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#Long Run

# long-run - Monday 23 December, 2013

Captain Chris ruled out of King George

Until the setback Hobbs had entertained high hopes that Captain Chris, third favourite in the ante-post betting, could go one better after chasing home Long Run in 2012.

# long-run - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Some serious whip tekkers from jockey Sam Waley-Cohen at Punchestown Punchestown This post contains videos

Some serious whip tekkers from jockey Sam Waley-Cohen at Punchestown

Long Run’s jockey showed excellent reflexes in the closing stage of yesterday’s Punchestown Gold Cup.

# long-run - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Courageous Long Run reclaims King George crown

The seven-year-old gelding becomes only the seventh horse to reclaim the prestigious accolade.

# long-run - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Long Run looks to regain lost lustre

Twas the night before Kempton…

# long-run - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Mark your Card: your best bet for today’s Grade racing

Can Long Run get the job done? Declan Smyth studies the form ahead of the action at Haydock and Ascot.

# long-run - Friday 16 March, 2012

As it happened: Cheltenham, day four

It’s Gold Cup Friday. Check in on all this afternoon’s action at Prestbury Park.

# long-run - Monday 12 March, 2012

Pipe dream: Grands Crus skips Gold Cup in favour of RSA

Last year’s World Hurdle runner-up Grands Crus has been installed as 13/8 favourite for Wednesday’s RSA Chase.

# long-run - Wednesday 7 March, 2012

Nicholls sets Wincanton test for recovering Kauto Star

Kauto Star will have to prove his Gold Cup fitness during a racecourse gallop at Wincanton this Friday.

# long-run - Monday 5 March, 2012

Nicholls: Kauto ‘heading in the right direction’

Paul Nicholls is staying positive about Kauto Star’s recovery as the clock ticks down to next week’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

# long-run - Friday 2 March, 2012

Paul Nicholls still optimistic about Kauto Star’s Cheltenham chances

Trainer will make decision after fall next Sunday.

# long-run - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Cheltenham without Kauto? Legend’s Festival run hangs in the balance

Trainer Paul Nicholls rated Kauto Star’s chances of running in the Cheltenham Gold Cup at 50-50 after a fall while schooling.

# long-run - Friday 17 February, 2012

Long Run back to winning ways… but only just

“We went a right good gallop and, if anything, I think we’ve learnt how to set him up for a fence when you are going that big quicker.”

# long-run - Friday 10 February, 2012

Newbury’s ‘Super Saturday’ abandoned due to snow

Discussions are underway with a view to rearranging the top races on tomorrow’s star-studded card.

# long-run - Wednesday 4 January, 2012

Long Run plugs out to boost Cheltenham chances

Long Run will race without earplugs on his next outing, trainer Nicky Henderson said yesterday.

# long-run - Monday 12 December, 2011

Nicholls: Kauto and Master Minded set for King George showdown

Trainer Paul Nicholls has confirmed that his two superstar chasers will meet at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.

# long-run - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Not done yet: Ruby Walsh guides Kauto Star to brilliant win

Kauto Star proved that class is permanent with a quite brilliant win in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend’s racing

Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend’s racing

With three graded races to pick from today, analyst Declan Smyth flicks through the form book in search of a winner.

# long-run - Friday 18 March, 2011

The Winners’ Enclosure: Step aside, there’s a new king in town

The Cheltenham Festival has drawn to a close but not before the chasing torch was passed to a new generation. Catch up with the best bits of the day’s action here.

Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham?

The Cheltenham Festival is nearly done and dusted for another year but the biggest race of all is still to come. We throw an eye over the cast for this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

# long-run - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

No Cheltenham return Forpady this year

Irish chaser Forpadydeplasterer will not travel to this year’s festival, trainer Tom Cooper reveals.