The second race on Day Three of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival is the Pertemps Network Final, with this race having formed part of the meeting since 1974 and it’s one of the furthest races with it spanning over three miles.

Phoenix Way is among the favourites to land the spoils, with the Harry Fry-trained charge having recently returned to the track after an enormous break and he was able to win at Huntingdon.

The seven-year-old is owned by JP McManus, with the horse obliging over three miles and a furlong on soft ground which bodes well for Cheltenham considering that the ground is likely to be on the soft side come March.

The Storyteller is a more experienced runner and the horse is trained by Gordon Elliott who has landed victory in the Pertemps over the past couple of years. He saddled Delta Work to a win in 2018 before doing the same with Sire Du Berlais and his latest hope has to stand a chance.

The horse ran in the Ryanair Chase a year ago and was pulled up although he scored a victory at Clonmel in December before a creditable performance at Leopardstown which was a qualifier for this race.

Last year’s winner Sire Du Berlais could be in the race bidding for a double and it’s often the case that we get horses for courses, with the horse having enjoyed a successful prep run for the Festival when finishing fourth in a race at Warwick and outrunning his odds of 16/1.

Tout Est Permis could be an interesting runner and the Noel Meade-trained charge recently finished in the frame in a Grade B race in Ireland, while Skandiburg and Ronald Pump other horses to watch.