Envoi Allen lit up day two of the Festival. He's arguably the brightest star in national hunt racing.
Paisley Park is another horse who could lay claim to that title and he takes centre stage on day three. The ground is drying out, but it remains hard work out there.
1.30 Marsh Novices' Chase
Faugheen probably brings the best form to this party. He could get old very quickly of course, but looks overpriced all the same. Stablemate Bapaume needs to bounce back from a Leopardstown disappointment. He would rate a big danger if going so.
Selection: Faugheen 5-1
2.10 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle
Dream Berry has potential from an attractive mark. His December comeback was full of promise. He has run well in big field spring festival handicaps before. Jatiluwih is a progressive novice. He heads the long list of dangers.
Selection: Dream Berry 16-1
2.50 Ryanair Chase
Aso has placed in two of the last three renewals of this race. He needs to put a couple of disappointing runs behind him. Returning to a left-handed track on testing ground should be ideal. He's a tasty each-way price. Min won't be far away.
Selection: Aso 25-1
3.30 Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle
Paisley Park looks a rock solid proposition here. He can retain his crown with the minimum of fuss. If putting his best foot forward, Bacardys is capable of chasing the favourite home.
Selection: Paisley Park 8-11
4.10 Brown Advisory Handicap Chase
It's hard to ignore how strong the form of Simply The Betts recent Cheltenham win is. A repeat of that could easily prove good enough. He should be an improving horse too. Spiritofthegames will probably put in yet another solid shift at this track.
Selection: Simply The Betts 4-1
4.50 Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Concertista came within a fag paper of winning this race last season. Logic suggests she should be capable of more this time around. She hasn't kicked on this season, but her recent Leopardstown third was highly encouraging. Ard Abhainn is a likeable, progressive mare. She is greatly respected.
Selection: Concertista 15-2
5.30 Kim Muir Handicap Chase
The Kings Writ probably isn't the best handicapped horse in this race. The test of jumping and stamina this race provides will be right up his street though. His jockey will be familiar with the horse having taken the mount on his last couple of starts. Fitzhenry is another who should relish this test.
Selection: The Kings Writ 40-1