Cheltenham - At The Races

Fitzgerald Focus

Airlie Beach

Now unbeaten in seven starts, the free-going and tough Airlie Beach heads the betting for the Grade 2 Trull House Mares' Novices' Hurdle. Mick Fitzgerald talks her positives and negatives in detail here.

Buveur D'Air

Now a leading contender for the Champion Hurdle having switched back from chasing, Buveur D'Air is assessed here by Mick Fitzgerald.

Death Duty

Gordon Elliott has been singing the praises of his Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle favourite Death Duty, but how does Mick Fitzgerald rate his chances? Find out here.


A strong-staying winner of the Grade 1 Deloitte Novice Hurdle, Bacardys is the next horse Mick Fitzgerald assesses. Can Willie Mullins's inmate go two places better than last season's Champion Bumper third?

Empire Of Dirt

Empire Of Dirt will bid to win at back-to-back Cheltenham Festivals in the Ryanair. Now in the care of Gordon Elliott, how does Mick Fitzgerald rate his chances?

Defi Du Seuil

Mick Fitzgerald takes a closer look at Triumph Hurdle favourite Defi Du Seuil who will be bidding for his sixth win in-a-row on the closing day of the Festival.

  • On The Fringe

    On The Fringe

    With On The Fringe making an eyecatching start to his season and bidding for his third Cheltenham Foxhunter title in-a-row, Mick Fitzgerald looks at the chance of the brilliantly tough Enda Bolger inmate.

  • Coney Island

    Coney Island

    Edward Harty horses are always worthy of respect at the Cheltenham Festival and in this season's Drinmore Novice Chase winner Coney Island, Harty has a live contender. Mick Fitzgerald casts his eye over the six-year-old here.

  • Yorkhill


    Willie Mullins still has to decide what race Yorkhill will compete in at the Cheltenham Festival. Options are a plenty for this classy, headstrong seven-year-old, but Mick Fitzgerald hints at taking the left field route with Graham Wylie's horse.

  • Neon Wolf

    Neon Wolf

    Impressive Haydock Supreme Novices' Hurdle Trial winner, Neon Wolf is a horse Mick Fitzgerald is keen on. Harry Fry's youngster is looked at in closer detail here.

  • Native River

    Native River

    Unbeaten over fences this season, including a strong-staying victory in the Welsh Grand National, Native River now sits to the head of Gold Cup market. Here, Mick Fitzgerald delves deeper into Colin Tizzard's inmate.

  • Altior


    After a scintillating win in open company at Newbury, Altior's Game Spirit victory sees comparisons being made with Sprinter Sacre. Can Mick Fitzgerald see any faults in this strong Arkle favourite?

  • Douvan


    Potentially the best horse Willie Mullins has ever trained, the seemingly peerless Douvan - a long odds-on shot for the Champion Chase - is analysed by Mick Fitzgerald here.

  • Moon Racer

    Moon Racer

    The 2015 Champion Bumper winner is prominent in the betting for this year's Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Now an eight-year-old, Mick Fitzgerald tackles the chance of Moon Racer.

  • Unowhatimeanharry


    Now unbeaten in eight starts going to Cheltenham, Harry Fry's Unowhatimeanharry continues on his upward curve heading to the Festival. Mick Fitzgerald takes a closer look at the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle favourite here.

  • Vroum Vroum Mag

    Vroum Vroum Mag

    One of the most versatile horses in training, Mick Fitzgerald now takes a closer look at Willie Mullins's brilliant mare Vroum Vroum Mag.