The Cheltenham Festival has finally arrived with four days of action-packed racing to get stuck into, culminating in the eagerly-anticipated Gold Cup.
- Who to back, which horse to avoid and the jockeys to look out for?
- Despite high-profile absentees anticipation for this year's festival is at fever pitch
- Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack ruled out with 'slight tendon tear'
Follow all the live action from today's races and stay tuned as we bring you the latest tips and odds.
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Tuesday - Champion Day:
1.30 Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
2.10 Racing Post Arkle Steeple Chase
2.50 Baylis & Harding Handicap Chase
3.30 Stan James Champion Hurdle
4.10 Mares’ Hurdle
4.50 National Hunt Chase
5.30 Close Brothers H’cap Chase
Our big-race predictions:
Champion Hurdle – Brain Power
The forecast good ground will see this progressive horse make the most of a weak renewal.
RSA Chase – Whisper
With reasons to swerve those at the front of the market, this chaser’s Cheltenham record will serve as invaluable experience.
JLT Novices’ Chase – Disko
This grey can pile on the pressure from the front, and jump his rivals into submission.
Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup - Cue Card
Heart over head for what would surely be the perfect end to a brilliant career.Reuse content