With no bet in the first race of the day we move straight onto the big fielded Grade B Handicap Chase over two miles where we have picked out two nice each way priced horses.
Entoucas for JP McManus and Joseph O'Brien is our first selection, who all season had been primed for a crack in the Grand Annual off a lowly mark and it almost paid off with him just being beaten in a photo-finish.
All season long the gelding had placed in big handicap company, having four tries over fences and always running credibly whilst sneaking under the radar of the handicapper.
He headed into the Cheltenham festival with a live chance on the Wednesday and jumping the last looked well beat, but made up a huge amount of ground to take it to the judges, who unfortunately did not give him the verdict.
He has only gone up 2lb for that run and if none the worse for that effort then he has a live chance once more.