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Bryony Frost receives first Grand National call-up aboard Milansbar

Neil King hopes Bryony Frost can work her magic aboard Milansbar if the 11-year-old chaser makes the cut for the Randox Health Grand National.

Anthony Oppenheimer relishing the summer ahead with Cracksman

To have the good fortune of another top-class horse so soon after magnificent Derby and Arc winner Golden Horn, owner Anthony Oppenheimer must have avoided a lot of ladders in his life.

Mendelssohn in tune for mission 'that would mean a lot' to Aidan O'Brien

After a record-breaking season last year, Aidan O'Brien is looking to break new ground again in 2018 by winning the Kentucky Derby.

Repercussion revved up to start season in style for ambitious Charlie Fellowes

Big-race glory on a regular basis is top of the priority list for Charlie Fellowes in 2018 and Repercussion will bid to give him the perfect start in the 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

Michael Bell has Big Orange 'healthy and well' for Dubai Gold Cup challenge

Michael Bell reports Big Orange to be in prime condition ahead of the Dubai Gold Cup in Meydan on Saturday week.

Great Field pitched back into battle at Navan

Great Field is the star attraction in the rescheduled Toals.com Bookmakers Webster Cup at Navan on Friday.

Katie Walsh back on Mersey beat with National contender Baie Des Iles

Katie Walsh is looking forward to having another crack at Randox Health Grand National glory aboard outsider Baie Des Iles.

Lincoln favourite Lord Glitters not a certain runner

Trainer David O'Meara has warned that ante-post favourite Lord Glitters is not a certain runner in the 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

John Ryan books Gerald Mosse for Flat season launch

John Ryan is hoping his link-up with French jockey Gerald Mosse can get off to a flying start on the opening day of the Flat turf season at Doncaster on Saturday.

Frankie Dettori booked as Magical Memory has Dubai date

Magical Memory will head for the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Saturday week after enjoying a racecourse gallop at Lingfield on Tuesday morning.

Saint Calvados finished for the season with Tingle Creek an early target

Harry Whittington has earmarked the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown as the first major target for Saint Calvados next season.

Chris Gordon has Plumpton in mind for 'rock-solid' Remiluc

Ground conditions will dictate which route trainer Chris Gordon takes with County Hurdle runner-up Remiluc.

Jessica Harrington considering Aintree and Punchestown for Supasundae

Supasundae could possibly run at both the Aintree and Punchestown Festivals next month following his excellent effort in defeat in the Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Cracksman 'looks wonderful' as connections plan Ganay return

Owner Anthony Oppenheimer has explained the reasons behind deciding not to send Cracksman to Dubai.

Strong Lincoln field in prospect for start of new Flat campaign at Doncaster

Ante-post fancies Lord Glitters and Addeybb are among 73 confirmations for the 32Red Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday, as the curtain comes up on the Flat turf season.

Soft ground forecast as Flat turf season begins at Doncaster

Conditions look set to be soft for the first meeting of the Flat turf season at Doncaster at the weekend, featuring the 32Red Lincoln on Saturday.

Jedd O'Keeffe has Aintree in mind for Sam Spinner

Jedd O'Keeffe has his sights set on Aintree with beaten Stayers' Hurdle favourite Sam Spinner.

Cliffs Of Dover making hay on the Flat as hurdling return awaits

Cliffs Of Dover set up a possible crack at the Scottish Champion Hurdle when winning his second race on the Flat this month at Lingfield.

Henry de Bromhead sweet on Punchestown mission with Monalee

Monalee could head for the Growise Champion Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival next month after his fine run at Cheltenham.

Alan King to consider Aintree charge with Yanworth

Alan King will look to get Yanworth back on track at Aintree next month after an under-par effort in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Noel Chance salutes Gold Cup hero Richard Johnson

Dual Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Noel Chance was thrilled to see son-in-law Richard Johnson claim his second victory in the blue riband aboard Native River.

Samcro the highlight of 'unbelievable' Cheltenham Festival for Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott pointed to the victory of Samcro as his highlight after saddling a record-equalling eight winners at this year's Cheltenham Festival.

Minella Rocco now has Grand National in his sights

Minella Rocco will head straight for the Randox Health Grand National after sidestepping Friday's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Native River wins Gold Cup for Tizzard

The Colin Tizzard-trained Native River has won the ultimate prize at the Cheltenhma Festival, the Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Day Three Selections

Selections for the Grade Ones on the fourth day of the Cheltenham Festival headlined by the The Gold Cup where Might Bite heads the betting.

