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The Tuesday of the Cheltenham Festival is essentially the most anticipated day within the leap racing calendar, as months of preparation and conjecture lastly come to a head.

The massive race of the day, the Champions Hurdle, has sadly misplaced a key participant in Constitution Hill however there are nonetheless loads of stars able to mild up the opening day of the assembly.

When is the primary day of the Cheltenham Festival?

The assembly begins on Tuesday, March 12. With first of seven races is off at 1.30pm

How can I watch the Cheltenham Festival?

The first 5 races of every day of the assembly can be broadcast dwell free-to-air on ITV1 and on streaming through ITVX. For protection of your entire card, together with the ultimate two races of every, Racing TV is the place to go.

What races are on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival?

1.30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
Best wager: Slade Steel

2.10: Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
Best wager: Gaelic Warrior

2.50: Ultima Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
Best wager: The Goffer

3.30: Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
Best wager: Irish Point e/w

4.10: Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
Best wager: Telmesomethinggirl

4.50: Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
Best wager: Ose Leave

5.30: National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)
Best wager: Salvador Ziggy

What is the climate forcast?

There is the opportunity of a number of showers on the opening day of the assembly however these ought to mild and sporadic. The temperature will stand up to a most of 12C.

Cheltenham Festival day 1 ideas

Marcus Armytage finest wager

Mr Vango (National Hunt Chase, 5.30): Won the Devon National by 60 lengths on his final begin, undoubtedly stays the journey. Any chinks within the stamina of the nice Irish horses, he’ll discover them out. His coach died final week – it’s written within the stars.

Telegraph Sport finest wager

Slade Steel (Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, 1.30): The opening two races of the assembly are extensive open and are attractive punting propsitions with big-names on the head of each markets not working. Gaelic Warrior is temping within the Arkle however Slade Steel seems a tatsy worth for the opening race of the assembly – the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

He has solely been crushed twice below guidelines, on each occassions by Ballyburn – the red-hot favorite for the Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle on Wednesday. He was seven lengths behind Ballyburn at Leopardstown final month and that might be ok type to win this race, with others all having inquiries to reply.

At round 7/1, he’s a superb each-way wager to start out the assembly.