IT was also a fine season for brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien with the former making it an incredible two Melbourne Cup wins within four years when Twilight Payment triumphed in Flemington last month.

When Rekindling struck for Joseph O’Brien in 2017, he did so at the expense of a Ballydoyle inmate, and last month it was son beating father once again as Twilight Payment bested the Irish Derby second Tiger Moth. For Joseph O’Brien to have won this race twice in just a few years is a staggering feat and the magnitude of this achievement is hard to overstate.