Shattered Love poised for Punchestown after flooring the boys for JLT glory

Shattered Love struck for the fairer sex when beating the boys in the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Laurina laughs at rivals in Mares' Novices' Hurdle

Laurina looked different class as she toyed with the opposition to run out an impressive winner of the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Delta delivers Pertemps Final success for Elliott and Russell

Delta Work just held Glenloe after a nail-biting duel on the climb to the line in the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.

The Storyteller reads the script to perfection at Cheltenham

The Storyteller continued an incredible day for Davy Russell and Gordon Elliott when coming with a late run to snatch victory in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Day Three Selections

Selections for the Grade Ones on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival headlined by the clash of stars Un De Sceaux and Cue Card in the Ryanair Chase.

Ruby Walsh injured in Cheltenham fall

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh has been injured in a fall at Cheltenham, aggravating a previous leg injury.

Amazing Altior soars to Champion Chase victory at Cheltenham

Altior claimed a dramatic renewal of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham to remain unbeaten over jumps.

Presenting Percy just perfect in RSA stroll at Cheltenham

Presenting Percy might not have taken the traditional route to the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase but it made no difference as he bolted up at Cheltenham.

Sensational Samcro lives up to all the hype at Cheltenham

Gordon Elliott was able to breathe a sigh of relief after Samcro landed the odds in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham

Mark Walsh steps in for Coral Cup triumph at Cheltenham on Bleu Berry

Mark Walsh was a late replacement on the Willie Mullins-trained Bleu Berry and he produced his mount perfectly to beat Topofthegame in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham.

Ruby Walsh taken to hospital with suspected broken leg following Cheltenham fall

Ruby Walsh was taken to hospital for X-rays on a suspected broken leg following a heavy fall during the second race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

Jedd O'Keeffe sweet on Sam Spinner in Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham

Jedd O'Keeffe is confident testing conditions will hold no fears for Sam Spinner as he bids to produce a fairytale ending to a remarkable story in the Sun Bet Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Three for Mullins on 1st day at Cheltenham

Irish trainer Willie Mullins has celebrated three winners on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Buveur D'Air digs deep to see off Melon in Champion Hurdle thriller

Nicky Henderson breathed a huge sigh of relief following the tenacious success of Buveur D'Air in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Foot-perfect performance thrills Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh

Willie Mullins believes Footpad could develop into a serious contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup following his brilliant display in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase.

Supreme start for Summerville Boy and Tom George

Summerville Boy recovered from at least one shuddering error to claim a last-gasp victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Jet-propelled Benie floors Apple's Jade and co at Cheltenham

Defending champion Apple's Jade could finish only third as Benie Des Dieux provided Willie Mullins with yet another victory in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Willie Mullins hits hat-trick as Rathvinden battles to National Hunt Chase win

Willie Mullins saddled his third winner on the opening day of this year's Cheltenham Festival as son Patrick steered Rathvinden to a thrilling victory in the National Hunt Chase.

Lizzie Kelly bags Cheltenham winner as Coo Star Sivola lands Festival gamble

Coo Star Sivola clung on grimly to provide jockey Lizzie Kelly with her first Cheltenham Festival success in the Ultima Handicap Chase.

Cheltenham Day One Selections

Selections for the Grade Ones on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival headlined by Buveur D'air's attempt at going back-to-back in the Champion Hurdle.

Burke Favouring Qipco 1000 Guineas Challenge For Fillies’ Mile Heroine Laurens

Yorkshire trainer Karl Burke is set to saddle his first ever QIPCO 1000 Guineas runner as he has two candidates - Laurens and Ellthea - among the 64 entries for the 205th running of the £500,000 fillies’ Classic at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday.

Elarqam Set To Have Two Racecourse Gallops Prior To Qipco 2000 Guineas Tilt

A top class and highly international entry of 69 colts, including 15 from Ireland and five from France, has been received for the Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas which takes place at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket on Saturday, 5th May.

Altior 'was lame this morning' but Nicky Henderson hoping to make Champion Chase

Altior has suffered a fitness scare in preparation for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.

Douvan set for Queen Mother Champion Chase showdown at Cheltenham

Douvan is set to take his chance in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

'Frightening' Buveur D'Air ready to roll in Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson has every faith in Buveur D'Air as the Seven Barrows trainer bids to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle for a seventh time at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

No going concerns for big Festival fancy Getabird

Getabird is expected to be suited by the testing conditions in his attempt to gain a first top-level success in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday.

