The J-L-T Novices’ Chase gets the day’s action underway at 1.30. Meanwhile, there are a couple of St Patrick’s Day meetings here at home this afternoon. The first of seven races at Wexford is off at 2.20. They get underway half an hour earlier at Down Royal. Ruby will be on board odds-on favourite Vautour in the Ryanair Chase. The Colin Tizzard-trained ‘Thistlecrack’ heads the betting for the World Hurdle this afternoon. The 8-year old won over the same distance at Prestbury Park at the end of January.