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TOWCESTER RACES PREVIEW: Kelly warms up for Gold Cup ride with a trip at Towcester

Lizzie Kelly is booked to warm up for her Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup ride on Tea For Two on Friday by partnering course winner Brown Bear at Towcester 24 hours earlier.

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Rob Rexton

HORSE RACING: Rexton revving up for Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is the showground of dreams, and Northamptonshire man Rob Rexton is backing his trainer to deliver at the four-day jamboree next week.

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Ben Case watches Cheltenham hopeful Midnight Jazz on the gallops, ridden by Danny Hannig

HORSE RACING: Hales is happy to hold his star back

Little fish are sweet as the old saying goes and Edgcote trainer Alex Hales would settle for a Huntingdon double on Sunday while admitting his new stable star is likely to by-pass the Cheltenham Festival which now looms large on the horizon.

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The grey Flying Angel (centre) is pictured sporting Rob Rextons colours at the Cheltenham Festival last March

HORSE RACING: Happy times for trainer Morris

HEALTHY and happy horses win races and West Haddon trainer Stuart Morris would vouch for the truth of that statement after a dramatic turnaround in fortunes this season.

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Harry Redknapp was at Towcester on Wednesday witness the debut of his horse Drumlee City

TOWCESTER RACES: Bandon Roc cruises to emphatic victory

Three victories within the space of ten days might still not enable Bandon Roc to match the attractions of salmon fishing on the Bandon River in County Cork but the WOW Partnership won’t be complaining if the current flow of success continues.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Bridgwater delight as Edgar claims victory

TOWCESTER RACES: Bridgwater delight as Edgar claims victory

The form of horses trained by David Bridgwater looks set to take an upswing after a quiet start to the winter and Edgar (8/1) went some way to proving the point by landing the 2m conditional jockeys’ handicap chase in heavy conditions under Jake Hodson.

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Towcester stages the first of two its February fixtures next Thursday (February 2) when trainer Ben Pauling (left) will be looking to build on the success of 40/1 winner Perfect Pirate in December  (Picture: www.yan-photography.smugmug.com)

TOWCESTER RACES: Baileys hoping success goes on at Huntingdon

A bottle of bubbly was waiting in the fridge for Brixworth trainer Caroline Bailey after Global Dream removed her from the cold list at Leicester on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Caroline Beesley Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Towcester Racecourse in December raised �10,000 for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in N orthampton. Pictured handing over the money to Louise Danielczuk this week are (from left) Sue Bownass, Chris Barritt, Mark Beesley and Mick White

HORSE RACING: Wolf is hunting a success at Ascot

Wolf Of Windlesham looks intent on tackling the Keltbray Holloway’s Handicap Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday for Tyringham trainer Stuart Edmunds.

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Jonjo O'Neill

TOWCESTER RACES: Dream time for Jonjo O’Neill at Towcester

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill and jockey Killian Moore ensured the dream theme continued in the fourth running of the Totepool Caroline Beesley Memorial Handicap

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TOWCESTER RACES: Oliver scores welcome winner with Signed Request

TOWCESTER RACES: Oliver scores welcome winner with Signed Request

Signed Request took Henry Oliver off the cold list at Towcester despite the fact the nine year-old gelding had been retired six months ago.

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Cloonacool (left) is one of several exciting stars for in form Tyringham trainer Stuart Edmunds who was successful at Kempton on Monday with Vinegar Hill

HORSE RACING: Trainer Edmunds deflects plaudits after Kempton winner

Trainer Stuart Edmunds deflected the plaudits after Vinegar Hill gave his Tyringham yard a seventh winner of the season at Kempton on Monday.

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The Ben Case trained Graceful Legend was successful at Towcester last Thursday

HORSE RACING: Brown desperate to land a winner!

A bout of winter seconditis is one thing but filling the runners-up berth is becoming an annoying affliction for Towcester-based owner Steve Brown, who remains optimistic the habit will soon change.

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HORSE RACING: Ackerman confirms Towcester chasing more jump meetings

HORSE RACING: Ackerman confirms Towcester chasing more jump meetings

Towcester will step up its bid to increase jumping cards in the wake of Thursday’s additional meeting, switched across from Taunton.

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TOWCESTER RETURN - Pinkie Brown will run at the Northants track on Thursday

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Will Fled Or Pled try and repeat shock Towcester success?

Three of the six winners from Towcester’s first 2016/17 meeting could return to Northamptonshire when the local track hosts an extra fixture on Thursday afternoon which starts at 12.45pm.

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Midnight Jazz could be given a Cheltenham Festival target by Edgcote trainer Ben Case (left)

HORSE RACING: Midnight Jazz could be set for Cheltenham appearance

Gutsy mare Midnight Jazz could be given a Cheltenham Festival target next March by Edgcote trainer Ben Case.

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Naps winner Gary Pritchard with Dalepak's Mick White

SUMMER NAPS: Gary finally gets the biggest prize

The absence of long priced winners during the 2016 Dalepak Summer Naps League persisted to the bitter end. Yet at long last, champion Gary Pritchard (Fat Gazza) could finally relax.

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Sam Twiston-Davies was all smiles at Towcester last week with Harpole couple Mick and Sheila White and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies after winning a race in their name but the jockey has been in the wars since...

HORSE RACING: Rose set to bloom in Hereford run

A hop to Hereford on Halloween looks like being the next outing for the Ben Case-trained Pretty Rose, a runner-up to the handicap blot Innocent Girl in Towcester’s first contest of its 2016/17 season last Wednesday.

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Horse racing returned to Towcester on Wednesday

TOWCESTER RACES: Fled Or Pled upsets the odds in Towcester opener

No-one should need reminding Towcester can prove a setting for the unlikely and bizarre although a four month break ahead of Wednesday’s meeting meant we all felt a little ring rusty.

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Ben Case is hoping for a Towcester success

Mulholland and Morgan hoping for opening day success as horse racing returns to Towcester

Trainers Neil Mulholland and Paul Morgan will attempt to repeat victories of 12 months ago as Towcester resumes jump racing on Wednesday when the action is due to get underway at 2.20pm.

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Trainer Ben Case is pictured with (from left) First Drift, stable girl Kodie Aubrey, George Case, Croco Bay, Pulp Fiction, jockey Kielan Woods and Millie Lucock at his  Wardington Gate Farm stables on Sunday (Picture courtesy of Tudor Photography)

HORSE RACING: Case hopeful of a winning winter

Untapped potential is all around us, lurking in the corner of every horse box. Yet Edgcote trainer Ben Case is a mellow customer these days and pretends not to see it...

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