O’Brien won’t rush Edwulf call

Joseph O'Brien says a decision won't be rushed on whether Edwulf will feature in the Timico Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival.
The JP McManus-owned gelding managed to claim the Irish Gold Cup two weeks ago at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival and now connections are planning the nine-ye read more...

Longsdon happy with duo

Charlie Longsdon says he hopes to see both his charges Loose Chips and Monbeg Charmer involved in the Betdaq Handicap Chase at Kempton.
The pair are looking in good shape ahead of Saturday's meeting for what should be a competitive race with some talented runners on show, including Golden Pr read more...

Cheltenham heartache for Espoir

Trainer Gavin Cromwell says exciting novice Espoir D'Allen will miss the Cheltenham Festival after a busy first half of the season.
The French import was fancied for either the Supreme Novices' Hurdle and the JCB Triumph Hurdle after winning on his first four starts, but failed to perform in read more...

O’Brien predicts big Barney show

Fergal O'Brien says he is expecting a big run from Barney Dwan when he lines up at next month's Cheltenham Festival.
The eight-year-old finished a solid second in the Pertemps Final at last year's Festival and O'Brien is lining him up for a go at the extended two-and-a-half-mile Close Brothe read more...

Fehily to partner Our Duke

Jessica Harrington has confirmed that Noel Fehily will partner Our Duke in the Cheltenham Gold Cup next month.
The Moone-based handler revealed the news on Sunday just a day after watching the eight-year-old perform well to win the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. Harrington confirmed that th read more...

Queen Mother clash for Mullins duo

Willie Mullins has suggested that Douvan and Min could go head-to-head in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.
The champion trainer spoke out after deciding against running Douvan in Saturday's Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park in favour of leaving him until next month's Festival. Mea read more...

Our Duke set for Gold Cup after Gowran Park success

Jessica Harrington is now aiming Our Duke at the Cheltenham Gold Cup after winning the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park.
Following a poor performance on his seasonal reappearance at Down Royal after which he underwent surgery, the eight-year-old performed well when finishing fourth in the Iris read more...

Waiting Patiently an emotional winner

Ruth Jefferson paid tribute to her late father, Malcolm, after Waiting Patiently landed the Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase.
Waiting Patiently had been trained by the Norton handler until his death two weeks ago, with his licence now passing to his daughter. The seven-year-old duly obliged in read more...

Cue Card can still mix it with best – Tizzard

Previous winner Cue Card has a chance of rekindling his best form in Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase, trainer Colin Tizzard says.
Cue Card has won the race twice before, in 2013 and last year, but is only considered an outsider this time around, with Top Notch, Waiting Patiently and Coney Isl read more...

Totall Recall will go for Gold Cup glory

Willie Mullins says he plans to send Total Recall for a crack at the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup next month.
The nine-year-old is unbeaten in his three starts since he joined the Mullins yard from Sandra Hughes and he is being primed for the Gold Cup at The Festival on March 16.
Total Re read more...