RACING POST MONDAY DECEMBER 3rd 2012 .
WEEK MONDAY DECEMBER 3rd to SUNDAY DECEMBER 9th.
PREVIEW TODAY'S CARDS
POST WRITERS IN LINE FOR TOP HONOURS AT HWPA AWARDS
Five Post nominees for HWPA Derby Awards
Lee Mottershead won the Clive Graham Tophy last year
"THE Racing Post has received five nominations for the Horserace Writers' and Photographers' Association Derby Awards, with the trio of Alastair Down, Lee Mottershead and Peter Thomas all in contention for the prestigious Racing Writer of the Year.
The Clive Graham Trophy, which was won by the Post's Lee Mottershead last year, has a shortlist of four that is rounded out by Lissa Oliver.
Jon Lees has also been nominated, for the newly created John Oaksey Trophy for the Racing Reporter of the Year, along with Marcus Armytage, Chris Cook and Greg Wood.
Edward Whitaker received two nominations, for Photographer and Picture of the Year. Tracy Roberts and Bill Selwyn are also nominated in both categories, while Louise Pollard completes the shortlist for Photographer of the Year and George Selwyn completes the Picture category."
Lee Mottershead brings u s news that ahead of next Saturday's Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown "Trainer admits to nerves over SANCTUAIRE clash .
"NICKY HENDERSON yesterday conceded this weekend's Sandown showdown between his superstar SPRINTER SACRE and explosive challenger SANCTUAIRE has him "absolutely petrified" as Paul Nicholls spoke enthusiastically about SANCTUAIRE and insisted no horse - not even the devastated Racing Post Arkle Chase winner - is "unbeatable"
MULLINS nominates World Hurdle as target for HATTON'S GRACE hero.
"All the stories from Fairyhouse yesterday Tony O'Hehir ...
CURTIS AND GERAGHTY JOIN THE JURY Equus Zone the key current racing performance perspective questions and their answers.
TOM SCUDAMORE the leading jockey talks to Steve Dennis