The 2018/19 jumps racing season has thrown up many surprises but also many great moments with plenty of trainers performing to very high standards.
The first of our three to follow for the rest of the season is the youngster in the game in Joseph O'Brien who overall had a very mixed Cheltenham festival to say the least.
He gained his first ever winner at the festival on the Wednesday in the Grade 3 Fred Winter Hurdle when Band Of Outlaws stormed up the hill to eventually cruise to a superb victory.
O'Brien eventually walked away with two winners for the festival gaining his other winner with Early Doors in the last race of the festival in the Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap.
However, for all this success the ex jockey suffered a fatality with arguably the strongest horse in his yard with Sir Erec who was seen as the Irish banker of the week at 1/1 for the Triumph Hurdle but unfortunately had to be put down after suffering a horrible injury to one of his legs.
The four year old had a really bright future over hurdles and possibly fences after coming over from the flat and before the Triumph was unbeaten on both starts over obstacles.
This was truly devastating for the trainer but off the back of this he has plenty of the season left to gain some winners.
After properly striking the national hunt scene this season he has had plenty of winners and landed some nice Grade 1s in the process.
With this in mind the Punchestown and Aintree festivals are his next targets and with the trainer gaining more and more classy horses to his artillery he has a great chance of landing some nice prizes and is certainly a trainer to follow for the rest of this season