Supasundae can claim his second Cheltenham Festival success in a fascinating renewal of the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle.
The eight-year-old appears to be better than ever judged on his defeat of Faugheen in last month’s Irish Champion Hurdle.
The Ryanair Chase looks at the mercy of Un De Sceaux, who has a tremendous record having won 20 of his 26 career starts.
With conditions in his favour, he should prove very hard to beat.
Terrefort gets the nod in what does not look a vintage renewal of the JLT Novices’ Chase.
Nicky Henderson’s French import made a mockery of an opening mark of 137 at Huntingdon in January and knuckled down well to follow up in last month’s Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown, seeing off subsequent winner Cyrname.
The Gordon Elliott-trained Glenloe looks a potential blot on the handicap in the Pertemps Final, while King’s Socks is of major interest for the David Pipe team in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate.
Willie Mullins has been fulsome in his praise of Laurina, who bids to provide him with a third successive win in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.
Maria’s Benefit is a more than worthy opponent, but Laurina could be the next superstar mare off the Closutton production line.
The final race on day three of the Festival is the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup and Mall Dini is a confident selection.
Chelmsford: 5.55 Impart, 6.30 Firesnake, 7.00 Just That Lord, 7.30 Aquarium, 8.00 Azam, 8.30 Arsenio Lupin, 9.00 German Whip.
Cheltenham: 1.30 Terrefort, 2.10 Glenloe, 2.50 UN DE SCEAUX (NAP), 3.30 Supasundae, 4.10 King’s Socks, 4.50 Laurina, 5.30 Mall Dini.
Hexham: 1.45 Cornerstone Lad, 2.25 Massini’s Lady, 3.05 Haul Us In, 3.45 Itstimeforapint, 4.25 Princess Mononoke, 5.05 Charlie Snow Angel, 5.40 Secret Legacy.
Towcester: 1.20 Abbreviate, 1.55 Beyeh, 2.35 Banco De Logos, 3.15 Black Narcissus, 3.55 Festival Dawn, 4.35 Pray For A Rainbow, 5.15 Hazel Hill.