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Go Native the Champion choice – but Rio looks value at jumbo price

Chris McGrath's Day One Verdict: Carberry can swoop late to take hurdling crown, with visitors set for clean sweep

Solwhit run at Festival in balance

Leading Champion Hurdle contender on the sick list in wake of dirty scope

Late salvo against the favourite opens up race

It was, as usual, Oprah Winfrey's show that best captured the mood of an expectant nation this week, when the venerable film critic Roger Ebert used her sofa to declare this year's Oscars one of the most "predictable" of modern times.

Hughes's Vic Venturi jumps to head of National market

If Dessie Hughes was just appeasing the leprechauns when he said this week that his chance of winning a Grand National may have come and gone, they were not long in relenting. The veteran Irish horseman was referring to Black Apalachi's exit at Becher's second time round, when well clear and going strongly, last year with his rueful comment that "maybe you get only one chance at these things".

Gartmore price cut by a third as appetite for flotations recedes

Gartmore has been forced to slash its flotation price by a third after the crisis in Dubai hit investor confidence and threatened to derail its flotation on the London Stock Exchange next week.

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Walsh coaxes masterly round of jumping from chaser with mind of his own

Vic emerges as potential victor for the National

Becher Chase winner another leading contender for Hughes next spring

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Quartano victory lifts Greatrex

Rookie trainer relieved to register first win while King novices start in style

Betfair and William Hill target India

Foreign operators bid for licence in Indian state to grab share of $60bn market

Wozniacki match under investigation for betting irregularities

Tennis authorities are looking into a WTA Tour match involving US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki that apparently sparked bettors to pile money on her opponent when she was on the verge of losing in straight sets.

Aviva fires starting gun on Dutch float

Insurer will have a formidable war chest after Amsterdam listing of unit

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