Longford businessman Philip Reynolds gunning for Cheltenham glory

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Longford businessman Philip Reynolds gunning for Cheltenham glory

Philip Reynolds will be hoping to return to the Cheltenham winner's enclosure later today.

The bookies may have secured the upper hand over punters during the first two days of the Cheltenham festival, but Longford businessman Philip Reynolds will be hoping to change all of that this afternoon.

The son of the late Taoiseach Albert Reynolds has two runners taking to the famous Prestbury Park venue on what is the third day of the famous racing festival.

At 2:10pm Mr Reynolds' six-year-old Presenting Percy takes on 23 other hopefuls in the Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle.

The Pat Kelly trained bay gelding doesn't appear to be without a chance either with experienced jockey Davy Russell aboard.

It's a booking which has also attracted the attention of bookmakers with some firms offering odds of around 10/1.

Mr Reynolds similarly has sound chances in the concluding race, courtesy of Mall Dini.

Ridden by Katie Walsh, Mall Dini's undoubted career highlight came at last year's corresponding festival when landing the Pertemps Final by three quarters of a length from the Paul Nicholls trained Arpege D'Alene.

Those credentials have certainly not gone unnoticed with a number of bookmakers placing the seven-year-old as third favourite with an early price of around 8/1.