Onto day four of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival - and it's Gold Cup day. There are seven across the day, with all eyes on the 3.30 Cheltenham Gold Cup - the main event.
Here our team of experts give you our top tips for day four at Cheltenham.
Our tips for the day four races
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle
J P McManus has a strong hand with the unbeaten Defi Du Seuil, Charli Parcs and Landofhopeandglory but preference is for MEGA FORTUNE, who showed great battling qualities when successful at Leopardstown last time, a quality that will stand him in good stead here. Also, the time was fast. Defi Du Seuil has done nothing wrong in five bloodless victories but there have to be doubts over what he beat and how he will cope with this bigger field. Present odds are too short not to know the answers. Nicky Henderson is adamant we have not seen the best of Charli Parcs and his judgment is renowned.
Marlborough's tip: Mega Fortune
Marcus Armytage's tip: Defi du Seuil
Charlie Brooks's tip: Charli Parcs
2.10 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
Tuesday’s Supreme Novice’s Hurdle victory of Labaik makes the form MICK JAZZ showed when chasing him home in November look much better and he has not gone backwards since. His mark of 143 is very fair. Wait For Me is far better than he showed in the Betfair Hurdle last time and has claims. Ivanovich Gorbatov may not have many secrets but this is a much easier grade. Winter Escape had smart form last year and looks to have been saved.
Marlborough's tip: Mick Jazz
Marcus Armytage's tip: Mick Jazz
Charlie Brooks's tip: North Hill Harvey
2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
CONSTANTINE BAY may be the answer to a tight race. He fought hard to win at Doncaster in what was a real stamina test and will have learned plenty. Wholestone loves a scrap and is proven on the course. Death Duty has already won a Grade One and arrives with a big reputation. If he stays he will be a tough rival.
Marlborough's tip: Constantine Bay
Marcus Armytage's tip: Monalee
Charlie Brooks's tip: Wholestone
3.30 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase
It looks perfectly set for a new staying chasing star to appear on the scene and NATIVE RIVER fits that bill. His improvement has been commensurate with the tasks set him and he has answered every question. He may well have more in him yet as he has looked far from tired at the end of any of his races this term. There can be no doubt that stablemate Cue Card deserves to win a Gold Cup – whether last year, when he fell three out, was his year remains to be seen. Djakadam appears vulnerable to improvers such as Outlander, who is preferred.
Marlborough's tip: Native River (nap)
Marcus Armytage's tip: Sizing John (nap)
Charlie Brooks's tip: Native River
4.10 St James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase
ON THE FRINGE attempts a unique hat-trick in this event and must have a realistic chance of completing the task. Certainly, there seems to have been plenty of confidence behind him this week. The home team are headed by Ask The Weatherman, a smart point-to-pointer, who won a Wincanton hunte rchase easily last time. Grand Vision, Black Thunder and Paint The Clouds will ensure their presence is felt.
Marlborough's tip: On The Fringe
Marcus Armytage's tip: On The Fringe
Charlie Brooks's tip: On The Fringe
4.50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
RUNFORDAVE has a touch of class and fits the profile of recent winners in that he is unexposed and comes here on a high. Coo Star Sivola knows how to battle and should be suited by the demands of this event; he acts on the course. Verni, Battleford and Rather Be all look fairly treated.
Marlborough's tip: Runfordave
Marcus Armytage's tip: Remiluc
Charlie Brooks's tip: Thomas Campbell
5.30 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase
LE PREZIEN ticks quite a few boxes and could outclass these rivals in what is traditionally a difficult contest. Theinval has been shrewdly campaigned and clearly the trainer would love to win the race named after his late father again. Rock The World, third a year ago, looks to have been aimed at this once more. Sizing Platinum and Calipto also have appeal.
Marlborough's tip: Le Prezien
Marcus Armytage's tip: The Game Change
Charlie Brooks's tip: Sizing Platinum
And tips for Friday's other race meetings
2.00 Sailors Warn
2.40 Master Jake
3.20 Hint Of Grey
4.00 G'day Aussie
4.40 Rear Admiral
5.15 Tara Mac
1.10 Little Kipling
1.45 Chelwood Gate
2.25 Here And Now
3.05 Sennockian Star
3.45 Bless Him
4.25 Mia Cara
5.45 Killermont Street
6.45 Rock On Rosie
7.15 Dream Ally
7.45 Oor Jock (nb)
8.15 Charismatic Man
8.45 Dove Mountain