ANOTHER superb set of results yesterday, winners at 12-1, 5-1 (was 14-1), 3-1 and some each-way shouts.

Hopefully we can end on a high in today's final seven races.

1.20 JCB Triumph Hurdle

Three horses dominate the market with Tritonic the best of the English.

He was impressive last time, but so was ZANAHIYR in Ireland, who bolted up in a Grade 2 event.

Quilixios will be popular under the sensational Rachael Blackmore and will be a danger, but may have to settle for second.


1 Zanahiyr

2 Quilixious

3 Tritonic

1.55 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

THIRD TIME LUCKI was fourth in the Champion Bumper last year and looks a likely sort.

His trainer has won this race three years in the last five and he holds a leading chance.

Ganapathi is only a novice but his opening mark could have been underestimated and rates a huge danger.

At bigger prices, Gowel Road stormed home at Newbury last time and another flourish can see him fill a minor honour.

Eclair De Beaufeu is another with a chance.


1 Third Time Lucki

2 Ganapathi

3 Gowel Road

4 Eclair De Beaufeu

2.30 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

This could be another race the Irish dominate.

TORYGRAPH has looked very impressive since stepping up to this trip and can continue the domination of Ireland by taking this.

Vanillier can outrun his odds and give the selection most to think about, with Stattler best of the rest.


1 Torygraph

2 Vanillier

3 Stattler

3.05 WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

The biggie. But potentially only four or five that have a leading chance.

A Plus Tard could make Rachael Blackmore a history-maker and the form of his win stacks up and puts him high on the list.

Al Boum Photo must have a great chance of completing a hat-trick of wins, but I am going to side with CHAMP.

Running over two miles is hardly an ideal preparation and his jumping can sometimes be sketchy, but he has undoubted class and can get his head in front.

He has long been thought of as a Gold Cup horse and can justify those lofty thoughts.

Royal Pagaille could be anything but has done his winning on slower ground, while Santini is likely to be battling for minor honours.

The ground has also gone against Native River but Frodon will relish jumping these fences at speed but may not have the class.


1 Champ

2 A Plus Tard

3 Al Boum Photo

3.40 St James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters Chase

I'm afraid it's a bit of a boring selection but BILLAWAY looks a class act.

Second in this race last year, he can go one better for the Willie Mullins yard.

Bob And Co looks the best of the English, but Stake Wallace could make this a one-two for Ireland.

Mr Mantilla is an interesting long-shot.


1 Billaway

2 Stake Wallace

3 Bob And Co

4 Mr Mantilla

4.15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase

A new race at the Festival, but it's again likely the trophy will end up in Ireland.

Willie Mullins saddles both Colreevy and ELIMAY, with preference for the latter.

He finished second to Allaho in January and that form was given a huge boost yesterday.

Zambella is the best of the British but does not look as good as the Irish.


1 Elimay

2 Colreevy

3 Zambella

4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

FRONTAL ASSAULT hails from an in-form yard and has proven he stays three miles so it's a surprise to see him at around 14-1.

Commandingpresence is running in a handicap for the first time and could be anything, while Langer Dan is chasing a bonus after winning the Imperial Cup last weekend.

Gentleman De Mee can compete the first four.


1 Frontal Assault

2 Commandingpresence

3 Langer Dan

4 Gentleman De Mee