Red-hot Qipco 2,000 Guineas favourite Churchill has been confirmed European champion two-year-old, just as his stable-companion Air Force Blue was 12 months ago but with a 2lb lower rating of 122.
As acceptance speeches go Perry Martin's ticked the box for being memorable, but the owner's bizarre rambling address after picking up the award for California Chrome being crowned Horse of the Year will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
LADBROKES have been confirmed as the new sponsor of the race formerly known as the Hennessy, signalling the end of longest sponsorship deal in British racing history.
DONALD TRUMP'S shock US presidential election win cost Paddy Power Betfair £5 million, as the firm revealed their Post Close Trading Update results on Monday.
APPLE'S JADE could be poised for a mouthwatering clash with Annie Power at Punchestown after Gordon Elliott confirmed that the race Willie Mullins' superstar won last year en route to Champion Hurdle glory is a likely target.
YORKHILL justified his position at the head of the JLT market with a bloodless display, winning without coming off the bridle under Ruby Walsh at odds of 1-5.
EVAN WILLIAMS is looking to build on Clyne's fine second in Haydock's Champion Hurdle trial by tackling the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury next month.
ON A day when two meetings were lost, it might be hoped that fans watching at home could see all British and Irish racing uninhibited.
BRISTOL DE MAI demolished his rivals in an attritional, old-style running of the Peter Marsh Chase with a performance that lit up the sepia gloom of Haydock and put him into the picture for championship honours.
THE NEW ONE got up the hat-trick in the stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial, but was forced to show all of his determination in overhauling Clyne after looking third best for much of the straight.