Aidan O'Brien
Mark Johnston duo Lumiere and Buratino to drop in distance

3 May 2016

Appeal success for Robbie Colgan and David Broad over Ballinrobe bans
Injured Tommy Dowling recuperating after operation
Lingfield Saturday card in limbo
Owen Burrows leaning towards York mission with Muntazah
Gabrial's King and Venue step off reserves bench for Chester Cup
Dante D-Day at York for John Gosden and Foundation
Robin Of Navan set to swerve Lingfield trial for France
Aidan O'Brien - US Army Ranger will learn plenty at Chester
Found finds magic touch for Mooresbridge Stakes success
Derby tilt not ruled out for Guineas runner-up Massaat
Awtaad too good for Blue De Vega in Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh
Aidan O'Brien - Classic trials likely to be key to Minding plans
Steve Rogers drawn stall three in Chester Cup for Roger Varian
Somehow bids to continue Aidan O'Brien dominance in Cheshire Oaks
Aidan O'Brien ponders Irish 2,000 Guineas run for vanquished Air Force Blue

2 May 2016

Drama at Bath as horses narrowly avoid two people on track
Bryan Smart reveals Dante option at York for Kentuckyconnection
Australian ace Chautauqua to duck Royal Ascot
Prix Ganay glory for Dariyan and Alain de Royer-Dupre
Swiss Range speeds to Pretty Polly success for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden
Minding all business for 1000 Guineas glory at Newmarket
Oasis Fantasy returns to winning ways at Newmarket
Usherette on top for Andre Fabre and France in Dahlia Stakes
John Gosden happy with Crazy Horse and Royal Artillery after Newmarket gallop
Fascinating Rock and Found clash in Mooresbridge showdown at the Curragh
'No obvious cause' for Jack Hobbs Newmarket flop - Godolphin
Hugo Palmer to delay Derby call with Guineas star Galileo Gold

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2016