Cheltenham Festival Day One: Racecards, tips and latest results

The runners and riders ahead of an exciting first day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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One of the biggest weeks in the horse racing calendar has finally arrived as the eagerly-anticipated Cheltenham Festival gets underway.

There are so many big questions to be answered over the coming four days as over 280,000 spectactors are set to make their way to their famous old racecourse - and one of those major questions will be answered on day one when the unbeaten Constitution Hill looks to extend that unblemished record in the Champion Hurdle. A staggering performance to come home as winner by around 22 lengths in last year’s Supreme Novices Hurdle, the biggest threat to the 6-year-old could be the weather, with an unpredictable forecast meaning a soft ground is likely.

It is sure to be an action-packed day one as we get ready to hear that famous Cheltenham roar once again - so we are under starter’s orders, let’s take a look at the action taking place on Tuesday afternoon.

1.30: SkyBet Supreme Novices Hurdle RESULT (14 ran)

1st: Marine Nationale (9/2) 2nd: Facile Vega (9/4f) 3rd: Diverge (25/1)

2.10pm: Arkle Chase RESULT (9 ran)

1st: El Fabiolo (11/1f) 2nd: Jonbon (2/1) 3rd: Saint Roi (11/1)

2.30pm: Ultimata Handicap Chase RESULT (23 ran)

1st: Corach Rambler (6/1 jf) 2nd: Fastorslow (7/1) 3rd: Monbeg Genius (6/1jf) 4th: The Goffer (7/1)

3.30pm: Champion Hurdle RESULT (7 ran)

1st: Constitution Hill (4/11f) 2nd: State Man (7/2) 3rd: Zanahiyr (66/1)

4.10pm: Mares Hurdle RESULT (9 ran)

1st: Honeysuckle (9/4f) 2nd: Love Envoi (17/2) 3rd: Queen’s Brook (16/1)

1st: Jazzy Matty (18/1) 2nd: Byker (6/1) 3rd: Risk Belle (10/1) 4th: Sundial (18/1)

1st: Gaillard Du Mesnil (10/11f) 2nd: Chemical Energy (8/1) 3rd: Mister Coffey (11/1)