The feature race of the afternoon is the Grade Two Cotswold Chase and we can't look past the favourite Chantry House for Nicky Henderson.
The JP McManus owned gelding first took the eye when winning at Warwick in decent bumper on heavy ground which saw him beat the likes of Edwardstone and Shan Blue, who both go on to become established national hunt horses.
Having just the one spin under rules he was next seen again in December 2019, this time on his hurdles debut at Cheltenham, just doing enough to see off the likes of Stolen Silver, Pipesmoker and Pileon.
All of those horses went on to win next time out and frank Chantry House's form, it was then left for the Nicky Henderson runner to do the same and he obliged at Newbury winning hard held.
This set him up perfectly for a crack at the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival where he finished a valiant third behind two superstars in stablemate Shishkin and Abacadabras.The Seven Barrows handler always said that Chantry House would make into a nice chaser and he looked to be a star in the making over the bigger obstacles on debut at Ascot.
Although seeing off a tame field he went on to win the event by 26 growing lengths and off that performance it is going to take a smart horse to beat him.
He then went to Cheltenham and ran no sort of race, finishing third of four runners behind stablemate Fussil Raffles, but he looked a shadow of himself.
Henderson admitted he had a back problem and with that rectified he went to Wetherby in February and got back to winning ways in fine style.Chantry House improved massively for that run next time out when taking advantage of the fall by Envoi Allen to land the Grade One Marsh Novices' Chase.
The gelding stayed out the trip well and his handler then decided to step him up in trip to 3m1f for the Grade One Mildmay Novices' Chase at Aintree and he went on to win by 32 lengths.
A very exciting staying chaser in open company this term, he landed a Listed Intermediate Chase on seasonal debut in a match race at Sandown on seasonal debut.
He was last seen at Kempton on Boxing Day in the King George VI Chase when pulling up with plenty of the race to go, with something a miss.
This event is much easier and gives him a great opportunity to get back on track and prove to the world he has Gold Cup credentials.