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Racing: Best of Fallon brightens worst week

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Chester's tight turns held no fears for rising star Kerrin McEvoy yesterday as the jockey made his first visit to the Roodee a winning one.

Racing: Quiff tempts Stoute to take on Leger colts

One of racing's most durable and confounding runs of misfortune may be at an end on the muddy evidence delivered here on the Knavesmire yesterday.

Racing: Ancient World makes history for punters

A gelding operation lay behind the success of Ancient World in the £100,000 William Hill Mile at Goodwood yesterday. The Godolphin runner became the first winning favourite in the 17-year history of the race.

Racing: Byron's surge rescues the Godolphin ideal

A rare moment of mercy came from the grinding Godolphin machine at Goodwood yesterday when the featured Lennox Stakes was allowed to slip from the gnarled hands of Frankie Dettori, who was on board Kheleyf for the Group Two contest.

Racing: Doyen shows his true sparkle

Godolphin's new hero proves he is worthy to follow in the hoofprints of legendary Lammtarra

Racing: Dettori plays Refuse To Bend mind games

Getting a horse into physical condition is one thing, sorting his head out quite another. Horses do not think the way we do, but they do think and yesterday Frankie Dettori turned shrink as he analysed the riddle posed by Refuse To Bend, his mount in Saturday's 107th Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. The enigmatic colt, winner of last year's 2,000 Guineas, had been a flop in the Godolphin team colours until winning the Queen Anne Stakes, his first top-level success since his day of days on the Rowley Mile.

Racing: Rule Of Law aims for revenge at Curragh

On a damp, blustery Newmarket Heath yesterday morning, the Godolphin team put the finishing touches to Rule Of Law ahead of his third clash with North Light in Sunday's 139th Irish Derby. Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the Kingmambo colt breezed seven furlongs on the bridle on the section of the historic Limekilns gallops known as the Trial Ground.

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