Sunday 08

Horse Racing

Telecaster bang in tune - Morrison

3rd July 2019, 17:30 by Bobbie Jackson

Hughie Morrison says Telecaster is raring to go as he gears up for a return to action in the Coral-Eclipse on Saturday.

Connections were left frustrated after the three-year-old came home dead last in the Investec Derby at Ascot on June 1.

Expectations had been high after successive wins at Windsor and York, but a bright start quickly faded among strong company.

Telecaster has been out over the last few days building up towards Saturday's Coral-Eclipse and Morrison was pleased with his run under Oisin Murphy on Tuesday.

Morrison said: "We were very happy with him yesterday (Tuesday), so unless there's a late wobble we will be there on Saturday. Epsom probably came too soon for him and the course was probably not to his liking. Hopefully we are not going back too soon. He is bursting with energy at home, so we thought we'd better run him.

"He's a horse who has got a lot of ability and we look forward to a good run - I just hope he turns up. He didn't at Epsom and there was no reason to think that he wouldn't, other than he had not had enough time to recover from a hard race 16 days before [in the Dante], as well as the fact that he was an immature horse who'd had three races in the spring. We had that doubt in our mind.

"Will we get the horse which ran in the Dante on Saturday, or the one who ran in the Derby? He doesn't give you any outward signs of the contrary. It's pretty unnerving and it would be easy to bottle it, but he looks well, is working well and opportunities like this do not come along very often, so off you go."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

More Horse Racing

Horse Racing

Walk In The Mill claims Becher spoils

7th December 2019, 18:31

Walk In The Mill seems primed for another crack at Grand National glory after winning the Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree.

Horse Racing

Defi Du Seuil claims thrilling Tingle Creek

7th December 2019, 18:15

Defi Du Seuil edged out Un De Sceaux in a tense Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, with a trip to Ascot now possibly on the agenda.

Horse Racing

Nicholls bullish on Politologue's Sandown bid

6th December 2019, 17:56

Paul Nicholls feels Politologue can avenge defeat to Defi Du Seuil when the pair meet in the Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday.

Horse Racing

No Christmas outing for Honeysuckle

6th December 2019, 17:10

Hatton's Grace Hurdle winner Honeysuckle won't be in action over the Christmas period, trainer Henry de Bromhead has confirmed.

Horse Racing

Elliott ponders Samcro options

5th December 2019, 18:38

Trainer Gordon Elliott feels Samcro could benefit from stepping up to three miles.

Horse Racing

Sandown trip should suit Overthetop

5th December 2019, 18:17

Trainer Olly Murphy is hoping for a big performance from Overthetop in the Ballymore Winter Novices' Hurdle at Sandown on Friday.

Recent Sport Headlines


Would Niko Kovac be the right appointment for Toffees?

8th December 2019, 09:55

Niko Kovac could be in line to take the Everton job, but is he the right man to get the Toffees back on track?


Klopp plays down Lovren injury concerns

8th December 2019, 08:57

Jurgen Klopp has played down an injury picked up by Dejan Lovren as Liverpool picked up a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Nuno set sights on new central defender

8th December 2019, 08:29

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo says plans are afoot to bring in new players, with another central defender top of his wanted list ahead of the January window.

Manchester United

Solskjaer salutes United of old after City win

8th December 2019, 07:59

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes his side looked like the old Manchester United as they inflicted a damaging derby defeat on champions Manchester City.


Ferguson in dark over Kovac Goodison appearance

8th December 2019, 07:59

Duncan Ferguson said he has no clue why former Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac watched Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Manchester United

Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

7th December 2019, 20:26

Manchester United dominated at the Etihad Stadium as goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial secured a 2-1 win against Manchester City.


Rocket pulls out of Masters

7th December 2019, 19:44

Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan has cited personal reasons for pulling out of next month's Masters at Alexandra Palace.


Smith hands Moeen Test lifeline

7th December 2019, 19:38

Chief selector Ed Smith wants Moeen Ali to play Test cricket for England again but is unsure when that might be.