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Some Plan: took advantage of Royal Caviar’s last fence fall to win the Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown in January. A late recruit to chasing, the nine-year-old has now won three from four starts (fell himself at Cheltenham in November)

Hannon’s Old Road Stud having started out in his second career at Shade Oak Stud in Shropshire where the son of Sadler’s Wells, the indomitable sire of Flat and NH stallions, stood for three seasons. Now a 23-year-old, at his best as a racehorse a winner of the 1997 Prix Lupin for Andre Fabre and Sheikh Mohammed, he is listed at a €3,000 fee for this covering season. Dam Bobbing Back ran four times but did not manage to place. She is in-foal to Milan, having aborted to Yeats last year. She had an Oscar colt in 2015 and a foal by the same sire in 2013. A few previous mishaps with coverings means you have to trace back to 2009 to find a more siblings – a colt by Indian Danehill who has not been named – while in 2008 she followed up producing Many Clouds with The Tullow Tank, by Oscar. He is the only other runner Bobbing Back has had so far. Breeder Aidan Aherne failed to find a buyer for him as both a foal and February yearling, eventually selling him to Sam Curling for €21,000 as a three-year-old at the Derby Sale in 2012. Henry De Bromhead: enjoyed three Grade 1 winners in three days at the end of January

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We speak to champion UAE trainer Doug Watson ahead of the Dubai World Cup, we put some data behind the Jockey Club's Kempton Park proposals,...