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Sunfish recovers after taking wrong turning

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Racing: Smith sends two to Newmarket

DENYS SMITH, the northern trainer, sends the two-year-olds Zestril and Lady-Love to the July meeting at Newmarket next week. Zestril, a winner at Carlisle last week, will make the journey from County Durham to tackle Tuesday's Cherry Hinton Stakes. The following day Lady-Love, a winner at Musselburgh, runs in the EBF Swaythling Memorial Novice Stakes.

Racing: Kissogram follows Wonderful footsteps

LUCA CUMANI has entered both Kissogram and Manndar for the International Stakes at York on 17 August in an attempt to secure a second successive victory in the pounds 370,000 race.

Racing: Supple finds winners in bountiful supply

WILLIE SUPPLE recorded an astonishing 697-1 four-timer at Musselburgh yesterday, the first time the 31-year-old Irish jockey has ridden four winners on the same card.

Racing: Dee Pee Tee Cee on target for York prize

DEE PEE TEE CEE put on the style again to complete a four-timer in the easiest fashion under Terry Lucas at Hamilton yesterday. He has now earned a step up in class and will return to York, the scene of his third success of the term last Saturday, to have a crack at the John Smith's Cup on 10 July.

Pupils scared of gang warfare

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Racing: Fatehalkhair makes Ellison feel good

THE TRAINER Brian Ellison was entitled to feel happier after Fatehalkhair had scored in style at Catterick yesterday. The County Durham handler had been disappointed when his gelding had finished unplaced at Musselburgh 18 days earlier in a race that is under scrutiny by the Jockey Club.

Football: Houdini lives on in Horton

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Racing: Eddery banned

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