The Cheltenham Festival has been particularly kind to Irish trainers in recent times and the raiding party crossing the Irish Sea for the upcoming renewal continues to take shape. With eight winners in 2015 and seven last year, Willie Mullins again leads the Irish challenge with Gordon Elliott and Henry de Bromhead also set to be well represented at the four-day.

    The likes of Melon, Apple’s Jade, Vroum Vroum Mag, Douvan and Yorkhill will travel with every chance of adding to the impressive tally of Irish winners at the first of the main spring festivals.

     

     LISTEN: Interviews with Irish trainers and jockeys ahead of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival