Success has come more consistently for Martin Pipe and Tony McCoy. The former is now level with Vincent O'Brien on 23 Festival winners following the win for Hors La Loi III in the opener. Only Tom Dreaper on 26 stands ahead of him. For McCoy it was a fourth consecutive Festival win. Hors La Loi III was priced at 7-1 by Ladbrokes for next year's Champion Hurdle.
The crowd of 46,470 was a record for the opening day.
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