Ruby Walsh and Vautour will be the ones to watch at Ascot today. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Since he might not even be the best in his own yard, it could be a major exaggeration to describe Vautour as a “horse in a million”, but the Cheltenha(...)

Road To Riches with Bryan Cooper and the winning connections after winning the   Clonmel Oil Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches thrilled trainer Noel Meade with a perfect reappearance in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Also third in the Punchesto(...)

Barry Geraghty and Rebel Fitz on the way to victory in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse Racecourse last year: Mick Winters wants Geraghty to ride Rebel Fitz in next week’s Guinness Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rebel Fitz has never run in a handicap over fences before but trainer Mick Winters is keen to allow his Grade One winning star an opportunity (...)

Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

Quick Jack, ridden by Denis O'Regan, jump the last hurdle to win the Guinness Galway Hurdle as Barry Geraghty and Thomas Edison falls. Photograph: PA

Magnificent dual-purpose performer Quick Jack earned Tony Martin back to back success in the Guinness Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit. Since winnin(...)

Shanahan’s Turn and Jonathan Burke (third from right) on their way to winning the Galway Plate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Burke cemented his Ballybrit love affair in style when Shanahan’s Turn emerged best in an incident-packed Tote Galway Plate for the 19-year-(...)

Barry Geraghty will be bidding for his first Galway Plate victory when he rides Shanpallas, owned by JP McManus, in today’s feature at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Even sporting greats like to get their new jobs off on the right foot and Barry Geraghty will hope Shanpallas can cement his position as JP McManus(...)

Horses in the winners enclosure after the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes during the The Craven Meeting at Newmarket Racecourse. Photo:  David Davies/PA

It was the sneeze that almost cost Vinny Fitzpatrick his livelihood, and his liberty. Even now, on the Bank Holiday Monday, it gave him the colly-wobb(...)

Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA. Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Bryan Cooper has the enviable pick of Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team but found out again that choice has its minuses too when Paul Carberr(...)

Davy Russell guides Mallowney to victory in the Handicap Steeplechase at Punchestown last year. Mallowney is joint-top rated on 162. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Russell is aiming for a Grade One return to action on board Mallowney in the Punchestown Festival’s Day One feature and it could prove a key ingr(...)