And Patrick Mullins gives us some insight into the life of a jockey...

It's day two of the Cheltenham Festival, so to get the scoop from the racecourse, and find out a few of the ggs to keep an eye on, we gave John Duggan (Today FM's Head of Sport) a call.

We rang him at a perfect time as he was in the company of one of Ireland's greatest amateur jockeys, and assistant trainer to the emphatic Willie Mullins, Patrick Mullins. 

Dermot and Dave asked the lads for their naps of the day, and Patrick gave us an idea as to the work jockeys have to do. I've always wondered what separated the pros from the amateur riders?

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You can listen to the chat in full by pressing play in the image above the headline.