15-2 the field in the Coral Cup. The bookmakers have been on top on day two so far, and this gives them a chance to consolidate their hods before the frenzy of the two-miler begins.
Plenty of cash for Blazer, 9-1 now from 14-1
A manic bunch finish to this manic race, with Davy Russell bringing Diamond King through to lead at the last and then driving him out on the hill to hold off the finish of Long House Hall, with long-time prominent runner Ubak a gallant third. Blazer plugged on gamely to finish fourth.
And this fella, of course
Tense much? This race has more about it than the Champion Hurdle yesterday. There's a definite edge in the air, there's a lot on the line here.
There's certain to be a fast pace in this race - Special Tiara likes to front-run, Un De Sceaux will be up there, which it makes it all the more important that the fences are taken cleanly. Anyone remember poor Latalomne?
He's back. Man alive, he's back. Someone give NJ Henderson a handkerchief. Pass it round. What a horse, what a horse, what a great horse.
"It's nice to have everybody on your side," says Nicky. Nico raises his arms on the walkway, the horse is getting a standing ovation. This is the result we wanted.
Wait until he gets into the winner's enclosure. I hope they've bolted that crescent walkway together properly.
After you with the handkerchief, Nicky . . .
"It was a winner for racing," says Willie Mullins, as the Sacre goes on a lap of honour around the parade ring. Great loser for such a great winner, that Mr Mullins.
The tedious statistician in my soul would like it to be known that Sprinter Sacre has now won more than £1 million in win and place prize-money. That's enough from you, you boring bastard.
According to my personal assistant, the Coral website has crashed. Come on lads, there's money to be won
NO MORE HEROES IS STILL ALIVE, ACCORDING TO CHANNEL 4. And where there's life . . .
Balthazar King has fallen, but he's up and following the field
Balthazar King was perfectly fine after his fall . . . walking around with his paddock sheet on and ears pricked.
Breathe, then, and move on. Here comes the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, another race in which a pin is probably as reliable as any point of view.
Jaleo, one of the market movers earlier today (obviously earlier, couldn't be later, could it), is still the subject of heavy support. You're lucky to get 9-1 now . . .
Diego Du Charmil steady at 6-1 to get Paul Nicholls off the mark this week. Jaleo second favourite now.
Sprinter Sacre, the Comeback Kid, is 6-1 to win the Champion Chase next season with ABP firm BetVictor. Douvan is 4-5 favourite.