Gordon Elliott's team for the Cheltenham Festival has shrunk by one - with the leading trainer forced to rule Glenloe out of the meeting.
An increase in penalties for misuse of the whip could be in place later this year following a "clear, minimum recommendation" on the subject in the publication of the independent Horse Welfare Board's five-year strategy for the sport.
Enda Bolger will seek a sixth win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham next month, with Yanworth and Josies Orders in contention following their efforts at Punchestown this week.
Willie Mullins reports defending Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup champion Al Boum Photo to have had a trouble-free preparation this season.
Gordon Elliott would not swap "forgotten horse" Delta Work for any other in next month's Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Native River has been ruled out of the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup with a suspensory tendon injury.