Philip Hobbs

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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(...)

Defi Du Seuil confirmed the form with Un De Sceaux at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Defi Du Seuil showed his superiority at the business end of proceedings to reinforce his Cheltenham Festival claims in the Matchbook Clarence House Ch(...)

 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(...)

Blazer  provides good value in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown on Friday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Once again the weight of JP McManus’s challenge is stamped all over Friday’s €200,000 Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown. The renowned owner and busin(...)

Barry Geraghty on board Defi Du Seuil clears the last on the way to winningthe JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Punchestown’s €300,000 Day Three festival feature appears in one of its periodic dips in quality, a potentially superb main supporting event could (...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Kemboy  clear  to win The Coral Punchestown Gold Cup from Al Boum Photo and Paul Townend. Walsh then announced his immediate retirement from race riding at Punchestown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rarely if ever can a big-race winner have wound up so sidelined from the spotlight as Kemboy was after Ruby Walsh took his Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (...)

Runners and riders jump Canal Turn on the first time of asking during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Is anybody there? Is everyone okay? It has been a long, long three weeks since Al Boum Photo ploughed up the hill to land the Gold Cup for Willie Mull(...)

Apple’s Jade, pictured with Jack Kennedy up, disputes favouritism with Buveur D’Air as she bids to become the fifth mare to claim Champion Hurdle glory. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are among 14 confirmations for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Nicky Henderson’s dual winner Buve(...)

Might Bite ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the way  to winning the Betway Bowl Chase  at Aintree.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Might Bite stamped his class on the Betway Bowl with a comfortable victory at Aintree as trainer Nicky Henderson enjoyed a dream start to the Grand Na(...)

Faugheen has been declared for the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Faugheen will face seven rivals in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. The Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old was a (...)

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