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 Paul Townend celebrates  Al Boum Photo’s Gold Cup victory at Cheltenham last year. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo’s name mightn’t resonate like Best Mate’s but on Friday he could join that former Cheltenham Gold Cup legend as in winning steeplechasin(...)

Despite Aspire Tower’s final-flight fall at the Dublin Racing Festival, he may be well placed to take on the impressive Solo in the Triumph Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

No horse has more depending on fortune at Cheltenham on Friday 13th than JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Solo. The Paul Nicholls-trained juvenile is a j(...)

Delta Work ridden by Jack Kennedy on his way to winning the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

2.10 - Stolen Silver (each-way) The Betfair Hurdle might prove the key trial for the County and while the runner-up Ciel De Niege has obvious claims,(...)

Benie Des Dieux and jockey Ruby Walsh crash out of the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The clash of the outstanding mares Benie Des Dieux and Honeysuckle shapes up as the 2020 Cheltenham Festival’s day one highlight. Weeks of uncertain(...)

Could Rachael Blackmore end the Festival as top jockey? Alan Crowhurst/Getty

It has been a long few weeks for racing enthusiasts, with the spectre of the coronavirus looming large over the Cheltenham Festival. More than €4 mil(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during a visit to his yard in Closutton on Wednesday: he is readying   a battalion of up to 60 horses for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’ old lieutenant Ruby Walsh isn’t on the front line with him anymore but with 20 days to Cheltenham D-Day, it otherwise feels very like (...)

Owner Philip Reynolds is hopeful Presenting Percy will improve on his return to Cheltenham under Davy Russell. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Owner Philip Reynolds is keeping his fingers crossed a return to the Cotswolds will bring out the best in Presenting Percy, after confirming his pride(...)

Adding another day to the Cheltenham programme could draw a crowd in the region of 65,000. File photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins has poured cold water on suggestions the Cheltenham Festival could be extended to five days in future. The festival’s most successful (...)

Willie Mullins has been able to give Al Boum Photo and Kemboy clean bills of health following their Christmas exertions. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins has been able to give Al Boum Photo and Kemboy clean bills of health following their Christmas exertions. Al Boum Photo was a winner a(...)

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