The Easter Sunday Briefing: essential betting information
Yorkhill, the star of Easter Sunday's racing, is something of a sporting enigma. On the one hand immensely talented and definitely one of Willie Mullins' own racing Galacticos, he nevertheless has developed a reputation for being his own worst enemy, jumping left and often untidily.
However, he has won nine of his ten starts under rules and was foot-perfect at Cheltenham, where he cruised to victory in the JLT, and plenty will expect more of the same at Fairyhouse today, where he is odds-on for the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (4.00). Fellow festival winner Road To Respect looks the biggest danger.
Also in the spotlight at Fairyhouse is Let's Dance (2.50), whose trainer Willie Mullins will be hoping can provide an early boost in his pursuit of Irish trainers' title leader Gordon Elliott, who begins the day €362,699 ahead.
There's also good jumps racing at Cork, Plumpton and Ffos Las, so plenty to get stuck into alongside the Easter eggs today.
Today's big races
2.50 Fairyhouse: Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final (Grade 1)
3.05 Cork: Dr Vincent O'Brien Centenary Chase (Grade 3)
3.45 Plumpton: totepool Sussex Champion Hurdle
4.00 Fairyhouse: Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (Grade 1)
5.15 Ffos Las: Persimmon Homes West Wales National Handicap Chase
Cork: Good, to to yielding in places (hurdle); Good to yielding, good in places (chase)
Fairyhouse: Good to yielding
Ffos Las: Good, good to soft in places
Plumpton: Good to firm
Southwell (AW): Standard
Fairyhouse 3.25: Third Opinion
Fairyhouse 4.00: Anibale Fly
Ffos Las 4.40: Forza Milan
Southwell 2.15: Seeking Attention (7-4 from 100-30)
Southwell 2.45: Flashy Snapper (11-4 from 4-1)