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Fehily answers Unioniste call

John Hales welcomed the appointment of Noel Fehily when Unioniste makes his comeback in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.

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McCoy rules out landmark

A review of Wednesday's action at Fontwell as Tony McCoy returned to action with victory aboard Southfield Royale.

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Smith sad as Mania retires

Sue Smith has expressed her sadness at losing stable jockey Ryan Mania, who has taken the surprise decision to quit the saddle with immediate effect.

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Grant handed six-month ban

Irish Flat jockey Danny Grant has been suspended for six months after he failed a drugs test at the Curragh on March 23.

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Irving Fighting fit for Newcastle

Irving has been confirmed a definite runner in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.

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Cheltenham foes back on Gold trail

Caid Du Berlais and Johns Spirit, who fought out a thrilling finish to the Paddy Power Gold Cup earlier this month, could return to Cheltenham for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, for which 32 horses have been entered, on December 13.

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Fenton report published

Philip Fenton appeared to be "less than truthful and uncooperative", according to an Irish Turf Club report detailing the trainer's disciplinary hearing at the weekend.

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Hand up for Becher challenge

Connections of Knock A Hand are praying for plenty of cut in the ground at Aintree for the Betfred Becher Chase on Saturday week.

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Meade admits going concern

Noel Meade has his fingers crossed Road To Riches will be able to handle the soft conditions he is likely to encounter in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.

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McCoy set for Merry ride

Tony McCoy is likely to look to Merry King to give him that elusive first victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.

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Walsh ready for Sceaux show

Ruby Walsh expects Un De Sceaux's new career to get off to a lively start in the Killinan Beginners' Chase at Thurles on Thursday.

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National aim for Wyck Hill

Wyck Hill's season will be geared around a crack at the Crabbie's Grand National.

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