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Blaklion hard to hold in Becher test

Fourth in the Grand National at Aintree in the spring, Blaklion looks to hold outstanding claims of getting a win over famous fences in Saturday’s Becher Handicap Chase. Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge kept some very useful company last term, preceding his Aintree effort with pleasing performances in defeat behind the likes of Native River, Definitly Red […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Racing News – ‘Let’s have it’ says Tizzard ahead of Kempton blockbuster

Colin Tizzard is like everyone else ahead of Monday’s King George at Kempton, the trainer finds it nigh-on impossible to split his pair of Cue Card and Thistlecrack. Winner of the race 12 months ago at the fourth attempt, Cue Card is the proven top-level staying chaser with no less than seven Grade Ones in […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes

Racing News – Cue Card vs. Thistlecrack headlines Boxing Day card

Jumps racing fans have been served notice of a Boxing Day blockbuster after connections of Thistlecrack confirmed he will face stablemate Cue Card in the King George VI Chase at Kempton. Both horses are trained by the in-form Colin Tizzard but the Dorset handler had been tight-lipped on the prospect of pitting them against each […]

Phoenix to rise and Stradivarius to hit right notes