Cheltenham Shakers Of the 17 Irish winners at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival, eight of them had lined up at the Dublin Racing Festival last weekend, writes Ronan Graham. Apples Jade was sensational, beating Supasundae by 16 lengths that was a sight to behold and she will take some beating in the Champion Hurdle - best priced at 2/1 with us. Willie Mullins got off the mark with Min and owner, Rich Ricci stated afterwards that he was more than likely to go down the Champion Chase route and we go 5/1 for that Impressive Le Richebourg made it four wins from five starts over fences and we make him our 7/2 favourite for the Arkle. Sir Eric landed the Triumph trial easily under Mark Walsh and is as short as 7/4 with us for the first race on Cheltenham Friday. Willie Mullins’ stable companions, Klassical Dream and Aramon fought out the Novice Hurdle and both shortened in the Supreme market. However, Mullins stated afterwards that Aramon (10/1) was more than likely to head to the festival. Bellshill just emerged in front of Road To Respect in the Irish Gold Cup after a titanic tussle and Ruby Walsh will face a dilemma between the Mullins stable stars when he has to chose his Gold Cup mount. Bellshill is currently around 10/1 with us.