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Donnacha O’Brien and Donagh O’Connor double up at Dundalk

Apprentices Donnacha O’Brien and Donagh O’Connor both recorded doubles in Dundalk last night.

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Road To Riches a ‘stupid’ price, says Noel Meade

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for today’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

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Outlander has ‘huge chance’ in Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown

Outlander and Pont Alexandre form two-thirds of a formidable three-pronged assault by Willie Mullins on today’s Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

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Why Willie Mullins should be treasured

There is this little kid from suburban Northside Dublin who somehow arrived at seven years of age still preferring National Hunt racing to soccer, GAA or rugby.

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Bellshill appears to have measure of Tombstone

There seems no solid reason to believe Road To Riches won’t stamp his class on this afternoon’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

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Bellshill out to prove Neptune credentials

Bellshill bids to throw down the gauntlet to Yanworth in today’s Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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Joseph O’Brien’s Ivanovich Gorbatov bids to book Cheltenham place

Joseph O’Brien is keen to see how Ivanovich Gorbatov performs at Leopardstown today before committing to the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham.

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Peace And Co looks to get back on track

Triumph Hurdle winner Peace And Co appears to face a straightforward task as he attempts to get back to winning ways in today’s Betfred Racing “Follow Us On Twitter” Contenders Hurdle at Sandown.

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Road to Riches ‘bouncing’ ahead of bid for Irish Gold Cup

Noel Meade reports Road To Riches to be ‘bouncing’ ahead of his bid for Irish Gold Cup glory tomorrow.

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Neptune only option for exciting Yanworth at Cheltenham Festival

Yanworth is firmly on course for the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after Alan King resisted any temptation to enter his rising star in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

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Primo Uomo poised to make amends in Dundalk

After a couple of runner-up finishes, Primo Uomo can get his turn in the opening race on tonight’s opening race at Dundalk.

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Arkwrisht springs surprise in Clonmel

Arkwrisht caused an upset and completed a Clonmel double for his trainer, Willie Mullins, when emphatically reversing previous form with Westend Star in the Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle.

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Today's Tips: Billy’s Hope can go one better at Clonmel

Billy’s Hope can make up for her recent narrow defeat at Leopardstown by taking the Kilsheelan Mares’ Maiden Hurdle this afternoon at Clonmel.

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Hard-earned double for Jack Kennedy at Down Royal

Teenage sensation Jack Kennedy, who has not yet turned seventeen, registered his first wins as a 3lb. claimer when completing a hard-earned double on Steamboat Bill and Finea in Down Royal yesterday.

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Cheltenham countdown: Unheralded Yanworth is suddenly a major player at festival

Perhaps last weekend’s results across the Irish Sea should have served as a reminder that the search for a Cheltenham banker does not have to circle around Willie Mullins’ stable.

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Today's tips: Futuramic can get off mark

The midweek racing action moves to Down Royal this afternoon, where Futuramic can secure a maiden victory over fences when he contests the two-and-a-half-mile beginners’ chase on the seven-race programme.

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Can Black Hercules make his mark at Cheltenham?

YES: Slick jumping and endless stamina can see Mullins hope home and hosed, argues Darren Norris

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No More Heroes to go straight to Cheltenham Festival

RSA Chase favourite No More Heroes will head straight for the Cheltenham Festival after connections elected to bypass Leopardstown on Saturday.

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Dai Williams’ battling spirit reflected in West Of The Edge

Dai Williams’ battling spirit to overcome both a heart attack and a stroke were reflected by the tenacious success of West Of The Edge in the Crystal Services Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton yesterday.

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More Of That to sidestep Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown

Leading RSA Chase contender More Of That is to sidestep the Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown on Saturday with regular rider Barry Geraghty on duty in Ireland.

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Anthony Curran's Flemenstar in great heart but ‘very doubtful’ for Cheltenham

Anthony Curran will make a plan for Flemenstar later in the week after his stable star finished a good second in the Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.

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Bloody Mary looks made to measure at Taunton

Nicky Henderson has a clutch of live contenders for the Cheltenham Festival and Bloody Mary can add her name to that list by making a winning British debut in the Openbet Novices’ Hurdle at Taunton today.

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Death of Punchestown great Risk Of Thunder, aged 27

Risk Of Thunder, owned by actor Sean Connery and credited with stimulating interest in cross-country races in Ireland, has died at the age of 27.

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