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Dynaste

Ryanair defence likely for Dynaste

Dynaste looks set to defend his crown in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after coming up short on his return to Prestbury Park on Saturday.

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Jezki

Connections happy enough with Jezki despite another loss

Connections of Jezki were happy enough with his run behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday despite losing out to his old adversary for a fifth time.

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Ruby Walsh

Charlie Swan expects Ruby Walsh to ride Faugheen in Champion

Charlie Swan expects Ruby Walsh to desert Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, despite his historic fifth victory in the Irish equivalent on Sunday.

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Good opportunity for progressive Remiluc to get off the mark

Chris Gordon’s Remiluc must take all the beating in division two of the “Bulldog Chase” Novices’ Hurdle at Taunton today.

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Until Winning takes advantage of lenient mark to open his account

Until Winning took advantage of a lenient rating to win at Ludlow on his third race following a 22-month absence.

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File photo of 'Un De Sceaux'

Un De Sceaux has Mullins purring

Willie Mullins is relishing the prospect of sending Un De Sceaux to the Cheltenham Festival after he brilliantly won the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Chase at Leopardstown.

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‘Awesome’ Sceaux in Arkle romp

Un De Sceaux, owned by Eddie O’Connell from Glanmire and trained by Willie Mullins, put up what can only be described as an astonishing performance to land the Grade 1 Frank Ward Solicitors’ Arkle Novice Chase.

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Five-star Fly brings the house down in Champion

What is left to say about the extraordinary Hurricane Fly, one off the greatest National Hunt horses of all time?

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Gentle Cloud takes eventful open lightweight

Point-To-Point: Eventful. That’s the only way to accurately describe the open lightweight race at yesterday’s Dungarvan Farmers point-to-point at Kilossera in which owner/trainer Padraig Higgins’ Gentle Cloud continued his meteoric rise up through the ranks by beating Glenwood Knight.

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Five Claw and Conor Hoban winning the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden. Picture: Healy Racing

Five Claw makes all to get off the mark

Five Claw made every yard of the running to foil uneasy odds-on favourite Song Of Love in the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden in Dundalk last night.

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Hurricane Fly

Ground ‘not ideal’ for Fly

Willie Mullins admits conditions at Leopardstown are "probably not ideal" for Hurricane Fly as he goes in search of a record fifth victory in tomorrow’s BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle.

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Un De Sceaux

Un De Sceaux tests his powers at the highest level for first time

Willie Mullins is excited to see Un De Sceaux test his powers at the highest level for the first time in what promises to be a thrilling Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown tomorrow.

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Oliver Sherwood’s head not in the clouds

Oliver Sherwood insists he has his feet firmly on the ground as Many Clouds attempts to take the next step up the chasing ladder in today’s BetBright Cup Chase at Cheltenham.

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Jezki can end Hurricane Fly's proud record.

Jezki poised to turn the tables on Hurricane Fly

Jezki is fancied to turn over Hurricane Fly in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown tomorrow.

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Improving Togoville can repeat trick at Dundalk

Togoville did us a favour at Dundalk two weeks ago and it makes sense to be with him again in the Happy Birthday Anne Hughes Handicap on the polytrack tonight.

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Morning Assembly out for the season

Pat Fahy has been forced to abandon plans to bring Morning Assembly back in time for the major spring Festivals.

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Bertram Allen: Bidding for a place in this weekend's  World Cup final.

Hurley: Show jumping in a good place

Equestrian: It came as no surprise on Tuesday that Tony Hurley was returned as chairman of ShowjumpingIreland for a third and final year.

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Un De Sceaux and Vautour in Arkle frame

Stablemates Un De Sceaux and Vautour are two of the star names among 45 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival on March 10.

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Djakadam with Ruby Walsh onboard.

Willie Mullins makes history with Djakadam

Willie Mullins created history at Gowran Park yesterday when becoming the first trainer in history to win Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase for a sixth time.

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Gary Moore admits Sire De Grugy fitness worry

Gary Moore has conceded that Sire De Grugy is likely to be short of peak fitness when he makes his eagerly-awaited return in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on February 7.

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Michael Hourigan

Job Is Right a hopeful choice

The Job Is Right is a hopeful choice to land a typically wide-open Goffs’ Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park this afternoon.

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Myztique lands notable career milestone for Gordon Elliott at Fairyhouse

Trainer Gordon Elliott reached a notable milestone in his career — his first century of winners in a National Hunt season — when the Nina Carberry-ridden debutante Myztique landed the mares bumper on Student Day in Fairyhouse yesterday.

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