Racing: Earthmover grounded

PAUL NICHOLLS faces a race against time to get Earthmover fully fit for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on 28 November. Last season's Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase winner took a crashing fall at Newton Abbot on Wednesday and Nicholls reported yesterday: "Earthmover has sustained a haematoma between his front legs which is very sore today and it will be a fight against time to have him ready for the Newbury race."

Andy Turnell confirmed yesterday that he will be moving his training operation to Lynda Ramsden's yard at Breckenbrough, near Thirsk, on 17 November. Turnell, currently based in Wantage, saddled 10-1 shot Whispering Court to win the conditionals' handicap hurdle at Towcester yesterday.

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