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In-demand Hardie raises the Bar

Cam Hardie claimed his latest achievement on a growing list when riding a winner in the royal blue colours of Godolphin at Lingfield. The apprentice created history at the same Surrey course when landing the first ever race held in Britain on Good Friday, and successes at Glorious Goodwood and on Eclipse day at Sandown have followed.

Native fired up for Bullet

Veteran sprinter Kingsgate Native will bid to get off the mark for the campaign in the Betfred Beverley Bullet on Saturday. Winner of the Nunthorpe in 2007 and the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot the following year, Kingsgate Native is in the twilight of his career as a nine-year-old, but has run consistently well in defeat for trainer Robert Cowell this season.

Hills duo named in morphine case

Two horses trained by Barry Hills have been named among a total of eight horses that tested positive for morphine as the British Horseracing Authority announced the disciplinary panel hearing will take place on September 25. The horses concerned are Soul Intent and Jolly Red Jeanz, who failed drugs tests after winning at Epsom and Chester respectively in July.

Halford eyes Orchid Fairy tale

Trainer Mick Halford is hoping smart mare Slipper Orchid can pick up some valuable black type in the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on Thursday. The five-year-old has already won at Dundalk and Fairyhouse during a pleasing campaign and was last seen finishing fourth in Listed company at the Galway Festival.

Ribbons tuning up for Opera

Ribbons could bid for more Group One glory in the Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp on October 5 if conditions are suitable.

Resilient Toomey driven to succeed

Brian Toomey still faces several obstacles if he is to beat the odds and make a fairytale return to the saddle.

Injury blow derails Faydhan season

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's exciting prospect Faydhan has suffered a setback that could rule him out for the rest of the season.

Reel deal in Champagne frame

Investec Derby favourite Highland Reel features amongst the 45 horses confirmed for the At The Races Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on September 13.

Gosden sets sights on fifth Leger

John Gosden aims to have three runners in the Ladbrokes St Leger as he looks to win the world's oldest Classic for a fifth time at Doncaster on September 13.

Encke in top trim for Irish Leger

Encke remains firmly on course for the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh on September 14 after delighting connections in a racecourse gallop over the weekend.

Betting levy under scrutiny

Sports Minister Helen Grant has announced a consultation on modernising the betting levy.

Kompany set for Doncaster sale

Smart juvenile Kool Kompany will go under the hammer at Doncaster's Horses In Training sale next week.

Elleval in line for Enterprise

Elleval is likely to make an appearance on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown following a creditable effort in defeat at York. The four-year-old landed a valuable handicap at the Dubai Carnival at Meydan earlier in the year and has run creditably in stakes company on a number of occasions since returning to Ireland.

Elleval in line for Enterprise

Elleval is likely to make an appearance on Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown following a creditable effort in defeat at York. The four-year-old landed a valuable handicap at the Dubai Carnival at Meydan earlier in the year and has run creditably in stakes company on a number of occasions since returning to Ireland.

Toormore in the hunt for Turkey

Toormore remains on course for a likely trip to Turkey on Sunday week for the International Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi.

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