Gordon Elliott happy with Apple's Jade as classy mare defends Cheltenham crown

Gordon Elliott reports Apple's Jade in tip-top shape as she goes for back-to-back victories in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

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Getabird to start Mullins' Cheltenham bid

The Willie Mullins-trained Getabird is the favourite to win the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival, the Supreme Novices Chase.

Buveur D'Air heads 13-strong field for the Champion Hurdle

Buveur D'Air will face 12 rivals when he defends his crown in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Douvan team consider switching to Ryanair from Champion Chase

Owner Rich Ricci has confirmed Douvan could sidestep the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday and instead run in the Ryanair Chase the following day.

Dettori and Big Orange reunited as Dubai build-up gathers pace

Frankie Dettori is to be reunited with Big Orange on World Cup night at Meydan on March 31 when the pair are booked for another crack at the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup.

Nicky Henderson reveals 'slight worry' about Cheltenham ground for Might Bite

Nicky Henderson hopes the weather stays dry as the countdown begins for Might Bite's big day in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Nicky Henderson to swerve Ballymore with 'sore' On The Blind Side

On The Blind Side will not run in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.

Apple's Shakira spearheads Triumph Hurdle confirmations at Cheltenham

Apple's Shakira is one of 15 confirmations for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Friday.

North America earns crack at Dubai World Cup by overcoming Snow problem

North America emerged a serious threat to the horses that currently head the Dubai World Cup market when he foiled old foe Thunder Snow in the Group One Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan.

Second Thought flies home to take Listed honours at Wolverhampton

Second Thought maintained his unbeaten record on the all-weather with an impressive victory in the sunbets.co.uk Lady Wulfruna Stakes at Wolverhampton.

Big Country excels in Lincoln Trial at Wolverhampton

Big Country took his 100 per cent record on the all-weather to three when running out a clear-cut winner of the sunbets.co.uk Lincoln Trial Handicap at Wolverhampton.

Saxon Warrior headlines 131 confirmations for the 2018 Investec Derby

Ante-post favourite Saxon Warrior is one of 131 three-year-olds going forward for the 2018 Investec Derby.

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Champion Chase big guns Altior and Douvan stand ground for Cheltenham showpiece

Altior and Douvan remain on course for a mouthwatering clash at Cheltenham on Wednesday after both featured among 10 confirmations for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Presenting Percy and Monalee chasing RSA honours at Cheltenham Festival

Ante-post favourite Presenting Percy tops a list of 22 horses still in contention for the RSA Insurance Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.

Super Samcro the star in Ballymore confirmations at Cheltenham

Samcro is the headline act among 38 horses confirmed for the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Wednesday.

Call Me Lord heads weights for Imperial Cup at Sandown

Call Me Lord tops 17 contenders for the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

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First Flow handed Supreme challenge by Kim Bailey

Kim Bailey feels First Flow deserves a crack at the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Time called on sparkling career of star mare Vroum Vroum Mag

Top-class mare Vroum Vroum Mag will miss next week's Cheltenham Festival and has been retired from racing.

Olly Murphy dealt blow as Hunters Call out of County Hurdle at Cheltenham

Hunters Call has been ruled out of the Randox Health County Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday week after suffering a setback.

Derek O'Connor retains Edwulf ride in Cheltenham Gold Cup

Derek O'Connor is set to continue his association with Edwulf in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.

Eddie Harty sets sights on Punchestown prizes with Coney Island

Eddie Harty will resist the temptation of sending Coney Island to Aintree next month after the Grade One-winning chaser was ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.

Nicky Henderson has 'battle plan' for Gold Cup favourite Might Bite

Nicky Henderson has revealed he has a secret plan for Might Bite in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday week.

Nicky Henderson pleased with Altior preparations ahead of Champion Chase

Nicky Henderson reports all to be well with Altior as last year's Arkle Trophy winner bids to make a triumphant return to Cheltenham in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase next week.

Felix de Giles expecting Urgent De Gregaine to be in the mix in Glenfarclas test

Jockey Felix de Giles feels Urgent De Gregaine has a "competitive chance" in the Glenfarclas Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Dubai-bound Talismanic makes triumphant return at Chantilly

Talismanic showed his well-being ahead of the Dubai World Cup when landing a cosy victory in the Prix Darshaan at Chantilly.

Sceau Royal ruled out of Arkle by Alan King following a setback

Sceau Royal will miss the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after meeting with a setback.

Terrefort team likely to take JLT chance at the Cheltenham Festival

Connections of Terrefort are leaning towards giving him an outing in the JLT Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday week.

Look My Way to spearhead three-strong Cheltenham challenge for John Quinn

Look My Way is one of three potential runners for trainer John Quinn at next week's Cheltenham Festival.

