Trainer Mouse Morris: “I imagine he’ll go straight to Cheltenham now. He showed at Liverpool that he is much better on good ground.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Irish challenge for the World Hurdle at Cheltenham is mounting steadily and Alpha Des Obeaux promises to be a worthy addition to the squad after (...)

Mouse Morris: “Rule The World is a class horse and ran a cracker in Leopardstown.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Trainer Mouse Morris believes both Rule The World and Folsom Blue are capable of making their presence felt in a fiercely competitive renewal of the G(...)

Abbyssial and Ruby Walsh winning the The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Willie Mullins’ Grade One-winning hurdler Abbyssial could make his return to action at either Gowran Park or Navan this weekend.Ruby Walsh suffered a (...)

Pat Smullen: “It’s a good achievement and I’m delighted with it.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Smullen reached 100 winners in a season for the first time as Brooch denied British raider Regardez in the feature Denny Cordell Lavarack & La(...)

Teaforthree (left) ridden by JT McNamara on his way to winning the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt steeple chase race at Cheltenham on March 14th, 2012. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

When Dr Adrian McGoldrick arrives at Cheltenham today his focus will not be on the front runners or the finishing post. “Most times I go(...)