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55 Huntingdon) Made a pleasing hurdling debut when runner-up over course and distance a month ago and can go one better.
Gary Moore, who sends out Lucky Leyf at Lingfield this <Bafternoon looking to go one better than last time out
We were challenging the top four, so the challenge next season is to go one better and get into that top four," said the winger.
Now the firm, run by father and son Chris and Adam Hallinan, hopes to go one better by winning an award at the national final to be held next Monday at Bagden Hall Hotel, Scissett.
The aim for me is to go one better than in 2009," he said.
I told the team at the end of last season that I'm looking to go one better, it's going to be our mission statement.
All of the disappointed faces a year ago will doubtless return, hoping to go one better this time around.
Summary: Ricky Hatton has backed Amir Khan to go one better than he himself managed by becoming the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
The American carded an impressive 65 on day one in 2008 and, after what were disappointing second and third rounds by his high standards, he was back to his best in round four to ensure he beat runner-up Martin Kaymer of Germany by one shot, who will be looking to go one better this year.
50), a two-length runner-up to Rambling Minster in last year's Scottish Borders National, is fancied to go one better this time.
That added to the 2005 win in Inverness - and Innes believes the Scots can go one better next Saturday.
Although Carroll points out how few USC players remained from two years ago, Doba can go one better.