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Published: 10:37 | 2/8/16

Melbourne option for Wicklow Brave

Wicklow Brave could be aimed at the Emirates Melbourne Cup later in the year.

Willie Mullins' seven-year-old was fourth behind Big Orange in the Goodwood Cup last month and connections were delighted with the run and are considering sending him to Australia for a crack at the Melbourne Cup.

"Unfortunately he wasn't quite as good as Big Orange, but he ran a blinder and acquitted himself well," owner Nick Peacock explained.

"We'll see what the handicapper does. I think we'd like to go to the Melbourne Cup, but we'll have to see what the handicapper does.

"He could probably do with going up by a couple of pounds. With his current rating he would be right on the edge of getting in, I think, and it would be a big risk to take him there, with the cost and everything else, if you're not sure you're going to get a run.

"Willie has mentioned the Lonsdale Cup as a possible next race for him and I suppose the Irish St Leger might be the last opportunity to run if he was going to go to Australia."

Munster name side to face Glasgow

15:07 | 21/10/16

Keith Earls has been named on the left wing for Munster's Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

Moscow Flyer dies aged 22

14:02 | 21/10/16

Former Champion Chase winner Moscow Flyer has died aged 22, the National Stud has announced.

Cheltenham to honour McNamara

11:21 | 21/10/16

The 2017 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival is to be run in memory of JT McNamara.

Moore may ride Yucatan, says O'Brien

19:43 | 19/10/16

Ryan Moore could ride Yucatan in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, according to trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Thistlecrack to make chasing bow

11:46 | 19/10/16

World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack is to make his debut over fences at Chepstow on Tuesday.

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