It would not be a Cheltenham festival without tipping up Willie Mullins to have a good day and after a decent first day for the trainer we expect him to have two more winners.
He has a fair few chances but in the big contest of the day, the Queen Mother Champion Chase he has Chacun Pour Soi and The seven year old has only had four starts for the handler since joining from France back in December 2016 but has shown plenty of ability on all of his runs just losing his unbeaten record on his latest start.
Having not raced since March 2016 he went to Naas for his first run in nearly exactly three years in a Beginners Chase and showed a perfect temperament to take the spoils by 31 lengths.
He was then sent to the Punchestown festival with many punters still unaware of the ability of this horse but he gave one of the stand out performances of the meeting, beating the Arkle Novices Chase winner Duc Des Genievres and JLT Novices Chase victor Defi Du Seuil to land the Grade One Ryanair Novices Chase.
He made his seasonal debut this season over Christmas at Leopardstown in a Grade One Chase against some superb horses and although looking like he had the race wrapped up he found nothing when coming off the bridle and was pipped close home by A Plus Tard.
He got back to winning ways on his final start at the Dublin Racing Festival when again seeing off a decent field including stablemate Min in the Grade 1 Dublin Chase and that is some very stylish form.
Mullins also holds a live chance in the bumper with Appreciate and he is the short priced favourite for the last race of the day finishing third in his first point behind the impressive Envoi Allen which is a strong form line to start with.
He has ran in three bumpers to date finishing third on his rules debut at Fairyhouse but since then has turned into a different animal.
He bolted up at Christmas at Leopardstown in a two and half mile bumper not seeing a rival for the last two furlongs.
At the same track he landed a Grade Two in the same form as his other win which is what has sparked him to the top of the market.
He looks the one to beat.