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Elliott registers Downpatrick double

Alberta made a winning debut for Gordon Elliott at Downpatrick today, easily winning the concluding Posh Nosh Bumper to complete a double for the Grand National winning trainer.

Walsh hoping to keep lid on Un De Sceaux

Ruby Walsh has revealed that his most important role when riding red-hot favourite Un De Sceaux in the Arkle Chase will be to prevent the prodigious chaser from boiling over in the preliminaries.

Cheltenham braced for Power surge

Annie Power is among 20 remaining entries for the OLBG Mares' Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday.

Cheltenham allies on the mark at Downpatrick

Trainer Edward O'Grady and owner J.P. McManus have combined for many March winners and while Jumptoconclusions' win in the Irish Jockeys Association Novice Handicap Hurdle at Downpatrick today won't rank highly, the win was a fitting one ahead of next Tuesday's Champion Hurdle.

Fleming's Frontier gives amateur a first win

Alan Fleming is steadily building momentum in his third venture as a trainer and is currently unbeaten since registering that first win, adding the Arkle Years Hunters Chase at Downpatrick today with Court Frontier, and providing amateur jockey John Fitzpatrick with a first win.

'Mother's Day' sparks minor gamble

Mother's Day isn't a renowned betting day but was offered as a reason, by restricted trainer John Beamish, for the minor touch landed by his Magical Mother (25/1 into 14s), winner of the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase at Downpatrick today.

Mullins mare overcomes 3 year break to win

Tom Mullins is enjoying a fine recent spell and registered a fifth winner in three weeks when Annie Alainn overcame a huge 964 day absence to win the the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association (Northern Region) Handicap Hurdle at Downpatrick today, under the trainer's son David Mullins.

Autumn Shades scores for Molloy/Burke

Trainer Mark Molloy registered his racecourse winner for over four years when his Autumn Shades landed the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick today, under in-form rider Jonathan Burke.

One shines in final school

The New One's Stan James Champion Hurdle preparations neared completion on Wednesday with a satisfactory schooling session.

Ex 'points' Champ gains belated second win

Former Champion Point To Point Bumper winner Akorakor gained a long overdue second racecourse winner at Downpatrick today, landing the lowly opening Easy Does It Maiden Hurdle for trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper.

Douvan dominates Supreme list

Douvan spearheads a potential 17-strong field for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday.

Sceaux stands out in Arkle list

Hot favourite Un De Sceaux heads a list of 19 horses to stand their ground in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday.

Time likely to skip Festival test

Last Time D'Albain is set to skip the St. James's Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham next week and instead wait for the equivalent event at Aintree.

Rock riding plans undecided

Edward O'Grady is unsure who will take over in the saddle from the sidelined Mark Walsh aboard Kitten Rock in next week's Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

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    Today's Action at Clonmel

    The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase looks the pick of the action at Clonmel on Thursday.

    Yesterday's Racing at Downpatrick

    Gordon Elliott bookended the Downpatrick card with a short-priced double, with both Akorakor and Alberta running out easy winners and taking the County Meath handler's tally for the season to 81.

    Sunday's Racing At Navan

    Bryan Cooper has a great book of rides to look forward to at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival and kept things ticking over in the Gigginstown House Stud colours with an emphatic success on Azorian at Navan.

    Saturday's Racing At Leopardstown

    Smart chaser Felix Yonger put in a classy performance on his return to the smaller obstacles as he took the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown.

    Friday's Racing At Dundalk

    David Marnane's veteran sprinter Almadaa came out on top in a thrilling three-way finish to the feature Floodlit Friday Nights Handicap at Dundalk.

Races Coming Up

2.00 Carlisle Best Prices: Miss Estela (6/4) Rayadour (5/1) Courtown Oscar (13/2) Rock Relief (10/1) 14/1 BAR

2.10 Southwell Best Prices: Sellingallthetime (5/2) Lean On Pete (11/4) Hussar Ballad (9/2) Le Deluge (11/2) 7/1 BAR

2.30 Clonmel Best Prices: Coolbane West (9/4) Perfect Woman (3/1) Itsnothingpersonal (4/1) Tearaway Queen (8/1) 10/1 BAR

2.35 Carlisle Best Prices: Midnight Request (9/2) Whiskey Chaser (11/2) Vasco D'ycy (6/1) Marlee Mourinho (6/1) 9/1 BAR

2.45 Southwell Best Prices: Teajaybe (6/4) La Estrella (2/1) Media Hype (5/2) Remedio (100/1) 100/1 BAR

3.00 Clonmel Best Prices: Ballyadeen (7/2) Westerner Point (4/1) Frankie Ballou (5/1) Run Hurricane (5/1) 6/1 BAR

3.10 Carlisle Best Prices: Grove Silver (5/4) Wolf Sword (7/2) Becauseshesaidso (5/1) Alphabet Bay (15/2) 10/1 BAR

3.20 Southwell Best Prices: Martiniquaise (4/5) Boolass (4/1) Capatosta (13/2) Kachou (12/1) 14/1 BAR

3.35 Clonmel Best Prices: Curragh Na Gold (7/2) Good As Gold (4/1) Knockraha Pylon (5/1) Dazzling Susie (6/1) 6/1 BAR

3.45 Carlisle Best Prices: Grey Life (6/4) Molko Jack (7/2) Sergeant Pink (7/2) Ultra Du Chatelet (9/2) 20/1 BAR

3.55 Southwell Best Prices: Al Muheer (10/3) Tartan Trip (4/1) Risk 'n' Reward (9/2) Pearl Ransom (8/1) 8/1 BAR