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John Hales has welcomed the appointment of Noel Fehily for Unioniste's comeback in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday. The owner has been buoyed by the fine victory of Al Ferof in the Amlin Chase at Ascot last weekend as both horses had been suffering from ulcers which have since been treated.
Irving has been confirmed a definite runner in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.
Tony McCoy wasted no time in getting back amongst the winners after a three-week lay-off with victory on Southfield Royale at Fontwell.
Bobs Worth is on course to bid for back-to-back victories in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.
Alan King expects Carraig Mor to cope with testing ground in the Grade Two bet365 Novices' Chaseat Newbury on Thursday. King is banking on improvement from the Listed-winning hurdler following a pleasing chasing bow at Exeter, when second to the well-regarded Carole's Destrier.
Caid Du Berlais and Johns Spirit, who fought out a thrilling finish to the Paddy Power Gold Cup, could return to Cheltenham for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, for which 32 horses have been entered, on December 13.
An overall prize-money boost of £5million has been announced by the British Horseracing Authority after deciding how to use the additional voluntary contribution made by bookmakers.
Irish Flat jockey Danny Grant has been suspended for six months after he failed a drugs test at the Curragh on March 23.
Tony McCoy made a triumphant return to the saddle with victory on Southfield Royale in the opener at Fontwell.
Philip Fenton appeared to be "less than truthful and uncooperative", according to an Irish Turf Club report detailing the trainer's disciplinary hearing at the weekend.
Wyck Hill's season will be geared around a crack at the Crabbie's Grand National.
Connections of Knock A Hand are praying for plenty of cut in the ground at Aintree for the Betfred Becher Chase on Saturday week.
Noel Meade has his fingers crossed Road To Riches will be able to handle the soft conditions he is likely to encounter in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.
Tony McCoy is likely to look to Merry King to give him that elusive first victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
Peter Fahey will look to the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown on December 27 as the next port of call for Owega Star.