Very few National Hunt trainers in Ireland have risen up the ranks as quickly as Gordon Elliott.
Having burst onto the scene by saddling Silver Birch to win the Grand National at Aintree in 2007, at which point he had not trained a single winner in Ireland, he was firmly established as a top five trainer by 2010/11.
For the last two seasons, he has been crowned the leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival and has pushed Willie Mullins all the way in the race for Champion National Hunt Trainer in Ireland.
Having established a lucrative partnership with the powerful Gigginstown House Stud, Elliott has an abundance of well-bred and promising young horses to go to war with.
He spoke to Kevin Blake of attheraces.com to tell us about them and the rest of his stable stars.