For those who bet on Cheltenham, they know that the Triumph Hurdle signals the start of the final day.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup takes centre stage on the day but the Triumph is always a fascinating opener.
This is also the first chance punters have to place Cheltenham free bets on the final day.
Punters also see the race as a psychologically important race for them, a win here means a good start to the final day.
Jockeys and trainers will also be hoping for a confidence boosting winner ahead of the Gold Cup.
Zanahiyr has been described as a horse who does nothing at home, and when you look at what he does on course, you can certainly make a case for him only doing just enough to get the win in the bag.
That is not always a bad thing, it means we have no idea how good he is and how much there is still left to come from him.
We are talking about young horses here, and most will have more to come, but we like the combination of proven form on the track and potentially more to come from Zanahiyr.
Stable mate Quilixios and British challenger Tritonic have staked their claim for this race, but we are more than happy to stick with Zanahiyr.
This race appeared to be there for the Irish to take until very recently when Tritonic burst onto the scene with a great win at Kempton. He’s only ran twice over hurdles in January and February, so who knows what else is to come from this horse.
He’s the 9/4 join favourite with Zanahiyr, while Quilixios is the 11/2 third favourite for the race.
This is where the majority of the focus is, everyone else is at double figures but one horse to mention here is certainly Adagio who is 10/1 and will more than likely attract a lot of each way interest from punters.
*Odds correct at time of writing