Willie Mullins’ Black Hercules is lined-up for the Listed Irish Stallion Owners Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Hidden Cyclone to test Queen Mother credentials in Tied Cottage Chase

Ruby Walsh guiding Un De Sceaux to victory in the Arkle Novices Stepplechase at Leopardstown last weekend. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh has no fears Cheltenham occasion will trouble free-wheeling Un De Sceaux

Road to Riches: enjoyed a big-race hot streak last summer prior to December’s Lexus Chase triumph. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack and a strong novice team among up to 20 runners for Gigginstown

Jezki (right), ridden by Tony McCoy, lost out to Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh in the Irish Champion Hurdle but is set to defend his Champion Hurdle crown at Cheltenham. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Hidden Cyclone could use Punchestown as warm-up for Champion Chase

The Graham Wylie owned On His Own is  joint-favourite with stablemate Boston Bob for the Hennessy Gold Cup, both  coming from  Willie Mullins’s yard. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

If successful the achievement will equal Tom Dreaper’s tally in the Irish Grand National

Does anyone believe Ireland rugby internationals don’t contain a special general resonance for the people of Ireland?

It’s hard to stomach the platitudes organisations come out with when presenting money-grabs as something more worthy

 Un De Sceaux and Ruby Walsh leave the opposition trailing to win the  Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Mullins’ charge now hot favourite for Arkle Chase at Cheltenham

Hurricane Fly  clears  the last with a stumbling Jezki to win  the Irish Champion Hurdle for a fifth time in a row yesterday: Photograph Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Un De Sceaux rockets to success and the top of the Arkle market

Ruby Walsh has won both races he has ridden on the Gigginstown Stud mare Analifet. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Willie Mullins sends mare to Doncaster for Grade Two race

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