If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the first day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival then you’ve come to the right place. Welcome, friend!
You’ll find all you need to know about the opening day of the mega meeting including the racecard, tips and best bets, how to live stream all the action as well as details of the ITV Racing schedule.
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The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle kicks off proceedings and the famous Cheltenham roar will signal the start of proceedings. Facile Vega is on a recovery mission after flopping at last month’s Dublin Racing Festival and last season’s Champion Bumper hero reopposes stablemate Il Etait Temps.
A proper British v Irish contest forms the second race on the card as Jonbon faces El Fabiolo in the Arkle Chase before the first big-field handicap of the meeting.
Constitution Hill, the most exciting horse in training, lines up in the feature race on the opening day, the Champion Hurdle, as he takes on fresh opposition in the form of State Man.
Honeysuckle’s last dance at the Cheltenham Festival comes in the red-hot Mares’ Hurdle after connections opted against a crack at a third consecutive Champion Hurdle. Henry de Bromhead’s stable star should receive a massive reception from the crowd in what is set to be her final career appearance on the track.
There is another race for each-way punters courtesy of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle before the afternoon’s action is rounded off with the National Hunt Chase.
The latest Cheltenham Festival odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key information about day one is below.
Cheltenham Festival Racecard
Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Cheltenham Festival schedule.
The following seven races take place at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 14:
1:30: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
2:10: Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)
2:50: Ultima Handicap Chase (Premier Handicap)
3:30: Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
4:10: Mares’ Hurdle (Grade 1)
4:50: Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Premier Handicap)
5:30: National Hunt Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys’ Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)
Cheltenham Festival Tips
Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, the most successful jockey in the history of the Cheltenham Festival. We’ve also got exclusive columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman, former jockey Mick Fitzgerald and shrewd tipster Rory Delargy.
- Our ultimate Cheltenham Cheat Sheet for all seven races on day one
- Ruby Walsh’s Cheltenham Cheat Sheet for day one of the Festival
- Mick Fitzgerald’s best Cheltenham tips for day one of the meeting
- ITV Racing pundit Matt Chapman’s Cheltenham tips for day one of the Festival
Cheltenham Festival Live Stream
You can live stream every single race at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.
Just head to paddypower.com or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.
Cheltenham Festival TV Schedule
Paddy’s pals at ITV Racing bring you live coverage of the first five races on Tuesday’s racecard at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival from 1pm on ITV1 and Virgin Media One.
An extended 90-minute edition of the The Opening Show builds the hype from 8:30am on ITV4.
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