Henry de Bromhead “I hope there’s more to come from him (Identity Thief). He looks a type of horse that should improve again, even though he’s already come a long way this season.”

Henry de Bromhead has five runners going into the first day of Cheltenham. Willie Mullins’s team apart, no other trainer can have more to look forwar(...)

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 (...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Kitten Rock clears the last hurdle ahead of  Glens Melody (David Casey) at Naas in January. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jezki proved in 2014 the potent Champion Hurdle threat a JP McManus ‘second-string’ can be and Kitten Rock is set to fill that role at Cheltenham nex(...)

Considering there was so much agonising through the winter about the impact of small fields there is a certain aptness about the Punchestown Festival (...)

Jezki and Barry Geraghty clear the last hurdle ahead of My Tent Or Yours on their way to victory in yesterday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jezki arrived under the radar into yesterday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle but on a Cheltenham day of history, tragedy, disappointment and upse(...)

Hurricane Fly (Ruby Walsh) clears the last flight before going on to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstpwn on Sunday.

Willie Mullins is convinced Hurricane Fly will improve by at least 5lb before the record-breaker bids to win the Champion Hurdle for a third time at C(...)

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