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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Aintree action continues while Classic hero Capri returns at Naas

Capri has reportedly done well over the winter
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All eyes are on Aintree once again on Friday, where the second day of the Randox Health Grand National meeting sees another four Grade 1 races take centre stage.

Elsewhere, there is high quality stakes racing on the Flat in France, Ireland and America, including the return of dual Classic hero Capri in the Group 3 Alleged Stakes at Naas and a pair of Grade 1 contests across the Atlantic.


Racing

Aintree (first race: 1.45)

Naas (1.35)

Sedgefield (2.00)

Ballinrobe (5.30)

Kempton (5.45)

Friday's cards


ANZ Bloodstock News

It was a busy Thursday in Australia, as The Chairman's Sale at Inglis delivered some big prices but ultimately left all involved, including Inglis boss Mark Webster, unsatisfied.

Elsewhere, details of Coolmore Australia's 2018 roster were released, with Tom Magnier declaring the line-up the strongest to ever stand at their Jerry Plains farm.

Read today's issue here.


Worldwide stakes races

Chantilly 1.20 Prix Sigy (Group 3)

Naas 3.15 Gladness Stakes (Group 3)

Naas 3.50 Alleged Stakes (Group 3)

Keeneland 10.30 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (Grade 1)

Oaklawn Park 11.39 Apple Blossom Handicap (Grade 1)


What to read

"He couldn't have been more impressive in his point-to-point. He missed the last three fences but still won on the bridle."

Thompsons take home £325,000 Malone Road at Aintree Sale

"It's a great honour to be associated with such a good horse and he could definitely win the National."

Double agent O'Connor swaps the saddle for a suit following Foxhunters' success


What to watch

Coolmore's David O'Loughlin discusses Churchill, who was officially unveiled as part of Coolmore's Australian roster yesterday.


Final thought

Another indication of Galileo's dominance comes in Friday's Toals.com Bookmakers Alleged Stakes, in which the Coolmore king is represented by four of the five runners. Reports about Capri's wellbeing during the winter have been positive and the four-year-old could well build on his 2017 campaign, that brought Irish Derby and St Leger glory.

Another indication of Galileo's dominance comes in the Alleged Stakes, in which the Coolmore king is represented by four of the five runners

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