Racing: New plan for Noyan

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Richard Fahey has ambitious plans for his star chaser Noyan, successful in Punchestown's Heineken Gold Cup last month. "I will try and train him for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November with a long term eye on the Scottish National," Fahey said yesterday. "I was just lucky to have Noyan when he was right," he added.

The young Irishman was also hopeful that his smart sprinter Superior Premium will soon put his defeat in last week's Palace House Stakes at Newmarket behind him. "Superior Premium just wasn't 100 per cent when he came home," Fahey explained.

Michael Poland has issued a warning to punters over his unraced Carisbrooke. The colt, in training with Henry Cecil, has been quoted in ante-post betting for Epsom and was offered at 40-1 by Coral yesterday morning. But a stable spokeswoman said: "Mr Poland wants to let punters know that they shouldn't back Carisbrooke for the Derby as he will be withdrawn."