IT is going to be a long, long, winter for anyone not into jumps racing, which I am making sure will not be me. There have been a smattering of good performances already this campaign, and those increased further in frequency in the latest week.

Pick of the bunch was the Guinness Kerry National win of Cabaret Queen by a pixel from Moyhenna, which earns that pair figures of 148 and 147 respectively. This is likely to prove strong form.