Road To Riches is building up in his preparation for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup and will spearhead a powerful team for Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud.
Desmond McDonogh has ruled out any notion of running Fiscal Focus at Leopardstown on Sunday week.
Thurles owner and manager Pierce Molony passed away last night after a long battle with illness.
Sam Winner will head straight for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup without the aid of another run.
Brian Hamilton's stable star Warne is likely to return to action next month before defending his crown in the Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree in April.
The exciting Morning Run is among 15 entries for the Grade Three Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
The ground at Thurles is now heavy after 8mm of rain overnight at the Tipperary venue.
Forcing tactics will be used once more on Cue Card when he bids to regain the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls disagrees with the bookmakers as he believes Zarkandar remains his chief hope of success in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.
Ruby Walsh does not see the white-hot atmosphere of the Cheltenham Festival proving a problem to Sunday's scintillating Irish Arkle winner Un De Sceaux
Tony McCoy's faith in Jezki is as strong as ever - even after he was again put in his place by Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Paul Nicholls accepts Un De Sceaux will be very hard to beat in the Racing Post Arkle at Cheltenham.
Shark Hanlon is using the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown on Sunday as a stepping stone for Hidden Cyclone towards the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Rushvale's success in the bumper at Down Royal on St Stephen's Day, made the headlines for a couple of reasons, and his former handler James Jenkins is now hopeful that the Moss Vale gelding can continue to keep his name up in lights.
Christie's Foxhunter Chase market-leader, Oscar Barton is likely to have a tune-up for the Cheltenham Festival at a point-to-point in Oldtown, County Dublin, this Sunday.
Splash Of Ginge, winner of a handicap chase at Cheltenham on New Year's Day, may revert to novice company at Sandown on Saturday.
Open Eagle is set to make his hurdling debut at either Fairyhouse or Punchestown this weekend - but will not run at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Harry Fry has given Rock On Ruby the green light to step up to three miles for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Neil Mulholland insists he will run The Young Master in the race he feels will give his exciting prospect the best chance of success at the Cheltenham Festival.
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3.00 Azure Fly
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The Mullins family have been synonymous with success this season already and have a number of chances at Thurles.
Hurricane Fly is used to breaking records, but he added another when beating Istabraq's record to land his fifth straight BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Zabana ran out an impressive winner of the Follow Navan On Facebook Rated Hurdle at Navan.
Conor Hoban recorded his first victory since losing his claim when he partnered Five Claw to a commanding success in the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden at Dundalk.
There was excitement at Gowran Park as Dedigout prevailed in a thrilling renewal of the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle.