Gary Moore is confident a return to Cheltenham will not be a problem for Sire De Grugy as he looks to justify favouritism in the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase on Wednesday.
With Nicky Henderson's reigning champion Sprinter Sacre the biggest absentee from this year's entire Festival after suffering a heart condition earlier this season, the two-mile chasing division has gone from being a one-horse show to a wide-open affair.
Willie Mullins has confirmed ante-post favourite Felix Yonger will be joined by stable companions Djakadam and Mozoltov in Thursday's JLT Novices' Chase at Cheltenham.
Felix Yonger has victories at Punchestown and Navan to his credit this season and filled the runner-up spot on his last two appearances at Limerick and Leopardstown.
For a short time last night, I fooled myself that I quite simply didn't fancy anything strongly and would focus my attention on Sedgefield today. Thankfully, I came to my senses and for better or for worse, we've gone full tilt today with a Cheltenham betting bonanza in the Tips Den. Here goes nothing...
Each day of the festival, GG.COM will be joined by some of the industry’s finest brainpower to bring punters the best information, selections and opinions. Its Champion Hurdle Day and our panelists are answering the key questions below as to what will happen on Day 1 of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival!