Barry Geraghty riding Defi Du Seuil (green) clear the last to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Chase from Un De Sceaux (blue) and Paul Townend at Sandown in December. Photograph:   Leo Mason/Popperfoto via Getty Images

Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux are the two star names among five runners declared for the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot. The Philip Hobbs(...)

 Nick Henderson’s Altior has not been seen in competitive action since suffering his first defeat in 20 starts over obstacles when runner-up to Cyrname  at Ascot in November.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Altior and Defi Du Seuil are two of eight entries for the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot. Nicky Henderson’s Altior has not been seen in com(...)

  Aidan Coleman riding Saint Calvados  in the  Betfred Mobile Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Newbury racecourse in January 2018. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Harry Whittington may decide to send Saint Calvados back to Ireland again on his next start for the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase at Leopardstown. The rece(...)

Un De Sceaux ridden by Ruby Walsh clears the last fence before going on to win The Spectra Cyber Soloutions Clarence House Steeple Chase Race. Photograph: PA

Un De Sceaux bagged another Grade One when running out a clear-cut winner of the rearranged Clarence House Chase at Cheltenham. After being frozen of(...)

Willie Mullins with Annie Power at his Co Carlow stables last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Annie Power, who has played a central role at the last three Cheltenham Festivals both in victory and defeat, will miss this year’s meeting and may no(...)

Nico de Boinville riding Sprinter Sacre clear the last to win The williamhill.com Desert Orchid Steeple Chase from Sire De Grugy and Jamie Moore at Kempton Park racecourse on December 27, 2015 in Sunbury, England. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is no debating the quality of performer attracted for Ascot’s Sodexo Clarence House Chase on January 23rd although there are only eight entries.(...)