Paul Nicholls is closing in on the British champion trainer title. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Nicholls extended his lead over Willie Mullins after another decent pay-day in the race to be crowned British champion trainer. Nicholls began T(...)

Annie Power is odds on favourite to win the Aintree Hurdle on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Annie Power is expected to prove a tough nut to crack over what connections believe is her ideal trip as she bids to back up her Champion Hurdle succe(...)

Sprinter Sacre, with Nico de Boinville on board, clear the last to win the Queen Mother Chase. Photograph: Getty.

If quicker spring ground conditions contributed to Un De Sceaux’s Champion Chase undoing it looked to allow Yorkhill fully exhibit his talent in the (...)

Un De Sceaux spearheads the 23 entries for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA

Un De Sceaux and previous winners Sprinter Sacre, Sire De Grugy and Dodging Bullets feature amongst 23 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Ch(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies guides Vibrato Valtat to victory in the Haldon Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Exeter. Photograph: Getty Images

Vibrato Valtat survived a blunder at the final fence to run out an impressive winner of the Sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Last year’s Arkle (...)

Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy on his way to winning the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Tony McCoy steered Don Cossack to his fifth victory of a memorable campaign in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. The Gordon Elliott-trained eight-(...)

Dodging Bullets ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies  races clear to win the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

As Cheltenham gestures go, a 1,429/1 Day Two hat-trick highlighted by Dodging Bullets’ Queen Mother Champion Chase was a particularly defiant one by B(...)

Windsor Park ridden by Davy Russell on their way to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It’s a game where every prediction comes with a ‘touch-wood’ nod to fate but Don Poli’s RSA triumph at Cheltenham was stamped with so much future Gold(...)

 Daryl Jacob riding Gitane Du Berlais  to victory in The Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices’ Steeple Chase at Sandown. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Fairyhouse Morning Run improved her 100 per cent record over the smaller obstacles to three when making most of the running in the Solerina Mares Nov(...)

Splash of Ginge, ridden by Jamie Bargary, on the way to victory in the BetBright Best for Festival Betting Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Jamie Bargary proved an able last-minute deputy as he drove Splash Of Ginge to victory in the BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase at Ch(...)