Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Noel Meade believes Road to Riches is a ‘stupid price’ for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Having struck twice at the highest leve(...)

Nina Carberry won’t take the ride on On The Fringe at Leopardstown this weekend after a fall at Clonmel on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Nina Carberry will miss the ride on hunter chase star On The Fringe at Leopardstown this weekend after suffering a back injury in a fall at Clonmel on(...)

Road To Riches, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last fence on his way to victory at Clonmel in November in what was his sole start to date so far this term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It is 20 years since Imperial Call won the then Hennessy en route to landing the Cheltenham Gold Cup six weeks later and Road To Riches is a hot-favo(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Douvan is odds-on favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Sportsfile

The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdl(...)

Road to Riches has been for a racecourse gallop ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Noel Meade has taken Road To Riches for a racecourse gallop at Fairyhouse as he builds up his work ahead of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Febr(...)

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(...)

Don Poli is one of seven entries in the Irish Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 17 entries for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 6th. Lexus winner Don Poli appears to be(...)

Vautour is one of a record 23 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Vautour tops a record 22 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17th. The two-mile-five-furlong heat has attracted a(...)

Road To Riches is one of Noel Meade’s entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Irish trainers are responsible for a record 18 of the 32 entries for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, beating the previous highest of 13. Predictab(...)