The training skills of Willie Mullins were highlighted in devastating fashion at the Cheltenham Festival earlier this month but the champion's effect was seen at the other end of the scale as Roumanian landed the Stay Classy Handicap Hurdle at Cork.
Captainofthefleet recorded his sixth career victory, and third since Christmas, when defying top-weight in the featured Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle on Student Raceday at Cork.
Luke Dempsey's star has really been in the ascendency in recent weeks, and the talented claimer recorded another notable success aboard Thunder Zone in the CIT Rag Week Hurdle at Cork.
Dermot Weld has nominated Zawraq as the likely leading light in his three-year-old division this term.
Free Eagle is set to make his seasonal bow in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on May 24.
King Blue belatedly opened his account at the age of nine when readily landing the Fegentri World Championship (QR) Handicap Hurdle at Cork for the husband and wife team of Ross O'Sullivan and Katie Walsh.
Favourite backers got back on track after a couple of reverses in the opening two races at Cork as One Cool Princess landed the odds in the CITSU Maiden Hurdle.
Mall Dini made a promising debut under rules at Limerick earlier this month, and went one better to justify 7/4 favouritism in the Viva La UCC Ladies INH Flat Race at Cork.
Sizing Killarney got his career off to a successful start when taking the CIT Horse Racing Maiden Hurdle at Cork.
Last year's winner Sruthan is reported in fine form as he gears up for the Big Bad Bob Gladness Stakes at the Curragh next month.
Ballinrobe Racecourse launched their 2015 season at the racetrack today, with nine race meetings scheduled and total prize-money in excess of 800,000 euro.
Tom Mullins is set to give exciting bumper prospect Charbel a prep run at either Limerick or Fairyhouse ahead of a shot at the champion bumper at Punchestown.
General manager Paul Hensey is relishing the prospect of the likes of Gleneagles, Ol' Man River and John F Kennedy working after racing at the Curragh on Sunday.
The attraction of Dubai as a winter base has enabled County Tipperary-born Marc Monaghan to put his career into acceleration mode as the 20-year-old becomes one of the few apprentices to compete on World Cup night.
Cappella Sansevero is poised to chart a direct route to either the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes or the Irish equivalent a few weeks later.
Racing takes place this afternoon at Cork, and the going is now soft to heavy (heavy in places) following a further 7mm of rain since declaration time.
Ger Lyons is excited at what the future might hold for new recruit Chopin.
Willie Mullins has confirmed that Ruby Walsh is likely to ride Ballycasey in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on April 11.
Patrick Griffin is hoping Maggio makes the cut for the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree, but has given him an entry in the Crabbie's Topham Chase as a back-up option.
5.40 Cliffside Park
6.10 Akito , Tasidana
2.30 Doctor Of Music
4.10 Miles To Memphis
5.20 Java Rose , Seas Of Green , Queen Spud
2.20 Magic Bucks , Makin A Statement , Lajjah , Zuzinia
2.50 Edgar Balthazar
3.25 Moulin Rouge
4.30 Bushy Glade
5.05 Just Five
2.40 Duke Of Monmouth
4.20 Beau De Tabel
4.55 Draytonian , Robert's Star , Chief Brody , Lime Street
Indian Tomahawk returns to action in the Compare Prices At attheraces.com/odds Median Auction Race at Dundalk.
There's likely to be a big crowd in attendance for Cork's student raceday, and the pick of the action could be the Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle, which pits three last-time-out winners against one another.
Captainofthefleet completed a double when defying top weight in the Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle at Cork.
Gordon Elliott and Davy Condon capped a big day when Riverside City put in a storming late run to take the feature Toals Bookmakers Ulster Grand National EBF Handicap Chase at Downpatrick.
Blair Perrone showed his appreciation for a marked drop in class with a ridiculously easy victory in the Henry Shefflin & Aidan O'Brien Rated Novice Hurdle at Gowran Park.
Russian Soul picked up the winning thread with a convincing victory on his return to Irish action in the Weatherbys Printing Race at Dundalk.