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Johnson convinced River has class to strike in Gold Cup | Horse Racing News |

Native River: jockey Richard Johnson thinks he can win Gold Cup  PICTURE:John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)   By Graham Dench 8:01PM 7 MAR 2017  RICHARD JOHNSON believes he has a great chance of bridging the 17-year gap since Looks Like Trouble by winning the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Native River, who enjoyed the ideal prep at Newbury last month. The clash between Native River ...

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Johnson: Native River a big threat to Thistlecrack

Native River (red cap, noseband) charges to Welsh National victory   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Peter Scargill 1:47PM 30 DEC 2016  NATIVE RIVER is the biggest threat to Thistlecrack in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup after producing a “phenomenal performance” to win the Coral Welsh Grand National under top weight on Tuesday. That is the view of champion jockey ...

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Johnson looking forward to River in Welsh National

Native River (yellow sleeves) winning the Hennessy Gold Cup   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Keith Melrose 1:00pM 24 DEC 2016  TUESDAY’S Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow is the race that Richard Johnson is most looking forward to over Christmas, as he once again teams up with Hennessy Gold Cup winner Native River. The two looked a perfect match at ...

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Thistlecrack the one for Johnson in King George clash

Richard Johnson believes the race could be run to suit Thistlecrack   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully 8:00PM 23 DEC 2016  RICHARD JOHNSON says he would opt to ride Thistlecrack over Cue Card in Monday’s 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton. The champion jockey admits the call would be a tough one to make but feels the ...

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Thistlecrack the one for Johnson in King George

Richard Johnson believes the race could be run to suit Thistlecrack   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully 8:00PM 23 DEC 2016  RICHARD JOHNSON says he would opt to ride Thistlecrack over Cue Card in Monday’s 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton. The champion jockey admits the call would be a tough one to make but feels the ...

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Twiston-Davies turns to Johnson for Ballyoptic spare

Ballyoptic: was due to be ridden by Ryan Hatch at Ascot   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 6:07PM 14 DEC 2016  CHAMPION jump jockey Richard Johnson is set to lead Nigel Twiston-Davies’s challenge for another big hurdles prize this weekend after being approached to ride Ballyoptic. Fresh from steering The New One to victory in the International Hurdle ...

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Johnson looking forward to Village Vic ride at Cheltenham

Richard Johnson: looking forward to riding the bold-jumping Village Vic   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Keith Melrose 6:44PM 9 DEC 2016  CHAMPION JOCKEY Richard Johnson has said that he would not be on another horse in Saturday’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup besides his mount and last year’s winner Village Vic. Village Vic has since carved out a niche in ...

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Johnson picks up ride on The New One in International

The New One: twice successful previously in the International Hurdle   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Keith Melrose 3:25pM 9 DEC 2016  CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson will ride The New One in the stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday after the horse’s intended rider Ryan Hatch was injured in a fall at the same course on Friday. RELATED LINKS ...

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Johnson among nominees for Lesters awards

Richard Johnson won the jumps jockeys’ title after 16 years as runner-up   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 5:44PM 1 DEC 2016  CHAMPION jump jockey Richard Johnson could cap an excellent year by winning the coveted Jump Jockey of the Year award at the prestigious Stobart Lesters, which takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on Thursday, December ...

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