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Identity Thief ridden by Bryan Cooper jumps the last hurdle to win The StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle race at Newcastle in November. Photo: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

It is just 9-2 about Willie Mullins repeating last year’s Stan James Champion Hurdle 1-2-3 but Henry De Bromhead is hopeful the progressive Identity (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, who denied Gordon Elliott his first century of Irish National Hunt wins at Navan, confirmed Annie Power should return to action at Punchestown this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Annie Power is likely to be the star attraction at Punchestown on Wednesday and the scene could also be set for Gordon Elliott to secure a first cen(...)

Black Hercules with Patrick Mullins and trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham. The novice will be in action in the Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a multiple Grade Two racing weekend in Ireland and Black Hercules could be best poised to dispel any second-division suspicions about its Chelten(...)

Prince Of Scars will be in action in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s five Grade Two prizes this weekend could do with a timely pedigree boost for identifying Cheltenham stars a month later and Black Hercules (...)

Vautour may be favourite for next month’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup but he could have to produce a performance to rank with some of steeplechasing’s(...)

Barry Geraghty: has chosen to ride Gilgamboa in the Irish Gold Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Nina Carberry has to sit out the weekend action with a back injury so Jamie Codd steps in for the Saturday ride on the top hunter chaser On The Fring(...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Road To Riches, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last fence on his way to victory at Clonmel in November in what was his sole start to date so far this term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It is 20 years since Imperial Call won the then Hennessy en route to landing the Cheltenham Gold Cup six weeks later and Road To Riches is a hot-favo(...)

First Lieutenant with Barry Geraghty on board:  Mouse Morris charge may shed his ‘nearly’ horse reputation in Saturday’s Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Since he’s owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, First Lieutenant is hardly a comfortable fit for any “little guy” role, but he will still be a hugel(...)

Eddie O’Leary: Updates on race plans for Gigginstown Stud runners. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Ante-post favourite Road To Riches is set to lead a powerful Gigginstown Stud team in Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup, as doubts surround the participation(...)

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