With the Jumps season heading into its final few weeks, the home of National Hunt racing offers up two more days of racing in the April Meeting.
The Silver Trophy Handicap Chase heads the opening day’s action, with nine runners contesting the Grade 2 contest.
Action kickstarts at 1:30pm and concludes at 5:00pm on both days of the fixture.
Henry Oliver’s The Big Bite sits at the top of the market after producing a strong effort in the Greatwood Gold Cup last month, finishing third behind Umbrigado and Killer Clown.
Paddy Power Gold Cup winner Coole Cody will be looking to continue his good form at Prestbury Park, while Romain De Senam is aiming to land a maiden success at Cheltenham on his ninth attempt.
Richard Rowe’s Up The Straight makes the step back up to Graded company while Benatar will be hoping to build on his third-place finish in the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup in December.
Manofthemountain plunges into a Graded contest for the first time, while Magic Saint aims to give Paul Nichols his fifth success in the contest.
Pym and Two Taffs complete the field, making a return to Cheltenham after their respective runs at the Festival last month.
Olly Murphy’s Eaglehill is aiming for a first career hat-trick as the seven-year-old heads a field of eight runners in the Arkells Brewery Nicholson Holman Handicap Chase.
The JP McManus-owned gelding has shown his promise and versatility in his last two outings, but he faces tough competition in Fergal O’Brien’s Oski and Gary Moore’s Benevolentdictator.
A wide-open contest lies in wait in the Kingston Stud Handicap Hurdle, with EBF Novices’ Handicap Hurdle Final winner Beauport heading the betting for Nigel Twiston-Davies.
Nicky Henderson’s Global Society is searching for his first victory since January 2020, while the in-form Captain Tom Cat won a large-field handicap at Prestbury Park in October for Dr Richard Newland.
Born Survivor will be hoping to follow his success at Stratford two weeks ago with victory in the Weatherite Handicap Chase.
But Dan Skelton’s 10-year-old faces a tough challenge in veteran chaser Singlefarmpayment, who ended a four and a half year wait for success at Ascot in late March.
Five go to post in the Join Racing TV Now Novices’ Hurdle, with Faivoir returning to the Gloucestershire course after winning a maiden event back in October.
Improving sort Tamar Bridge and Coral Cup contender Witness Protection looks the biggest threat to Dan Skelton’s novice.
Ask Dillion will be hoping to improve further after claiming a promising sixth in the Pertemps Final last month, with Fergal O’Brien’s youngster carrying top weight in the Jockey Club Cheltenham And SW Syndicate Handicap Hurdle.
O’Brien also holds the favourite in the closing race on the card, which sees a welcome return to conditional and amateur jockeys at Prestbury Park.
A superb day of racing lies in wait in Gloucestershire.