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Mustajeeb sprints to it

PA Sport 5:53pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Mustajeeb hits the front under Pat SmullenMustajeeb marked himself out as the emerging force on the sprinting scene with victory in what looked a strong renewal of the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

Settled in mid-division in the Group Two contest as Astaire blazed a trail and Sole Power was held up by Richard Hughes, Pat Smullen got a real tune out of Dermot Weld's four-year-old when he pressed the button.

Secret's out at Haydock

PA Sport 4:22pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Pearl SecretPearl Secret went one place better than 12 months ago as he powered to victory in the betfred.com Temple Stakes at Haydock.

One of three sprinters carrying the colours of owners Qatar Racing, the David Barron-trained six-year-old had to hold the late surge of Jack Dexter after Goldream and Take Cover set the pace in a fast and furious five-furlong dash.

Tate springs Listed surprise

PA Sport 4:13pm, Sat 23 May 2015

BlhadawaBlhadawa caused a 28-1 surprise in the Listed Betfred TV EBF Stallion Stakes at Haydock.

With upwards of a stone to find on the majority of her rivals according to the official ratings, James Tate's four-year-old looked up against it, and all her best form had been on the all-weather.

First equal to Beverley challenge

PA Sport 4:01pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Simon CrisfordSimon Crisford claimed the biggest success of his fledgling training career when First Selection struck in the Brian Yeardley Continental Two-Year-Old Trophy at Beverley.

The former Godolphin racing manager has only saddled a handful of runners since he embarked upon his new profession and already has a potential Royal Ascot candidate this June.

Classic double for Gleneagles

PA Sport 3:41pm, Sat 23 May 2015

GleneaglesGleneagles overcame trouble in running to complete a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Ryan Moore had to wait for a gap on the Newmarket Guineas hero, but he was never flustered and once in the clear the Aidan O'Brien-trained 2-5 favourite showed his class as he produced a tremendous turn of foot.

Mustajeeb sprints to it

PA Sport 3:32pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Mustajeeb shows a fine turn of foot to scoreMustajeeb marked himself out as the emerging force on the sprinting scene with victory in what looked a strong renewal of the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh.

Settled in mid-division in the Group Two contest as Astaire blazed a trail and Sole Power was held up by Richard Hughes, Pat Smullen got a real tune out of Dermot Weld's four-year-old when he pressed the button.

Big-race options for Corsican

PA Sport 2:37pm, Sat 23 May 2015

The Corsican sweeps past to score wellThe Corsican's connections are dreaming of Royal Ascot after the four-year-old was produced late by Jim Crowley to make a winning return after 254 days off the track in the 888sport Festival Stakes at Goodwood.

Big-race options for Corsican team

PA Sport 2:25pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Latest horse racing newsThe Corsican's connections are dreaming of Royal Ascot after the four-year-old was produced late by Jim Crowley to make a winning return after 254 days off the track in the 888sport Festival Stakes at Goodwood.

Fabricate puts down Royal marker

PA Sport 2:03pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Michael BellFabricate sparked Royal Ascot dreams for the Queen when winning the Betfred Supports Jack Berry Handicap in some style at Haydock Park.

The Makfi colt, out of an Oaks runner-up in Flight Of Fancy, pulled a length and three-quarters clear of another twice-raced three-year-old, Hernandoshideaway, with those two well clear of some decent yardsticks.

No decision on replacement - McCoy

PA Sport 1:46pm, Sat 23 May 2015

Tony McCoy in the McManus silksTony McCoy is looking forward to assisting his old boss JP McManus now his career in the saddle is over - but insists a decision on who will replace him as number one rider to the powerful owner has yet to be taken.