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International Racing News

Sky's International racing journalists keep you up-to-date with the latest from abroad in the world of thorougbred racing.

STEADY RISE FOR ROCKET COUNTDOWN RSA - The Selangor is traditionally the best trial for Saturday’s Forus Cape Guineas – five of the last 12 winners went on to take the classic – but Rocket Countdown’s victory came as a 36-1 shock. Even his trainer was surprised but he has now won three off the bounce, rising steadily up the ratings. - 16 Dec
Snaith Can Do It Again RSA - Justin Snaith has no less than 11 runners spread across the four Graded races at Kenilworth on Saturday, with a trio going to post for the Grade 1 Forus Cape Guineas.  - 16 Dec
Candice Heading For Stratosphere RSA - Candice Bass-Robinson has recent Selangor Cup winner Rocket Countdown in the Grade 1 Forus Cape Guineas on Saturday.  - 16 Dec
LERENA GIVES  A MASTERCLASS RSA - For a jockey, no matter a champion or a lesser light, the battle against the scale is often more intense that a close finish and for those riders at the top end, life can be a living hell. So those with a disciplined mindset regarding their diet deserve the utmost admiration. - 14 Dec
Allen Stars, But Youth Bows To Experience Victorian Ben Allen was the individual star of the show at Ellerslie on Wednesday evening, but his valiant efforts weren’t enough for his youthful side to land the Jockeys’ World Cup Prelude. - 14 Dec
Ground Key To Might Bite Repelling Bristol De Mai Challenge Nicky Henderson would like to see a sound surface at Kempton to boost Might Bite's bid for glory in the 32Red King George VI Chase. - 14 Dec
King George Off The Agenda For Gold Cup Hero Sizing John Sizing John will not take up his entry in the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. - 14 Dec
Conditions Should Suit Dan The Lad RSA - Dan The Lad was really up against last time when trainer Paul Matchett decided to run him in the Grade 2 Merchants over 1160m at Turffontein. - 14 Dec
Un De Sceaux Enjoys Hilly Way Cruise At Cork Un De Sceaux made light of the exhausting conditions to trounce his rivals in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork. - 12 Dec
Sizing John Returns In Style With Emphatic John Durkan Success Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John made the perfect return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase. - 12 Dec