Lieutenant Colonel: The Sandra Hughes trained five-year-old is now a dual Grade 1 star following his victory, on Sunday, in the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle over three miles at Leopardstown.
Bred by Heather Calzini, the £46,000 Doncaster Spring Stores Sale graduate is out of Agnese (by Abou Zouz) who is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winning hurdler Toubeera (by Tobougg). It is also the family of the Champion Hurdle hero Beech Road (by Nearly A Hand).
Lieutenant Colonel is a son of the Overbury Stud stallion Kayf Tara (by Sadler's Wells).
Road To Riches: Winner of the Grade A Galway Plate in July and the Grade 1 Champion Chase at Down Royal last month, the Noel Meade trained seven-year-old added the Grade 1 Lexus Chase over three miles at Leopardstown on Sunday.
He was bred by Sunnyhill Stud, where his sire Gamut (by Spectrum) stood until moving to Eamonn Hogan's Rosshill Farm this year, and the £155,000 Cheltenham National Hunt Sale graduate is out of Bellona (by Over The River). That mare is a full-sister to the high-class chaser Sullane River.
Twinlight: A 16/1 winner of the Grade 1 Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase over two miles, one furlong at Leopardstown on Saturday, M L Bloodstock Ltd's homebred seven-year-old is trained by Willie Mullins.
The seven times graded scorer is a son of the Group 1 winning miler and Haras Du Mezeray stallion Muhtathir (by Elmaamul), and he is out of the Group 2 placed Fairlight (by Big Shuffle), and that makes him a half-brother to the flat blacktype earners Fairhope (by Protektor) and Fair Dream (by Dashing Blade). His dam is a half-sister to several National Hunt winners, most notably the Grade 2 placed Fenix (by Lavirco).
Sizing John: Son of the Pitchall Farm stallion Midnight Legend (by Night Shift), the Henry De Bromhead trained four-year-old made it two from three over obstacles with victory in the Grade 1 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle over two miles at Leopardstown on Saturday.
He was bred by Bryan and Sandra Mayoh, and Eskdale Stud, he is out of the bumper and triple hurdles scorer La Perrotine (by Northern Crystal), and he is a €16,000 graduate of the foal section of the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale.
His half-sister Scholastica (by Old Vic) won a pair of bumpers, and twice over hurdles, and she earned her blacktype when third in a two and a half mile mares' hurdle event at Haydock two years ago.
Silviniaco Conti: The Paul Nicholls trained star is now a dual winner of the Grade 1 William Hill King George VI Chase over three miles at Kempton, and has a total of five wins at the highest level to his name.
The eight-year-old is a son of the late Haras De Cercy stallion Dom Alco (by Dom Pasquini), he was bred, in France, by Patrick Joubert, and he is out of Gazelle Lulu (by Altayan). His full-sister Toscana Conti and his half-brother Ucello Conti (by Martaline) are Listed chase winners in France.
Faugheen: The Willie Mullins trained six-year-old extended his unbeaten record to eight with an odds-on victory in the Grade 1 williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle, over two miles at Kempton, on Friday.
He was bred by Dr John Waldron, he is a son of the late Woodlands Stud stallion Germany (by Trempolino), and he is out of Miss Pickering (by Accordion). The mare is an unraced half-sister to the five times chase scorer Trotsky (by Jurado), and her dam Make Me An Island (by Creative Plan) won a point-to-point, once over hurdles, and twice over fences.
Clarcam: Grade 1 placed over hurdles last season, the Gordon Elliott trained four-year-old is now two from three over fences following his victory in the Grade 1 Racing Post Novice Chase over two miles, one furlong at Leopardstown on Friday.
He was bred by Jean Michel and Dominique Le Breton, he is out of Rose Beryl (by Lost World), and he is a half-brother to a couple of chase winners in France. His dam was placed over fences as a three-year-old, and she is a half-sister to the Grade 1 winning French chaser Bonbon Rose (by Mansonnien).
Clarcam is a son of the Group 2 winner and Arc fourth Califet (by Freedom Cry), a former Haras Du Chene Vert stallion who is about to start his second season at Boardsmill Stud.
Bristol De Mai: Winner of his only start over hurdles in France, Bristol De Mai joined the Nigel Twiston-Davies stables recently, and made a winning UK debut in the Grade 1 coral.co.uk Future Champions Finale Juvenile hurdle over two miles, 110 yards at Chepstow on Saturday.
The three-year-old was bred by Jean-Yves Touzaint, he is out of the AQPS mare La Bole Night (by April Night), and he is a son of the Haras de Cercy stallion Saddler Maker (by Sadler's Wells).
Fiscal Focus: A first crop son of the Ballylinch Stud stallion Intense Focus (by Giant's Causeway), the colt made a winning National Hunt debut with a 33/1 win in the Grade 2 Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle over two miles at Leopardstown on Friday.
