TODAY the Irish-bred Ebanour will try to book his ticket to the Maryland Hunt Cup by taking on 10 rivals in the $50,000 Grand National timber stakes. The 11-year-old has won six times over timber, including the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup in his final start of 2017, since joining Cyril Murphy’s stable. One state away, Irish-breds Top Man Michael and Two’s Company take on timber horse of the year, Doc

Cebu, in the Middleburg Hunt Cup.