• There was an eerie feel to Thursday morning at Prestbury Park...
  • But who is that emerging from the mist?
  • Could it be this year's World Hurdle winner? Annie Power stretches her legs ahead of the big race.
  • The St Patrick's Day Derby had racegoers in the spirit...
  • Some punters turned their thoughts to an early treble
  • No prizes for guessing where this lady is from...
  • Three in a line at the final fence of the JLT Novices' Chase...
  • ...but it's Taquin De Seuil and Tony McCoy who come out on top
  • A racegoer cheers on his fancy...
  • Fingal Bay (right) just got up to win the Pertemps
  • Richard Johnson is able to celebrate his second winner of the week
  • Nicky Henderson finds a rare moment's peace on a busy day
  • Hidden Cyclone leads Dynaste over the final fence in the Ryanair Chase...
  • ...but the grey has his day in the sun and powers to victory
  • Tom Scudamore celebrates...
  • ...and continues to enjoy himself all the way back to the winners' enclosure
  • These ladies managed to back a winner...
  • Big Buck's parades ahead of the World Hurdle...
  • but while the former champion travelled well for a long way...
  • It was Annie Power and More Of That settled down to fight out the finish...
  • Annie Power battles on determinedly as More Of That swoops....
  • but Ruby Walsh has to accept his fate on Annie Power...
  • as More Of That relishes every yard of the three miles
  • More Of That still looks fresh after his World Hurdle victory
  • Another day...another Grade 1 for Barry Geraghty
  • ...and he literally has the whole world in his hands!
  • Winning owner J P McManus takes the applause at the presentation
  • Jonjo O'Neill enjoys the luck of the Irish
  • ...while it's a tough day at the office for Paul Nicholls
  • Ballyangour thunders away from Colour Squadron in the Byrne Group Plate
  • Tom Scudamore celebrates a double on the card
  • Indian Castle makes a blunder but Derek O'Connor clings on in the Kim Muir Chase
  • as Spring Heeled lands a morning gamble under Robbie McNamara
  • Robbie McNamara treats the crowd to a flying dismount
  • Vicky Laing rode Gifted Leader to victory in the closing charity race

Cheltenham Festival: Day 3

There was an eerie feel to Thursday morning at Prestbury Park...