It’s fair to say that the 2019 Cheltenham Festival is still a long way off with plenty of top class racing to take place between now and then. But it is only common sense to presume that the Irish trained horses will be back to plunder rich pickings again. Irish trained horses, jockeys and trainers have been dominant at Cheltenham in recent years although two of the biggest races — The Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup — were won by British trained horses in 2018.
Limerick is next on the agenda for Derrinross after he made an impressive winning return to action at Cork on Sunday.
Josies Orders is bidding for a fifth Cheltenham win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase for Enda Bolger on Friday.