A tough day yesterday as predicted with two short-priced winners and two second places.

There are some more big-priced selections today...

1.30 - JLT Novices’ Chase

Lostintranslation and Defi Du Seuil have had some great battles already this season, but I am banking on the former getting the better of his rival once again at Cheltenham.

Colin Tizzard’s charge looked beaten at Prestbury Park in January but rallied to beat Defi Du Seuil in the latter stages. Although the tables were turned at Sandown, this test could suit Lostintranslation more.

Kildisart won over course and distance last time but will need to jump better. If he does, he could snatch a place.

Prediction: 1 Lostintranslation 2 Defi Du Seuil 3 Kildisart

2.10 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle final

NotwhatIam made eye-catching late progress at Warwick last time and looks an intriguing prospect.

Dan Skelton’s charge fell here when poised to challenge in October, before winning at Uttoxeter. He then ran well at Aintree before having too much to do at Warwick. This race will play to his strengths and at 14-1 is over-priced.

Sire Du Berlais will likely go off favourite after a superb display at Leopardstown at Christmas and rates the main danger.

First Assignment finished ahead of NotwhatIam last time and can take minor honours again, while A Toi Phil can fill the final place at longer odds.

Prediction: 1 NotwhatIam 2 Sire Du Berlais 3 First Assignment 4 A Toi Phil

2.50 – Ryanair Chase

Many thought Road To Respect would run in the Gold Cup and the fact he takes his chances here is a tip in itself with his owners desperate to win the race they sponsor.

Frodon was another in line to race Friday but has been switched to this ‘easier’ assignment. He gets on well with Bryony Frost and has tons of ability.

But Monalee is my fancy. He was tried over longer trips last season but came back to this distance and won his warm-up race impressively and can take this.

Prediction: 1 Monalee 2 Road To Respect 3 Frodon

3.30 – Stayers Hurdle

Paisley Park is the one they all have to beat here after reeling off four straight victories this season – and all impressively.

The ground will suit and all looks primed for a bold bid, although the odds of around 6-4 are plenty short enough in a high-class field.

Faugheen needs to show his old spark to feature but clearly has the quality, while Supasundae is a consistent sort who can again grab a place.

Black Op was well beaten by Paisley Park last time but should get closer this time.

Prediction: 1 Paisley Park 2 Supasundae 3 Black Op

4.10 – Brown Advisory Plate Chase

Eamon An Cnoic ran well in a good handicap at this course in November and won last time having had a wind operation.

He has a nice weight and is a big price at 12-1.

Spiritofthegames ran well on soft ground here last year and has looked a natural over fences. He can challenge the selection.

And in a wide open contest, bottom weight Didero Vallis and the Lizze Kelly-ridden Siruh Du Lac can complete the places,

.Prediction: 1 Eamon An Cnoic 2 Spiritofthegames 3 Didero Vallis 4 Siruh Du Lac

4.50 – Mares Novices’ Hurdle

Epatante is a very short price for a competitive event and may well land the spoils.

But I like the look of Ruby Walsh’s My Sister Sarah. She looks a progressive sort and can land the spoils.

Posh Trish is a consistent sort, while Sinoria is also worthy of mention.

Prediction: 1 My Sister Sarah 2 Epatante 3 Posh Trish

5.30 – Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

Another hugely-competitive race with a host of horses arriving here in fine form.

Kilfilum Cross won at Ludlow last month and will go well at decent odds, but Just A Sting has showed great form over the larger obstacles and shaped as though more to come.

Harry Fry’s charge has been saved for this race and can land victory.

Touch Kick is unproven over this trip but can finish in the places, with Measureofmydreams taken to come fourth.

Prediction: 1 Just A Sting 2 Kilfilum Cross 3 Touch Kick 4 Measureofmydreams