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Garner hit with lengthy ban

PA Sport 6:44pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Thomas GarnerThomas Garner was banned for nine days (May 5-13) for overuse of the whip when partnering Oliver Sherwood's Arkose to victory in the Download The totepool Live Info App Handicap Chase at Towcester.

The suspension tempered a successful day for the 5lb claimer as he was celebrating his first double following his win on the same stable's Stiff Upper Lip earlier on the card in the Bet Totejackpot Novices' Hurdle.

Fitz powers home at Fairyhouse

PA Sport 6:34pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Rebel Fitz jumps the last with no sign of oppositionRebel Fitz is set for a busy summer after capitalising on Ballycasey's fall to lift the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.

A mixed bag such as the Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary in July and the Galway Plate over fences two weeks later could be on the cards for the versatile and talented nine-year-old.

Memories in Final flourish

PA Sport 6:34pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Lots Of Memories is in the clear at the final flightLots Of Memories turned the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap Hurdle Series Final into a procession as he spreadeagled his field.

A Grade Three scorer at Cork in November, the Paul Fahey-trained seven-year-old looked a cut above the opposition as he won easily in the hands of 5lb claimer Shane Butler.

Toner hits target for Elliott

PA Sport 5:21pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Toner D'OudairiesGordon Elliott's consistent Toner D'Oudairies benefited from a power-packed Davy Condon ride to steal the Imperial Call Chase at Cork from under the nose of Noble Prince.

Paul Nolan's 10-year-old Noble Prince appeared to have the race in safe keeping under Alan Crowe on the run to the last and the jockey sat still to make sure he did not make a mistake.

Fitz powers home at Fairyhouse

PA Sport 5:10pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Rebel FitzRebel Fitz took advantage of the untimely fall of favourite Ballycasey to lift the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.

Ballycasey attempted to make all the running in the four-horse field for the Grade One contest and he was still in front and apparently going well when he came down at the second-last fence. Mozoltov, also trained by Willie Mullins, had already taken a tumble just after halfway.

Joe ready for Cork outing

PA Sport 1:58pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Mossey Joe in Aintree actionEnda Bolger reports Mossey Joe to be in tremendous shape ahead of the Jack Tyner Memorial Hunters Chase at Cork on Monday.

This prolific winner landed this prize 12 months ago when trained by Declan McNamara and goes for a repeat victory for new connections.

Lennon looking to call tune

PA Sport 1:47pm, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Tammys HillLiam Lennon has his fingers firmly crossed Tammys Hill can transfer his smart hunter chase form to the open ranks when his stable star goes for glory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

Ground holds key to Tonto show

PA Sport 11:40am, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Top Notch TontoBrian Ellison is hoping for suitable conditions to allow Top Notch Tonto a prep run at Sandown on Friday ahead of the JLT Lockinge Stakes.

The North Yorkshire trainer has lined up his stable star for the bet365 Mile before focusing on Newbury for the Group One showpiece on May 17.

Lucky escape for Cook

PA Sport 11:36am, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Danny CookDanny Cook appears to have escaped serious injury following a fall at Haydock on Saturday.

It was feared the jockey might have broken his collarbone after the tumble from Tiptoeaway at the third-last fence in a two-and-three-quarter-mile handicap chase. However, it seems those fears have been allayed.

Lyons backs Brackan

PA Sport 10:40am, Sun 20 Apr 2014

Brendan BrackanGer Lyons expects Brendan Brackan to "pay his way" at a good level this season after a mixed spell in Dubai.

Having burst on to the scene last season when winning the valuable Topaz Mile at Galway by over eight lengths, he subsequently claimed a Group Three at the Curragh in September.