07 February 2019
Power Home was her consistent self, with another good run on the all weather at Kempton yesterday - up a grade and down a furlong from her previous run at the same track. She was not helped down the back straight by a lull in pace and a then dramatic jink from the race leader, where she got bumped and hampered. Oisin Murphy felt that she kept on well to the finish but lacked the toe of the top two rated horses inside the final furlong. She was beaten just over 3 lengths, having been eased in the final fifty yards once the winner had crossed. Provided she comes out of the race well, Denis will look for an early opportunity back at 12 furlongs.
02 February 2019
Following the race Denis reports that the ground was loose on top, as they had obviously applied plenty of water to the surface. This meant that Hors de Combat did not appreciate the resultant going, and Tadhg felt he didn't let himself down as he normally would. He has come out of the race very well, however, and will hopefully make amends on his next run in three weeks time.
01 February 2019
In last evening's finale race Hors de Combat finished 9th of 16 runners, beaten less than eight lengths. He finished upside the race favourite, the William Haggas trained Queen's horse Seniority, who had also raced mid-division throughout the race. As commented by Racing TV's analyst Angus McNae, Hors de Combat didn't have cover from halfway in the race, so that saw to his chances of making the frame with his hallmark surge up the Meydan straight.
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Irishman Denis was born into racing, worked with leading trainers around the world and was a successful professional jockey before commencing his training career in 1999.
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