Former winners Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy headline 12 horses still in contention for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
The action goes up a gear at Dundalk on Friday evening with two Fast-Track Qualifiers for the All-Weather Championships Finals Day which takes place at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 3.
Heavenly Brook certainly wasn't winning out of turn when taking the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase at Clonmel under a dashing ride by Luke Dempsey.
Coneygree and Don Poli are the star names among 14 novices going forward for the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday.
Doneraile trainer Brian O'Keeffe saddled his first winner under rules as The Grey Guy gained reward for his consistency in the three-mile Comeragh Handicap Hurdle at Clonmel.
Westerner Point landed a morning price gamble at Clonmel when taking the Lisronagh Maiden Hurdle in the hands of Phillip Enright.
Champion point-to-point rider Jamie Codd partnered his third bumper winner within the past fortnight as Sizinguptheamazon made a winning debut in the finale at Clonmel.
The tough nature of National Hunt racing was brought into harsh focus as Leighinmohr gained something of a hollow victory in the Slievenamon Beginners Chase at Clonmel.
Curragh Na Gold appreciated a step back in distance to score on her handicap debut in the Carrick-On-Suir Mares Handicap Hurdle at Clonmel.
Kilford opened his account under rules when putting up a fine front-running display in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel.
Rich Ricci rates Annie Power his best chance of a winner at next week's Cheltenham Festival after confirming the OLBG Mares' Hurdle would "more than likely" be her target.
Tony McCoy believes it is a "privilege" to have a race named in his honour at what will be his last Cheltenham Festival before retirement.
Colin McBratney believes Carsonstown Boy holds every chance of going one place better than last year in the St. James's Place Foxhunter Chase at next week's Cheltenham Festival.
Coolaghknock Glebe will try to make it a double at Clonmel as he steps up in trip for Thursday's Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase.
Stuart Crawford has set his sights on next month's Coral Scottish Grand National with Glenquest.
Richard Hughes will retire from riding at the end of the Flat campaign before embarking upon a training career in 2016.
Noel Fehily will partner Kitten Rock in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday.
Alberta made a winning debut for Gordon Elliott at Downpatrick today, easily winning the concluding Posh Nosh Bumper to complete a double for the Grand National winning trainer.
Ruby Walsh has revealed that his most important role when riding red-hot favourite Un De Sceaux in the Arkle Chase will be to prevent the prodigious chaser from boiling over in the preliminaries.
4.05 Paddy's Faith
2.00 Cape Arrow
3.10 Harleys Max
4.25 Long Awaited
4.55 Benidorm , The Boss of Me
5.45 All You
6.15 Refuse Colette
8.15 Tight Lipped
The Carragher's XL Castleblayney Race is the pick of the action at Dundalk, and sees Producer have his first run for Dermot Weld since switching from Richard Hannon's yard for 250,000 guineas.
The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase looks the pick of the action at Clonmel on Thursday.
Heavenly Brook showed his younger rivals how it was done when making all in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Chase at Clonmel.
Gordon Elliott bookended the Downpatrick card with a short-priced double, with both Akorakor and Alberta running out easy winners and taking the County Meath handler's tally for the season to 81.
Bryan Cooper has a great book of rides to look forward to at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival and kept things ticking over in the Gigginstown House Stud colours with an emphatic success on Azorian at Navan.
Smart chaser Felix Yonger put in a classy performance on his return to the smaller obstacles as he took the Ballsbridge Hurdle at Leopardstown.