Boston Bob and On His Own are both in line to represent Willie Mullins in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown as the champion trainer bids to win one of the Festive period's biggest prizes for the first time.
Willie Mullins expects "huge improvement" from Faugheen in the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton.
Dan Skelton justifiably had a spring in his step when leaving Newbury following the magnificent performance of Value At Risk in the EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle.
Willie Mullins expects it will be about a month before he can even consider getting Annie Power back on the racecourse following her recent setback.
Willie Mullins believes Vautour's jumping technique will stand him in good stead as he prepares to make his second appearance over fences at Leopardstown next week.
Mad Brian has been ruled out of the Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase at Haydock on Saturday after meeting with a setback.
Willie Mullins does not expect the step up to three miles to trouble Champagne Fever in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on December 26.
Ruby Walsh expects Un De Sceaux to run at Fairyhouse on Saturday rather than make the trip across the Irish Sea to Haydock.
The ground at Leopardstown is currently yielding to soft ahead of the high profile Christmas meeting which kicks off on Friday week.
Conor O'Dwyer's promising chaser Prosperity Square will not return to action until the spring after suffering a setback.
Sizing Europe is poised to run at Leopardstown over Christmas as long as conditions are suitable.
Folsom Blue is set to skip the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown next week and instead make an appearance at Limerick.
Hennessy winner Many Clouds will not be running in the Lexus Chase and is likely to reappear for a Gold Cup trial in the new year.
Kim Bailey says Harry Topper will not run at Leopardstown or Chepstow over the Christmas period.
Davy Russell and Philip Enright are free to ride at the big Christmas festivals after the five-day bans they received for the 'whip borrowing' incident at Clonmel on December 7 were reduced to two days on appeal.
Ruby Walsh believes it is far too early to give up on Shaneshill following his odds-on reverse at Navan last Sunday.
Trainer Karl Thornton is preparing Down Royal bumper winner Round Tower for an appearance over the Festive period.
Jarlath Fahey will consider the options for Jennies Jewel over Christmas after her fine third at Navan on Sunday.
At Fishers Cross is on course to run in the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown after delighting trainer Rebecca Curtis in a racecourse spin at Ffos Las on Monday.
12.00 Obey Boy
12.30 Loenrique , Roma Citta
4.40 Hurricane Alert , Spinaminnie
5.10 Elusive Ellen
6.40 Norse Blues
12.30 Love Tangle , The Gay Cavalier
1.00 Balayage , Caramba , Kelloura
3.10 Al's Memory
12.10 Majestic Sun
1.40 Great Oak
3.20 Storm Run
12.50 Vujiyama , Laflammedeglorie
2.25 First Fandango , Deciding Moment
Gordon Elliott's exciting five-year-old No More Heroes got the better of a tussle with Shaneshill in a thrilling finish to the feature Navan Novice Hurdle at the County Meath track.
Willie Mullins' mare Valyssa Monterg was an odds-on failure on her Irish debut but the triple French bumper winner made amends with an emphatic success at Tramore.
Captain Joy again showed his liking for Dundalk as he recorded his sixth victory on the all-weather track in the feature Dundalk Stadium Light Up Your Night Handicap.