John Hales welcomed the appointment of Noel Fehily when Unioniste makes his comeback in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
A review of Wednesday's action at Fontwell as Tony McCoy returned to action with victory aboard Southfield Royale.
Sue Smith has expressed her sadness at losing stable jockey Ryan Mania, who has taken the surprise decision to quit the saddle with immediate effect.
Irish Flat jockey Danny Grant has been suspended for six months after he failed a drugs test at the Curragh on March 23.
Irving has been confirmed a definite runner in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.
Caid Du Berlais and Johns Spirit, who fought out a thrilling finish to the Paddy Power Gold Cup earlier this month, could return to Cheltenham for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, for which 32 horses have been entered, on December 13.
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.
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.
Ruby Walsh expects Un De Sceaux's new career to get off to a lively start in the Killinan Beginners' Chase at Thurles on Thursday.
Wyck Hill's season will be geared around a crack at the Crabbie's Grand National.