Douvan and trainer Willie Mullins: ‘We just need to get him back out and see how he is – I’m happy to let him take his chance.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins describes it as “nearly a victory” in itself as Douvan prepares to make his long-awaited comeback in the Clonmel Oil Chase. It is more(...)

 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(...)