Robbie McNamara on Spring Heeled leads  on the way to victory in the  Kim Muir   Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara again rode to the rescue when preventing an Irish blank on the third day of Cheltenham by guiding(...)

Ruby Walsh gets a great jump from Faugheen at the last on their way to winning the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara had to deny his giant frame for a sustained period to make the weight on Silver Concorde in the W(...)

Trainer Enda Bolger takes a small-but-select team to the Cheltenham Festival next week.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Enda Bolger is familiar with the thrill of festival success and takes a small-but-select team to Cheltenham next week where, however, any victo(...)

Richie McLernon after his victory on Johns Spirit in the Paddy Power Gold Cup  at Cheltenham.

Jonjo O’Neill has been helping Tony McCoy to hog the headlines over the last couple of weeks but it was time for his backstage man Richie McLernon to (...)

Johns Spirit ridden by jockey Richie McLernon jump the last to  win the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Johns Spirit provided Irish jockey Richie McLernon with the biggest success of his career by gamely clinging on to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Che(...)

Marito ridden by Ruby Walsh was second to Rye Martini in The Stephens Green Hibernian Club Hurdle during Ladbrokes.com World Series Hurdle Day at the 2013 Festival at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The phrase ‘just a scratch’ is usually a dismissive term in the tough world of jump racing but a scratch cost Solwhit his chance of festival g(...)