Cheltenham Festival Tuesday Bets

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Day 1, Tuesday at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Tuesday represents the first day of the Festival and features the Champion Hurdle, the main race on the first day. This race is a grade one event ran over two miles, in recent years it’s been dominated by Irish runners.

Tuesday’s Racing Itinerary, Day 1

Other major races include The Arkle Trophy Challenge and the Supreme Novices Hurdle. The Arkle race is named after one of its most famous competitors, it’s a 2-mile race that requires excellent jumping technique along with a fast pace.

Tuesday’s order of races lines up like this –

1:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle

A very popular race amongst the punters that has been dominated in recent years by Willie Mullins, winning 3 races in the last 5 years. Last year’s, though, was won by Labaik, one of Gordon Elliott’s horses.

2:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy

A tough race, with many favourites struggling with the fences in recent years. This race can often result in good work from an outsider, so keep your mind open for this one.

2:50 Festival Handicap Chase

One of the most competitive races, on the first day, with a favourite being a tricky one to pick. Get this right and you should probably buy a few lottery tickets too.

3:30 Champion Hurdle

This race attracts the punters, with some great opportunities to grab favourable ante-post odds too. Get checking the form for this one.

4:10 David Nicholson Mares Hurdle

A race for the mares that in recent years was dominated by Willie Mullins until last year when Gordon Elliott had a winner. Will Willie win it back this year? Check back when the rest of the field is out and we’ll place a few tips for you here too.

4:50 National Hunt Chase

This popular steeple chase race usually results in a lot of backing for Jonjo O’Neill’s horses, as he’s managed several winners since 2002.

5:30 Novices Handicap Chase

This 17:30 race often produces a surprise winner, though SP’s are usually low. Since the race was introduced it has only been won by favourites on 2 separate occasions.

Check back a few days before the race for the official line up, and you can expect to find our tips too.

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Cheltenham Tips for Tuesday’s Champion Hurdles

Keep up to date with the latest betting tips for the first day by checking back here a few days before the start date. The weekend before we should have the full decks along with our insight and tips.

If you want further Cheltenham Festival insight, tips or details of what to expect on the day then check out our Cheltenham Festival page by just following the link. We’ve the full run down of what’s happening on Festival day on this page, you’ll find everything you need to know from parking to stand information. We’ll also list our favourites for each day there too, as well here. So, don’t forget to check back for all your Cheltenham Festival information.

Cheltenham Festival Days:

The Cheltenham Festival
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

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