Anthony Honeyball eyeing National Hunt Chase honours with Ms Parfois

Anthony Honeyball is keen to step up in trip with Ms Parfois in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham, provided conditions are suitable.

Call Me Lord heads weights for Imperial Cup at Sandown

Call Me Lord heads 29 confirmations for the Matchbook Imperial Cup at Sandown on Saturday.

Big Kelso meeting rescheduled for Sunday

Last Saturday's abandoned meeting at Kelso has been rescheduled to take place at the Borders venue on Sunday.

Headway makes late gains to claim Spring Cup glory at Lingfield

Headway staged a scintillating performance to land an unlikely victory in the 32Red Spring Cup at Lingfield.

Kemboy carries Supreme hopes as Cheltenham Festival date looms

Kemboy remains on course to carry the colours of the Supreme Horseracing Club at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.

Gordon Elliott dealt blow as Festival hope Cracking Smart out for the season

Cracking Smart has suffered a setback which will keep him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Thomson looking to get crucial Grand National prep run into Seeyouatmidnight

Sandy Thomson is keeping his fingers crossed the Premier Chase at Kelso will be rescheduled as he plots a route to the Randox Health Grand National with Seeyouatmidnight.

Southwell hopes to kick-start racing in UK

Southwell clerk of the course Roderick Duncan is optimistic the club can hold the first jumps meeting in the UK since snow disrupted National Hunt racing.

Definitly Red set for spin on Fahey's gallops as Ellison continues Gold Cup prep

Brian Ellison is to send Definitly Red on the short journey to his neighbour Richard Fahey's stables for a workout on Saturday morning as part of his preparation for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Harry Fry not ruling out Gold run for American

Harry Fry is hoping Kelso's Premier Chase meeting is rearranged for American but, if not, there is still the option of supplementing him for the Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

Donald McCain favouring handicap route at Cheltenham for Testify

Donald McCain believes the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase is the "obvious" target for Testify at the Cheltenham Festival.

Liz Doyle eyeing Plate target at the Festival for Last Goodbye

Liz Doyle is favouring the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate at Cheltenham for Last Goodbye.

Robert Walford considering his options for exciting mare Smaoineamh Alainn

The prospect of testing ground at Sandown next weekend could mean Smaoineamh Alainn sidesteps the Matchbook Imperial Cup and instead heads for the Cheltenham Festival.

Might Bite breeder John O'Brien dreaming of Gold Cup glory

Small-scale County Limerick breeder John O'Brien is eagerly looking forward to his trip to Cheltenham to cheer on Might Bite in the Timico Gold Cup.

Weekend jumps action foiled by freezing conditions as Doncaster abandoned

There will be no turf racing in Britain until Sunday at the earliest after Saturday's meeting at Doncaster was abandoned.

Ruth Jefferson happy to delay Ryanair call with Waiting Patiently

Ruth Jefferson will be unfazed if Waiting Patiently misses the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Kim Bailey eager to give Cheltenham hope Charbel a final spin at Southwell

Kim Bailey is hoping for respite from the freezing weather to allow him to get Charbel to Southwell for his final public appearance on Friday ahead of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Jedd O'Keeffe pays tribute to Joe Colliver's role in progression of Sam Spinner

Jedd O'Keeffe has hailed Joe Colliver's influence on the rise to prominence of Sam Spinner ahead of the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Warren Greatrex keen on four-miler for Cheltenham Festival hope Keeper Hill

Warren Greatrex is favouring the four-mile National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for smart novice Keeper Hill.

Henry Ponsonby hopes Scarlet Dragon can fire at Cheltenham Festival

Smart Flat performer Scarlet Dragon is still on target for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle - despite defeat on his hurdling debut last Saturday.

Ben Pauling forced to give up on Cheltenham dream with Willoughby Court

Ben Pauling has admitted defeat in his attempt to get Willoughby Court to the Cheltenham Festival.

Harry Whittington wants cut in ground for Arkle hope Saint Calvados

Harry Whittington believes the prospect of quicker ground could jeopardise the chances of leading Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy contender Saint Calvados.

High-class stayer Vazirabad returns to action at Meydan

Multiple Group One winner Vazirabad graces Meydan on Thursday when he runs in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy.

Cheltenham clerk expects Festival to be 'on the milder side'

The country is gripped by a big freeze but Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse expects much milder weather during Festival week.

Ninety horses remain in contention for Grand National at Aintree

Ninety horses have been left in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 14 following the latest forfeit stage.