No More Heroes  saw off Shaneshill to land the Navan Novice Hurdle at Navan . Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No More Heroes raced into the Cheltenham Festival picture as he saw off Shaneshill to land the Navan Novice Hurdle for Gordon Elliott and Barry Geragh(...)

Jamie Codd guiding  Shaneshill to victory at Punchestown. The Grade One Bumper winner will be fancied in the Navan Novice Hurdle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Shaneshill is the star equine attraction on Navan’s Grade Two card but Davy Condon’s return to action will be the most welcome element to the pre-fe(...)

Ruby Walsh in action on Vautour at Cheltenham. “Mrs Susannah Ricci owns them all so it’s a decision that doesn’t have to be made until the last minute.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will leave it as late as possible before making a decision on his St Stephen’s Day destination.Two of Willie Mullins’ stable stars, Champag(...)

Paul Townend: has an enviable collection of rides, including Twinlight, at Cork. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy won’t have to tackle his old friend and rival Ruby Walsh at Cork’s triple-Graded race card on Sunday but Paul Townend still looks like bei(...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)

Winning jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and Eileen Hughes after   Lieutenant Colonel won the  Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sandra Hughes gained an emotional first Grade One triumph just two weeks after the death of her father Dessie when Lieutenant Colonel won a dramatic B(...)

Willie Mullins: “This race will tell us a lot, and I’m not looking beyond that at the moment.” Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

There may be no Grade One championship at stake but Willie Mullins still faces a particularly pressurised weekend as two of the best young prospects (...)

 Ruby Walsh helps Faugheen clear the last to win The Neptune Investment Mamagement Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in March. The pair will be reunited at Ascot on Saturday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Top bumper performer Shaneshill made a pleasing start to his jumps career with an easy win in the Fairyhouse Membership 2015 Maiden Hurdle at the Coun(...)

Hurricane Fly returns to his best to take revenge  on current two-mile king Jezki, his conqueror at Cheltenham and Punchestown in the spring. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hurricane Fly brought the house down at Punchestown as he powered to a third StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle. Seemingly not the force of old at the end (...)

 Ruby Walsh on board Champagne Fever at the Cheltenham Festival last March. Photo:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Willie Mullins has warned his dual Cheltenham Festival hero Champagne Fever is likely to need the run as he prepares for a fascinating clash with Sizi(...)