GOLD Cup day is drawing nearer, but there is still plenty of top class racing action to get your teeth into on the penultimate day of Cheltenham Festival action.
Yesterday's selections were a mixed bag, but Willoughby Court's superb win at 12/1 in the 1.30 kept us afloat for the rest of the day.
With that in mind, here are today's top tips...
1.30 JLT Novices' Chase
The sensible pick is Top Notch (10/3), but Disko (6/1) has had his dancing shoes on of late and won a similar race at Punchestown last month.
Bryan Cooper is on board the six-year-old, who we are hoping will get our day off to a flyer.
2.10 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle
A 24-strong field for this one makes picking a winner difficult, but Jury Duty (8/1) has not finished outside the top three in any of his last five races and looks well set to at least place.
For those looking for a nostalgic each way shout, Fingal Bay (50/1) is the one to have a spare few pennies on.
2.50 Ryanair Chase
There will have to be a fine run to finish in front of the favourite Un De Sceaux, but this week has been full of surprises and we reckon Josses Hill (8/1) could cause another one here.
Nico de Boinville had a fine win on Might Bite yesterday and could well replicate his success with the nine-year-old, who has won three of his last five starts.
3.30 Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle
You simply cannot look past Uknowhatimeanharry (11/8) in this one - the in-form horse has taken everything in his stride this year and picked up five wins on the bounce.
Looking away from the favourite, Jezki (15/2) is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
4.10 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase
Wellington-based trainer David Pipe could be set for a winner as the end of the day approaches, with Starchitect (7/1) looking like the one to beat.
The six-year-old has won over this distance in the past and, with Tom Scudamore on board, should be there or thereabouts again.
4.50 Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle
Defeated just once in seven starts so far, La Bague Au Roi (9/1) is a mare that is improving all the time and is likely to be right in the mix here.
For those Somerset punters looking for a patriotic outsider, cross your fingers and shout home Awayinthewest (100/1).
5.30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase
Another long day of racing comes to a close, and Premier Bond (14/1) should be in contention to end the day on a high.
A winner on Lamb or Cod (33/1) could be the difference in which of the two you have for your tea tonight, and you could do a lot worse than the Phillip Hobbs-trained runner for the each way pick.
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