Ruby Walsh believes Faugheen will have to improve on what he's shown so far to confirm himself a live Champion Hurdle contender in the William Hill Christmas Hurdle on Friday.
Ruby Walsh is hoping the step up to three miles will suit Champagne Fever and that the Willie Mullins-trained grey will be on his best form in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on December 26th.
Sire De Grugy delighted trainer Gary Moore as he cantered for the first time since suffering a hip injury that has so far this season kept him off the track.
Beaten Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Djakadam is set to tackle next month's Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran.
Former Philip Fenton inmate Value At Risk will aim to confirm the huge impression he created at Newbury when he runs at Cheltenham next month.
Goodwood racecourse has announced a new 10-year partnership with Qatar, which is the single biggest sponsorship deal in British racing.
Faugheen stars in a potential field of seven for the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on St Stephen's Day after the race was reopened.
Joe Tizzard believes Cue Card heads for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on December 26th in better shape than he was 12 months ago.
Ruby Walsh expressed his delight that Un De Sceaux put a fall on his chasing debut firmly behind him with an impressive victory at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
Would the proverbial Martian, if he'd dropped to earth for Ascot's Ladbroke Hurdle, have looked at the outcome and concluded Noel Fehily is a mug? And if so, can a cogent argument be presented as to why he might be wrong? You know, apart from hopelessly subjective stuff about some horses running for the whip and others not: in cold logical terms could you persuade said Martian that the relevant whip rules haven't originated on the planet Fundamental Contradiction?
More Of That could be back on the track in February after undergoing a wind operation.
Quantitativeeasing has his sights fixed on the Cheltenham Festival in March after a fine run in defeat at the Open meeting.
High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby, has been put down at Fethard Equine Hospital at the age of 15.
Willie and Patrick Mullins completed a short price double at Thurles when point-to-point graduate Pylonthepressure took the closing Curaheen (Pro/Am) Flat Race with consummate ease.
With hindsight classy veteran Fosters Cross was a big price at 14/1 for the Horse & Jockey Hotel Handicap Hurdle at Thurles and he provided David Mullins with a first winner on the opening day of his professional career.
Wrath Of Titans became the fourth winning favourite from six races at Thurles when taking the I.N.H. Stallion Owners E.B.F. Maiden Hurdle at his ease under Bryan Cooper.
It probably shouldn't be a surprise, as a half brother to Kauto Star, that Kauto Grand Mogol would put up his best performance yet, over the longest trip that he's encountered. The extended two and three quarter mile Exit 6 To The Horse & Jockey Rated Novice Hurdle may only have had four runners but Kauto Grand Mogol was impressive when coming home thirty two lengths clear under Brian O'Connell at Thurles.
Two to seven shot Lyrical Theatre gave her connections and backers heart palpitations, before scoring under Patrick Mullins in the Gift Horse Gallery Horse & Jockey Hotel Mares Maiden Hurdle at Thurles.
Jockey Davy Condon will not appeal his 15 day suspension, handed down to him for a breach of whip rules on winner Bayan at Ascot yesterday.
10.45 Music In The Rain
11.45 Anoushka Swan
2.30 Capard King
2.20 Ruban , Filosofo
3.50 Light From Mars
4.20 Angus Glens , Sparkling Ice , Ballyfarsoon
2.10 Royal Acquisition , Pearl Noir
2.40 Windy Miller
4.40 Aneedh , Disclosure
Kauto Grand Mogol looked a useful stayer in the making as he demolished the opposition in the Exit 6 To The Horse & Jockey Rated Novice Hurdle at Thurles.
Un De Sceaux got his fencing career back on track with a brilliant performance in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse on a day when Willie Mullins sent out four winners.
Moonmeister completed a quick hat-trick with a resounding success in the Christmas Party Nights At Dundalk Stadium Handicap as the all-weather track signed off for the year.