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Racing tips: Rosina set to rule with ground to her liking

Ann Duffield is expecting a big run from Rosina at Musselburgh tonight.

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JT McNamara on Galaxy Rock at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival. Picture: PA

Amateur jockey JT McNamara dies, aged 41

Renowned amateur jockey John Thomas McNamara has died aged 41.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson after he and Perth Racecourse chairman John Gellatly cut the ribbon at The Lodge, a brand-new state-of-the-art accommodation and stable complex which opened for business yesterday during two days of racing at the course. They were joined at the opening by chief executive Hazel Peplinksi. Johnson said: Its a fantastic facility at Perth for the stable staff but also a top facility in Perth to stay outwith racing. Picture: Fraser Band

Trainer Alistair Whillans praying for no rain at Perth

Alistair Whillans is keeping his fingers crossed that the rain stays away for Gleann Na Ndochais in the feature race at Perth today.

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Lucinda Russell's Bold Sir Brian will be back over the bigger obstacles at Perth today. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Lucinda Russell’s high hopes for Bold Sir Brian over fences

Lucinda Russell is looking forward to Bold Sir Brian going back over fences in the £15,000 feature race at Perth today,

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Trainer Roger Charlton (left) has given Rock Steady a long break. Picture: Getty Images

Rock Steady can pick up where left off with a win at Windsor

Rock Steady can carry on where he left off last season by winning the Sky Bet Top Price Every Favourite Handicap at Windsor.

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Jockey Adam Kirby celebrates winning the Prince of Wales's Stakes on horse My Dream Boat on day two of Royal Ascot. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Outsider My Dream Boat has wind in his sails at Royal Ascot

My Dream Boat was a surprising winner to give Clive Cox and Adam Kirby a second Group One success of the week in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Trainer Kevin Prendergast celebrates Awtaads victory in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the  Curragh last month. Picture: PA

Racing tips: Awtaad to play a starring role on first day

Awtaad can prove the star turn in the St James’s Palace Stakes on a glittering opening day of Royal Ascot.

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Pat Smullen pumps his fist in delight after guiding Harzand to victory in Saturdays Investec Derby. It was my greatest day in racing said the jockey afterwards. Picture: Getty

Leger plan for Derby hero Harzand

Investec Derby hero Harzand could end up running in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster in the autumn.

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Scotswell’s ‘home’ win delights trainer Harriet Graham

Scotswell’s ‘home’ win delights trainer Harriet Graham

Scotswell produced a gutsy front-running performance under Tommy Dowson in the long distance chase at Kelso yesterday.

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Keith Dalgleigh saddles Clem Fandango at Catterick. Picture: Lindsay Addison

Gurkha can put up good fight at Catterick

Likeable colt Gurkha Friend has to be followed at Catterick.

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Douvan, with Paul Townend on board, eases to victory in the Doom Bar Maghull novices steeplechase at Aintree earlier this month. Picture: Getty

Racing tips: Alpha Des Obeaux has power to land prize

Alpha Des Obeaux was a clear second best behind Thistlecrack at Cheltenham and, with Colin Tizzard’s exceptional talent out of the way this time, he can have his day in the sun in the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown.

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Simonsig takes on Vautour in one of the  highlights of the opening day at Punchestown. Picture: Getty

Racing tips: Outlander to lead Willie Mullins charge

Willie Mullins’ disappointment at not winning the British trainers’ championship can swiftly be allayed on day one of the Punchestown Festival.

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Kieren Fallon rode a double at Ayr. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Adrian Keatley steals the show with treble at Ayr

Irish trainer Adrian Keatley took the honours on the opening day of the Flat season at Ayr yesterday, saddling a 
treble with the former six-time champion jockey, Kieren Fallon, riding two of them.

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Title-chasing Willie Mullins, pictured, and Paul Nicholls could both be among the winners today. Picture: Getty

Racing tips: Bank on Willie Mullins

With just 72 hours of the 2015/16 season to go, most interest is reserved for the jumps action and the battle royal between Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins for the trainers’ title.

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Baby King. Picture: Getty

Fagan star turn as Gordon Elliott targets Perth triumph

Fagan is the star turn on the opening day of the Perth Festival as the recent Cheltenham runner-up reappears in the £18,000 British Stallions Future Champions EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle.

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Trainer Brendan Powell is keen to cash in with Uncle Dermot. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Back Uncle Dermot before ground firms up

Uncle Dermot has a fighting chance at Brighton when he competes in the Harringtons Lettings – Official Grandstand Sponsor Handicap.

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Sam Twiston-Davies rides Vicente to victory in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Vicente wins Coral Scottish Grand National

Vicente won the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr to put Paul Nicholls back on top in the race for the trainers’ championship.

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Midnight Prayer, ridden by Richard Johnson, jumps the last to win at Exeter. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Time for Midnight to make his mark

Midnight Prayer has this season had a National nightmare, but all that can change at Ayr.

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File photo of a racehorse. The stable has high hopes for Horsey McHorseface. Picture: Getty Images

High hopes for racehorse named Horsey McHorseface

THE National Environmental Research Council (NERC) poll to find a name for a new polar research ship is still making waves around the globe, with a racehorse named Horsey McHorseface the latest tribute.

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Owner Michael O'Leary kisses the Crabbie's Grand National trophy after Rule The World's victory. Picture: PA Wire

Scottish National can give O’Leary 1-2-3

One of the classiest fields ever will line up in tomorrow’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr when Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary attempts to win his third Grand National in less than a month.

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