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

McCoy wary of Teaforthree taskHeadlines

Tony McCoy does not feel Teaforthree's chance in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow is as clear-cut as the bookmakers seem to believe.

The sponsors have him as 3-1 favourite, with the Paul Nicholls-trained Michel Le Bon next best at 7-1 along with David Pipe's recent course winner Sona Sasta.

McCoy believes there is plenty in favour of Rebecca Curtis's charge, but the extremely testing conditions mean everything is to play for according to the perennial champion jockey.

"He ran well in the Hennessy, he's a horse that stays well having won the four-miler at Cheltenham," McCoy told At The Races.

"It will be as testing as everybody thinks it is going to be and I'm not sure that's in his favour - he's not a complete mudlark. But he has got a little bit of class, so hopefully he's got a good chance.

"I thought riding him in his novice races that he was an ideal horse for the four-miler and this year his programme has been geared around this.

"It's a very open Welsh National, when the ground is like that anything can happen. There's a lot of horses with a good chance, the likes of Viking Blond, Monbeg Dude and Paul's (Nicholls) horse Michel Le Bon, you could make cases for a lot of them.

"I know he's 3-1 favourite and it's 7-1 the next one, but I don't think there's that big a gap between Teaforthree and the others - with the ground the way it is anything can happen."

Welsh handler Tim Vaughan has an interesting candidate in Our Island, sixth in the race last season.

He said: "He has a nice, handy race weight and comes here in good form having finished third in the Devon National last time. He had top weight over four miles that day and hopefully having a light weight on his back will help him. He'll love the ground and I'm sure he'll give us a good run for our money."

6 October 2015

Seamour heads strong British presence in Irish Cesarewitch
Mecca's Angel ruled out of Champions Sprint reckoning
Guineas heroine Legatissimo likely to race on in 2016
Frankie Dettori 'extremely grateful' for support of Sheikh Joaan in dream season
Eduard injury blow for Nicky Richards
Paddy Power option for David Pipe's Kings Palace
Andre Fabre unveils Lockinge option for Make Believe
Cheltenham's new stand to debut at The Open meeting
Ed Walker considering French trip for Persona Grata
Andre Fabre hoping for 2016 campaign with Arc third New Bay
David Marnane mulling Lingfield run for Jamesie
Saint-Cloud aim for Harry Dunlop's Robin Of Navan
Henry Candy eager to step up to a mile with Foret second Limato
Warren Greatrex issues Cole Harden Wetherby warning
Champion-elect Silvestre De Sousa lands Pontefract double
David Pipe "optimistic" of a bold show from Low Key in Cesarewitch
David Pipe considers French return for Dynaste
Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby an option for National hero Many Clouds
No decision yet on Free Eagle's future plans
Anthony Oppenheimer eager to tackle Breeders' Cup challenge with Golden Horn
Godolphin and Coolmore big guns all set for Dewhurst clash
Hugo Palmer in no hurry to decide Covert Love plan
Criquette Head- Maarek focusing on her post-Treve future

5 October 2015

Pascal Bary reveals Antonoe suffered pelvic injury in Boussac defeat
Low Key one of 56 remaining in Cesarewitch
Chelmsford hoping to introduce seven-furlong chute this month
Joe Tuite excited by Field Of Vision's Cornwallis claims
Joe Tuite maps out Ascot aim for Litigant after Longchamp withdrawal
Freddy Head hoping for Ascot rain ahead of Solow QEII bid
Wetherby target for Neil Mulholland's Aintree hope The Druids Nephew
Arc-winning rider Frankie Dettori misses Monday Windsor rides
Make Believe floors Limato in Prix de la Foret
Sovereign Debt on top in Tipperary drama
Goldream speeds to Prix de l'Abbaye victory for Robert Cowell
Treve set to bow out after Longchamp defeat
Golden Horn storms to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe glory at Longchamp
Covert Love digs deep to give Hugo Palmer big-race glory at Longchamp
Ultra impressive for Andre Fabre in Lagardere
Ballydoyle strikes for Aidan O'Brien in Prix Marcel Boussac
Andrea Atzeni leaves Qatar Racing to ride for Sheikh Mohammed Obaid

4 October 2015

Qatar hero Dubday returning home
John Gosden's Mr Singh to stay in training
Dutch Connection only fifth in Shadwell Mile at Keeneland
Tuite in confident mood ahead of Litigant's Cadran test at Longchamp
Palmer thrilled with Covert Love condition ahead of Opera assignment
Storm looks a Star in the making after Cumberland Lodge stroll at Ascot
Lester Piggott backing Treve to claim historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Cirrus Des Aigles beaten in quest for fourth Dollar at Longchamp
Eastern Impact gives red-hot Richard Fahey another big Saturday winner at Ascot
Esoterique cuts down Integral to take Sun Chariot prize
Log Out Island lifts Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar
Gifted Master runs rivals ragged to claim big Newmarket prize
No joy for British hope The Twisler as Vazirabad dazzles in Chaudenay
Mecca's Angel misses Abbaye due to drying ground

3 October 2015

Cailin Annamh recovers to come out best in Champion battle at Gowran Park
Improving Star Storm far too good in Cumberland Lodge at Ascot
Improving Star Storm far too good in Cumberland Lodge at Ascot
Aidan O'Brien's Alice Springs is one in a million at Newmarket
Dutch Masterpiece back to winning ways for Gary Moore at Ascot
No joy for British hope The Twisler as Vazirabad dazzles in Chaudenay
Poet's Prize takes top honours at Newmarket
Promising Run heads sixteen possibles for Fillies' Mile at Newmarket
Bary keen on Antonoe claims for Marcel Boussac at Longchamp
Deegan's Sruthan back on track for Concorde at Tipperary
George Chaloner breaks foot and ankle in gallops accident
Dale Swift stood down due to "sample irregularity"
Simon Crisford dreaming of Longchamp winner with First Selection
Cable Bay expected to be suited by Ascot test
Henry Candy has Limato primed for seasonal climax
'No pressure' for Criquette Head-Maarek as Treve's date with destiny looms
Michael Dods faced with Abbaye ground dilemma for Mecca's Angel
Chris Wall full of hope Mr Win can live up to his name again at Ascot
Andre Fabre believes Newmarket ground will favour Esoterique in Sun Chariot
Aidan O'Brien targets Tattersalls Millions at Newmarket
Miss France coming to boil for Daniel Wildenstein mission
Veteran Cirrus Des Aigles primed for another Dollar bid at Longchamp

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