Morning Sports Update

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh searching for their first win of this year’s Cheltenham festival.

Today’s racecard offers three more grade one races with the JLT Novices chase opening the event at one thirty.

Mike Vince has more from the course.

The going is good-good to soft in places with the first off at 1.30

Towcester is off at 20 past 1 with the going soft

And Hexham is underway at wuarter to 2 with the going heavy, soft in places.

Leicester will be the only British team in the Champions League quarter-finals after Manchester City crashed out last night.


Man City were beaten 3-1 in the second leg of their last-16 tie at Monaco – and were eliminated on away goals with the scores level at 6-6 on aggregate.

City had won the first game 5-3 at home.

Elsewhere, Atletico Madrid progressed to the last-eight with a 4-2 aggregate success over Bayer Leverkusen.


In Hockey

Ireland play Poland today in their World league quarter final.

A win will keep alive hopes of World Cup qualification.

Tip off in Stormont is at 4.45.