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Antoine Griezmann's Hooking 9/1 to win Easter Classic at Newcastle

Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann will be keeping a keen eye on Gosforth Park on Friday with his all-weather star Hooking set to run in Newcastle's Easter Classic.

The eight-year-old, who was the first horse that Griezmann owned and put into training with Philippe Decouz, is 9/1 to land the All-Weather Easter Classic.

A five-time winner on turf, Hooking enters the race in top form after recording two wins at Listed level at Cagnes-sur-Mer in France.

He will be Griezmann's first runner as an owner in the UK.

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On Hooking's entry at Newcastle, trainer Decouz said: “Hooking is in top form. The race at Newcastle was a logical choice following his winter program. He doesn’t go on heavy ground and so there is not a race for him in France at the moment. This race at Newcastle is a handicap and the timing is perfect.

“His preparation has gone smoothly and he will be running on his preferred surface and distance. We are hoping there will be pace in the race. This is a first runner in the UK for his owner Griezmann and also for me. It is a great challenge."

Griezmann's venture into racehorse ownership began in 2017 and he recorded his biggest win in 2022 when Txope landed the German 1,000 Guineas.

Once the most expensive footballer of all time, his €120 million move to Barcelona in 2019 was labelled a flop, with Grizemann failing to hit the heights he reached in the Spanish capital.

The former World Cup winner returned to Atletico Madrid in October 2022 and has since recaptured the form that had thrusted him onto the Ballon d'Or podium in 2016 and 2018.

Griezmann is an avid racing fan and he will be hoping Hooking can add to the impressive list of French winners on Finals Day.

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