IN an era where double figure tallies for Irish-trained horses at Cheltenham have become frequent things, it moved on to a new high last March as the raiders enjoyed a meeting like no other at Prestbury Park.

A final haul of 19 winners from this side of the Irish Sea was quite extraordinary. At times during the week it seemed as though Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott had merely transferred their domestic rivalry to the UK for four days and the pair both notched up six victories apiece.