Tony Martin

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Benefficient (3) clears the last on his way to beating Hidden Cyclone in the two-mile Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase at Leopardstown at the Christmas Festival meeting. The pair renew rivalry in today’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nothing at the festival comes easy but sometimes it’s possible to over-complicate things and the evidence of thei(...)

 At the Cheltenham Festival preview night in aid of Pieta House in Swords, from left, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, tipster with the Irish Daily Star, leading jockeys Davy Russell and Andrew McNamara. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Tis the season. For half-heard whispers and good things drawn and quartered. For done-nothing-wrongs and wouldn’t-swap-him-anyways, for out-wi(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient clears the last fence on his way to winning the The Paddy Power Chase  ahead of jockey Andrew McNamara onboard Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere with jockey Ruby Walsh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even the absence of Sprinter Sacre from the Queen Mother Champion Chase appears unlikely to sway Tony Martin from aiming Benefficient(...)

Willie Mullins: Three graded races look within champion trainer’s grasp. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A trio of Grade Two races at Naas tomorrow are ostensibly the last significant trials for Che(...)

 Un de Sceaux faces just three rivals in the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran today. Photograph: Inpho.

The odds suggest any enlightenment regarding Un De Sceaux’s Champion Hurdle claims is likely to be minimal today when he faces just three oppon(...)

Willie Mullins

Sir Des Champs is unable to defend his Hennessy Gold Cup crown but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team still appears to be in pole position to rea(...)

Ruby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase on their last visit to Punchestown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho


Punchestown Racing, Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare 8/12/2013The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown SteeplechaseRuby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the third race of the dayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Strictly on handicap figures Arvika Ligeonniere is no certainty to land tomorrow’s Grade Two feature but the only statistic likely to end up counting (...)

 Trainer Tony Martin has a big decision to make about Bog Warrior.

An important piece of work tomorrow could decide if Bog Warrior – the horse once with the steeplechase world at his feet – makes his first start over (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Hurricane Fly (blue and green silks) clear the last ahead of Our Conor (blue and yellow) to win The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hurricane Fly confirmed he will not give up his crown at Cheltenham in March without a fight after clinching a fourth successive BHP Insurance Iris(...)

Jockey Paul Townend celebrates winning the Thyestes Chase with  On His Own at Gowran Park on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

  Paul Townend has had a memorable week in terms of picking up successful “spare” rides and Mozoltov can put a Grade One seal on it at Leopardstown t(...)

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