Bred by Jim Bolger, and now trained by Dessie McDonogh, the dual flat winner is out of Elida (by Royal Academy) whose siblings include Speirbhean (by Danehill), the stakes winning dam of the Group 1 star and leading sire Teofilo (by Galileo).
Gilgamboa: J.P. McManus's six-year-old was a wide-margin winner of the Grade 2 Shannon Airport Novice Chase over two miles, three and a half furlongs at Limerick on Friday.
Unbeaten in two starts over fences, the Enda Bolger trained gelding is a son of the Castle Hyde Stud stallion Westerner (by Danehill), he is a half-brother to a couple of winners, and he is out of Hi Native (by Be My Native) who is an unraced full-sister to the seven times Grade 1 star Native Upmanship.
Vibrato Valtat: The Paul Nicholls trained five-year-old added Saturday's Grade 2 williamhill.com Novices' Chase (registered as the Wayward Lad Novices' Chase), over two miles at Kempton, to his recent Grade 1 success, and has now won three from four over fences.
He was bred by Colette and Aude-Marie Duperret, he is the second foal out of the hurdle winning AQPS mare La Tosca Valtat (by Dom Alco), and he is by the late Group 1 star Voix Du Nord (by Valanour), who died last year.
Special Tiara: A Grade 1 winner at Aintree as a novice, this Henry De Bromhead trained seven-year-old added the Grade 2 williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase, over two miles at Kempton, on Saturday.
He was bred in Dorset by David Young, he is a son of the very successful Overbury Stud stallion Kayf Tara (by Sadler's Wells), and he is the first foal out of an unraced mare called Special Choice (by Bob Back). Her half-sister Royal Choice (by King's Theatre) won the Grade 3 Lombardstown Mares Novice Chase over two miles, one furlongs at Cork five years ago, also for the De Bromhead stable.
Emperor's Choice: Winner of the Grade 3 Coral Welsh Grand National, over three miles, five and a half furlongs at Chepstow on Saturday, the Venetia Williams trained seven-year-old is a new blacktype winner for Beeches Stud stallion Flemensfirth (by Alleged).
He was bred by Pat Browne, he is a €33,000 graduate of the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale, and he is a full-brother to two winners. His dam House-Of-Hearts (by Broken Hearted) was placed, and she is a half-sister to the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase winner Our Vic (by Old Vic), and to the Grade 2 winner, and Grade A Thyestes Chase scorer Siegemaster (by Lord Americo).
Dolatulo: The Warren Greatrex trained seven-year-old sprang a 14/1 surprise in the Grade 3 William Hill Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase over three miles, one furlong at Wetherby on Friday, his fourth win over fences, and his first blacktype success.
Bred in France by Claude Michel, he is a son of Montjeu's half-brother Le Fou (by Polish Precendent), who is about to start his third season at Arctic Tack Stud. His dam La Perspective (by Beyssac), who had a Martaline (by Linamix) colt in 2013, is a half-sister to the winning French chaser Must Win Battle (by Antartique).
Living Next Door: An eight-year-old son of the late Knockhouse Stud stallion Beneficial (by Top Ville), the Tony Martin trained gelding sprang a 20/1 surprise in the Grade B Paddy Power Chase over three miles, 100 yards at Leopardstown on Saturday.
He was bred by Tommy Steele, he made £24,000 at the Cheltenham April Sale two years ago, he is a half-brother to two winners, and he is a full-brother to the triple hurdle and dual chase scorer Yesyoucan. His dam Except Alice (by Orchestra) was placed, and she is a half-sister to the dual Grade 1 winning chaser Harbour Pilot (by Be My Native).
Page Turner: The John Walsh trained nine-year-old notched up his first blacktype success when taking the Grade B Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Chase over two miles, three and a half furlongs at Limerick on Saturday.
He was bred by Sean Aylward, he is a son of the successful dual-purpose stallion Bishop Of Cashel (by Warning), and the €10,000 Goffs Landrover Sale graduate is out of I'm A Character (by Tragic Role). His dam was unplaced, but is a half-sister to the prolific Honey Trader (by Beveled), a blacktype placed horse who won five times over hurdles and three times over fences.
Gentildonna: The outstanding mare, and dual Grade 1 Japan Cup heroine, rounded off her racing career with victory in the Grade 1 Arima Kinen over 12 and a half furlongs at Nakayama on Sunday. It was her seventh win at the highest level, and pushed her earnings past 1,726 million yen (over £11 million), which is the highest ever for a filly or mare.
Bred by Northern Racing, and trained by Sei Ishizaka, the five-year-old is a daughter of the brilliant racehorse and outstanding Shadai Stallion Station sire Deep Impact (by Sunday Silence). She is out of the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Donna Blini (by Bertolini), and her year-older full-sister Donau Blue is a Grade 1 placed dual pattern scorer in Japan.