Black Hercules: “He’s been disappointing this year in his two runs, there’s no getting away from it,” said assistant trainer Patrick Mullins.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham Festival winner Black Hercules is on a retrieval mission in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles on Thursday. The eight-yea(...)

Gordon Elliott: “Hopefully he’ll have a clear round and run a good race.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack faces just three opponents as he has his prep for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase today at Thur(...)