ASCOT racecourse stages its most valuable day of jump racing on Saturday, December 23, day two of the Christmas Racing Weekend, which offers £420,000 in prize money.

The three feature contests are the £150,000 Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle (a Grade Three contest staged over two miles), the £100,000 JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle (which carries G1 status and is run over an extended three miles) and the £100,000 Lavazza Silver Cup (a G3 handicap chase held over three miles).

There are 36 entries for the Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle, headed by Elgin (Alan King).

The five-year-old, who is owned by the Elite Racing Club, is seeking a hat-trick of wins in big-race handicap hurdles, having landed the Listed William Hill Handicap Hurdle over the course and distance on November 4 followed by the G3 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham on November 19.

The 13 entries for this year’s JLT Reve De Sivola Long Walk Hurdle include last year’s hero Unowhatimeanharry (Harry Fry) and Lil Rockerfeller (Neil King), runner-up in 2016 and successful last time out in the G2 Coral Ascot Hurdle.

Last year's winner Regal Encore is among 34 entries for the Lavazza Silver Cup. The nine-year-old ran a good race at Newbury on December 2 when third in the Ladbrokes Trophy.