Key betting news, going updates and non-runners
After the staying chasers served up a treat for viewers on Wednesday, on Thursday it is the turn of the three-mile hurdlers to dazzle.
Stayers' Hurdle winner Nichols Canyon goes for the Cheltenham-Punchestown double, but is challenged by the JP McManus pincer movement of Unowotimeanharry and Sutton Place, the latter trained by Gordon Elliott. Lil Rockerfeller is also out to avenge his Cheltenham defeat.
Thursday's other Grade 1 is the Ryanair Novice Chase. McManus again holds a strong hand, notably with Great Field who has not been long with Willie Mullins.
There is also the La Touche Cup, in which last year's runner-up Cantlow is odds on to go one better in a field of eight. He is yet another leading Punchestown hope for JP McManus on Thursday.
Punchestown Good to yielding (good to firm on cross-country)
Taunton Good to firm, good in places
Beverley Good to firm, good in places
Market Rasen Good, good to soft in places
Today's key races
Perth 4.10 All New Discovery River Tay Handicap Chase
Punchestown 4.55 Friends First Cross Country Chase for the La Touche Cup
Punchestown 5.30 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle
Punchestown 6.40 Ryanair Novice Chase
Taunton 2.55 Spanish Queen
Chelmsford 6.30 Old Fashioned
Chelmsford 8.45 Quandary Peak; Indian Dandy
Key market movers
Punchestown 6.40 Townshend 11-1 (from 33s)
Punchestown 6.40 Ordinary World 8-1 (from 16s)
Punchestown 7.15 Good Thyne Tara 11-2 (from 7-1)