At the Cheltenham Festival preview night in aid of Pieta House in Swords, from left, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, tipster with the Irish Daily Star, leading jockeys Davy Russell and Andrew McNamara. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Tis the season. For half-heard whispers and good things drawn and quartered. For done-nothing-wrongs and wouldn’t-swap-him-anyways, for out-wi(...)