HOPEFULLY you were following us yesterday - a 14-1 and 9-1 winner, two other successes and a 33-1 place - as well as twice having the first three home.

We may have peaked too early but let's hope for more of the same today, although it looks a tricky day so don't get carried away!

1.20 Marsh Novices Chase

ENVOI ALLEN will be a red-hot favourite and fully justifies those short odds.

Boasting a 100 per cent record, there is nothing to suggest that will not be extended here and for many this is the banker of the week.

Shan Blue, Chantry House and Chatham Street Lad will be battling for minor honours for those each-way punters.


1 Envoi Allen

2 Chantry House

3 Chatham Street Lad

1.55 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle

MRS MILNER looks to have been laid out for this race, although coming in off the back of a fall is not ideal.

However, Paul Nolan's charge ran well the twice before and looks to have an ideal mark to make his class count.

Milliner (don’t get confused between this and the selection!) put up a good effort last time and looks ready to challenge for honours, as does Come On Teddy.

Storm Harvest can outrun his huge odds for Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon.


1 Mrs Milner

2 Milliner

3 Come on Teddy

4 Storm Harvest

2.30 Ryanair Chase

One of the races of the Festival for me with a host of horses holding leading claims.

I like the look of ALLAHO, who has not got home over 3 miles and this trip will play to his strengths.

Paul Townend has kept faith with Min who has an obvious chance, but his last run is cause for concern.

Fakir D'Oudairies tends to always find one too good, while Melon is another who struggles to get his head in front. Mister Fisher is a danger.


1 Allaho

2 Fakir D'Oudairies

3 Mister Fisher

3.05 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle

PAISLEY PARK is a worthy favourite and has looked back to his best this season.

Emma Lavelle's charge will take all the beating here as he bids to regain his crown.

Sire Du Berlais could give the selection the most to think about, with Vinndication going for this rather than the Gold Cup.

The Storyteller is an ultra consistent sort who can claim a minor honour.


1 Paisley Park

2 Sire Du Berlais

3 The Storyteller

3.40 Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase

A wide-open affair, but I will take a chance on DEAD RIGHT.

At the foot of the handicap, drying ground is a big plus for Neil Mulholland's charge. He may lack the quality of some of these rivals, but has a lot in his favour and at 33-1 could be massively overpriced.

Caribean Boy is at the other end of the handicap but can bounce back after a couple of disappointing runs.

A Wave Of The Sea and Kiltealy Briggs are both decent each-way shouts.


1 Dead Right

2 Caribean Boy

3 A Wave Of The Sea

4 Kiltealy Briggs

4.15 Parnell Properties Mares Novices Hurdle

TELMESOMETHINGGIRL does not have the strongest form in the race but has shown enough to suggest a big run.

Rachael Blackmore takes the ride and at around 12-1 represents good value. Although more exposed than some rivals, she can give you a good run for your money.

Roseys Hollow bids for a hat-trick and could go close, while Perfect Myth was not suited by heavy going last time and can snatch a place at 25-1


1 Telmesomethinggirl

2 Roseys Hollow

3 Perfect Myth

4.50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

A chance is taken on MORNING VICAR.

He will be trying the 3m 2f trip for the first time but the drying ground is in his favour and if he gets home, is very interesting.

Sizing At Midnight was progressive before falling and then struggling in heavy going. If he can get his jumping together at 28-1 represents a great each-way shout.

Deise Aba was fifth in this race last year and returned to form last time out while Kilfilum Cross has finished twice in this race before and can fill the places.


1 Morning Vicar

2 Sizing At Midnight

3 Deisa Aba

4 Kilfilum Cross