So, at last we near appointed hour of Kauto Star v Denman III, the Cheltenham Gold Cup at 1520 GMT.
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As I walked into the course, I reckon there must have been more than 200 ticket touts, all looking to buy (and sell on later) for this sold-out day.
Plenty of punters are wearing scarves in the market leaders' colours with Kauto's purple and green with yellow spots more popular than the green and white of Denman.
There was a millimetre and a half of rain last night and the going is now rated as good.
Clerk of the course Simon Claisse said: "It's perfect jumping ground and all the horses should be suited by it. There is some rain forecast this afternoon.
"We have a strip round the track of eight or nine yards of fresh ground on the chase course that has not been used since March last year."
Ruby Walsh, who rides Kauto Star, is the only man to have ridden a winning favourite in 19 races so far at the 2010 Festival. He's had three - Quevaga, Sanctuaire and Big Buck's.
His friend and rival Tony McCoy is fit to ride despite a crashing fall, which caused a great deal of pain as he was kicked in the ribs and the face.
We've had an up and down week with selections - Albertas Run, one of the three for Thursday - obliged at 14-1.
Today, let's try four:
1330 Carlito Brigante
1405 Dee Ee Williams (E/W)
1440 Enterprise Park
1520 Calgary Bay (E/W without Kauto and Denman)