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News articles by Malcolm Heyhoe

Heyhoe's Daily View: Saturday 18th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 5:01pm, Fri 17 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeSpring has signalled a welcome return to form for Malcolm Jefferson, with a superb Aintree festival winner in the shape of Cyrus Darius and judging by the general good form of his horses, the Malton-based trainer may well be in for another graded winner courtesy of the hat-trick seeking Oscar Rock, who holds strong claims in the Future Champion Novices’ Chase (2.00) on a difficult card at Ayr on Saturday.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Thursday 16th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 8:35am, Thu 16 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeI have always had a soft spot for trainer Nigel Hawke after he steered home Seagram to land the Grand National back in the mists of time, and the former Aintree-winning jockey is enjoying something of a purple patch with his small team of jumpers right now. Perhaps the hat-trick seeking Midnight Request can maintain the stable's momentum by landing a novices’ handicap chase (5.00) at Cheltenham on Thursday.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Monday 13th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 8:40am, Mon 13 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeEvery Grand National throws up a hero but Many Clouds’s wonderful victory in the most famous and demanding race in the world must surely go down as one of the very best in modern times. On the go since last November and coming into Aintree on the back of a comprehensive defeat in a brutal Gold Cup, he was braver than brave as he made light of a heavy weight to hold on for a thrilling success from the plucky Saint Are.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Saturday 11th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 5:22pm, Fri 10 Apr 2015

image-left-align Heyhoe The Grand National rolls into town on Saturday with total prize-money of a £1m, making it the richest race of the jumps season by a long chalk. The race’s peril factor is still high along with the excitement, and while the fences have been modified, the spirit of the race has not been lost completely. For the 2015 renewal, Rocky Creek looks a sound each-way bet for champion trainer, Paul Nicholls.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Friday 10th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 10:25am, Fri 10 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeThe feature race on Friday’s Aintree card is the Grade1 Melling Chase (3.25) and in a difficult and open renewal of the 2m 4f contest, perhaps the Irish raider Don Cossack can gain compensation for a disappointing effort at Cheltenham the other day.

Heyhoe's Daily View: Thursday 9th of April

Malcolm Heyhoe 11:04am, Wed 8 Apr 2015

image-left-align HeyhoeAintree’s three-day flagship fixture slips into gear on Thursday, and the classy Hargam looks the day’s banker for Nicky Henderson in the Anniversary Hurdle (2.15) for four-year-olds. The drying ground has come right for the smooth travelling grey, and the form of his Triumph Hurdle third is good enough to win most renewals of this weak Grade 1 event.