It is Trials Day at Cheltenham this afternoon and the card couldn't be any better named as there are clues a plenty throughout the afternoon, with the Festival less than seven weeks away.

For me, and many National Hunt fans, there is nothing quite like those for days in March and today should give us a lot clearer picture on a few of the races to come.

The Argento Chase, due off at 2.35pm, could give some Gold Cup clues and the one for me that has the potential to, possibly, make up into a live contender for the blue ribbon event is Captain Chris.

Philip Hobbs charge, who won the Arkle last year at the Festival, was last seen finishing third behind Kauto Star and Long Run in the King George will, again, be ridden by Richard Johnson and he believes there is more to come, saying: "He feels very well in himself at home. We didn't feel he was horrendously bad at Kempton, but we just didn't feel he was as good as he can be.

"He didn't jump as fluently as he could do, and didn't travel quite as nicely as he can do.

"We're hoping if he can run to the King George form he'll run a big race.

"If there is a bit of improvement there, that would be great. I think we see the best of him in the spring.

"Obviously he needs to improve to beat Kauto Star and Long Run, but you'd like to think he's the one they've got to beat in the Argento."

One race that does look very clear at the Festival is the World Hurdle and Big Buck's will face five rivals as he bids for his 15th straight win in the Rewards4Racing Cleeve Hurdle, his prep race before his attempt at winning his fourth straight World Hurdle.

Yes he's going to be very short price this afternoon but some people have started calling him an equine cash machine!

The race I'm most looking forward to is the opener, the JCB Triumph Hurdle trial and I believe the winner of this year's Triumph is in the field.

Six runners face the starter but I think it revolves around two of them, Baby Mix and Grumeti.

Baby Mix, trained by Tom George, was so impressive when wining over course and distance last time out and jokey Paddy Brennan thinks he could be the real deal: "I'm not sure how good a race it was last time but I love this horse and think he will go the whole way to the top.

"He is a strong traveller with gears and I wouldn't swap him for anything in the country."

That he might be but Baby Mix does face a strong challenge with Grumeti who was cruising when falling two from home at Newbury recently.

Alan King has a strong team of juveniles and this one tops the list. What a race to get a quality days racing underway.