It's time for be to bring things to a halt on this blog and thank you for joining me today. I hope your day has been as profitable as Colin Tizzard's!
What a day. It almost goes without saying that Ultragold snatches victory from the jaws of defeat after a bad blunder two out and rallies to deny the big-screen-watching Parsnip Pete.
They're off for the final race of the day now, in which Ultragold is bidding to give the stable yet another victory!
It's so hard not to like Colin Tizzard and celebrate his amazing recent success with him.
I'm going to pop down to the winner's enclosure and see what the big players have got to say about it all.
A very popular winner with the crowd. And a very well-backed one too. This Tizzard chap is going to have a right good go at the trainers' championship title this year.
6th is Vyta Du Roc
Carole's Destrier absolutely flew up the run-in but it wasn't quite enough. Agony for Value Bet backers.
1st Native River 7/2F 2nd Carole's Destrier 3rd Double Ross 4th Hadrian's Approach 5th Blaklion 6th to follow
Native River holds on by a neck from the flying runner-up
Native River from the staying-on Carole's Destrier
NAtive River challengng and GOES ON!
Double Ross in front two out
Blaklion staying on
Double Ross just in front
Native River and Double Ross battling it out for the lead heading for 4 out
Heading down the back straight and over the ditch, it's still Native River, Coologue and Double Ross.
Favourite Native River is disputing the lead with Coologue as they come out of the back straight. Long way to go yet.
Saphir Du Rheu unseats his rider at the fourth fence.
Who will be pocketing £113,900 for the first prize this year?
They're gathered at the start for the last Hennessy. A sad day, but let's hope for a happy result.
Native River very solid in the betting. Keeping faith in Colin has paid well so far today, so you can see the logic.
Here's what I've heard so far. It's good ground, which is good news for Holywell, but the betting doesn't like him. Theatre Guide has had his wind done and Colin Tizzard really thinks he's got a better chance than Native River, although that's not what he told the crowd earlier on when interviewed. Aubusson is fancied by his trainer, Jane Williams, although he'd have been happier if the ground was almost unraceable. NTD fancies Blaklion to go really well and he's another for whom the drying ground is no negative. Carole's Destrier is at fit as his trainer can get him. That is all.
Don't forget if you're looking to place a bet, Sky Bet are the only firm paying out on SIX PLACED HORSES (one-fifth the odds).
Here we go then - it's Hennessy time. I've now heard tips for at least a dozen horses.
Irving wins the race for the second time. He was pretty much the first of the main contenders under pressure but kept grinding it out. Let's hope Petit Mouchoir is all right after her tumble three out when she was right in the firing line.
Photo-finish for the Fighting Fifth between Irving and Apple's Jade
And now Alan King's eyes move to the big screen at the back of the winner's enclosure as another of his very smart hurdlers (along with Gibralfaro and Who Dares Wins) lines up in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle. Last season's King juveniles looked a fair crop then and they don't look any worse now!
And as for Omessa Has, THEY KNEW! (Copyright - John McCririck)
Alan King had to settle for second aboard Gibralfaro in the previous race but he's in the winner's enclosure now as Who Dares Wins defies top-weight in the Gerry Feilden.
She was as short as 5/2 tonight and is a 9/2 chance as the tapes go up. What do the bookies know?
Okay, one race to go before the big Henn. An interesting clutch of young hurdlers in the GF. The market confidence in Omessa Has seems to have evaporated before the off though.
Greys do that to people, don't they?
Johnson, incidentally, says he is "very hopeful" for the chances of Native River. But, then, he couldn't say anything else, could he?
Winning jockey Richard Johnson reports: "The ground has definitely dried out a little bit again from yesterday." Food for thought as we're less than an hour from the Hennessy.
A big crowd on the winner's podium for the presentation to connections of Onefitzall - these are the days upon which the success of racing clubs like Mick Fitzgerald's are founded.
A well-refreshed lady with a posh voice has just come into the press room looking - rather loudly and over-energetically - for a tip for the next race. It's not possible to put into words the lack of interest shown in her by the 40 or so sweaty men sat hunched over laptops that she found. I feel a bit sorry for her. If she was looking for banter, she'd just come to the wrong place.
There's a man on the press room balcony stood shaking his head, some three minutes after the end of the race. I don't know him but I feel for him. We've all been there.
Onefitzall shows that he does have a decent engine and, despite being one of the first to come under pressure, pulls out enough to hold off the challenge of Gibralfaro.
There we go.
Robinshill and Beast Of Burden cut out a fairly sedate early gallop.
And they're off!
Mind you, there's a tasty £35,000 up for grabs here.
They're at the post for the next race, which is not the Gerry Feilden. That's the 2.40. Sorry Feilden fans.
This is neat, isn't it?
Onwards to the Gerry Feilden... sorry, the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle. I've had a bet here on Onefitzall who I thought showed he had a decent engine first time up at Carlisle. If he can jump a bit better, he'll nearly win this.
Even as Tom George is stood on the podium collecting his winner's trophy, the stewards are calling for him to come to the weighing room. Don't these people have any sense of timing?