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Hometown back later in the spring

Enda Bolger is waiting on better ground before bringing his unbeaten youngster My Hometown back to the racecourse.

Wetherby Saturday novice could be revealing

David Pipe will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to let Kings Palace travel north for Saturday's totepool Towton Novices' Chase at Wetherby.

Dynaste likely to defend Ryanair crown

Dynaste looks set to defend his crown in the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after coming up short on his return to Prestbury Park on Saturday.

My Murphy has Midlands National target

The Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter has been pencilled in as a long-term target for Liam Burke's Thyestes Chase runner-up My Murphy.

Gilgamboa set to be upped in trip

Gilgamboa is likely to step up in trip after losing his 100 per cent record over fences behind the impressive Un De Sceaux at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Faugheen fancied for Walsh mount

Charlie Swan expects Ruby Walsh to desert Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, despite his historic fifth victory in the Irish equivalent on Sunday.

Jezki 'fine' after Hurricane defeat

Connections of Jezki were happy enough with his run behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday despite losing out to his old adversary for a fifth time.

Zarib has Fred Winter target

The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle appears the likely next port of call for Zarib following a sound effort in defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Sire satisfies in schooling session

Sire De Grugy delighted trainer Gary Moore on Monday morning after enjoying a first schooling session since suffering injury earlier in the season.

Stallion Trail proves a hit

The inaugural ITM Irish Stallion Trail, held from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th January attracted over 2000 people to 24 Irish stud farms around the country.

Hennessy next up for Foxrock

Leading owner Barry Connell is looking forward to seeing Foxrock test his powers at the highest level once again in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 8th.

Lingfield abandoned

The jumps fixture at Lingfield on Tuesday has been abandoned due to a waterlogged track.

Joe Prole's Peashooter

The Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has made his feelings known about a new Horse Racing Ireland board, pledging it will be "representative as well as functional" and agreeing with the Oireachtas Committee's view that voices from people at racing's everyday coalface should be heard more. Commendable stuff, heart-warming even: and then he goes just that bit too far - "This isn't an industry that should be run by the big guns." Aw, Simon.

Fifth Irish Champion Hurdle for the Fly

Hurricane Fly continued to rewrite the record books with a brilliant success in BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown this afternoon.

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Races Coming Up

1.40 Chelmsford City

1.50 Newcastle

2.00 Leicester

2.10 Chelmsford City Best Prices: Westminster (11/4) Ruban (9/2) Jack Of Diamonds (11/2) Cayuga (6/1) 7/1 BAR

2.20 Newcastle Best Prices: No Through Road (11/8) Silverton (7/2) Little Glenshee (9/2) Beeves (5/1) 10/1 BAR

2.30 Leicester

2.40 Chelmsford City Best Prices: For Ayman (3/1) Flighty Clarets (5/1) John Coffey (6/1) Clear Praise (13/2) 8/1 BAR

2.50 Newcastle Best Prices: Macgillycuddy (6/4) Verko (9/2) Whichwaytobougie (6/1) Amore Mio (8/1) 10/1 BAR

3.00 Leicester Best Prices: Medieval Chapel (4/1) Azure Fly (9/2) Algernon Pazham (5/1) Strollawaynow (13/2) 8/1 BAR

3.10 Chelmsford City Best Prices: Pretend (2/1) Fear Or Favour (11/2) Guishan (8/1) Fairway To Heaven (9/1) 10/1 BAR

3.20 Newcastle Best Prices: Up And Go (11/8) Cobajayisland (7/4) Scimon Templar (10/3) Top Cat Dj (20/1)