Cheltenham results: All the winners on day one at Prestbury Park

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The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is underway with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at 13:30 kicking off this year’s bonanza. Willie Mullins’s Asterion Forlonge went off as favourite, with Abacadabras – the entry from Gordon Elliot’s yard narrowly second in the betting.

Colin Tizzard’s Fiddleontheroof was also fancied, going off third-favourite, followed by Shishkin and Chantry House.

In the Arkle at 14.10, Notebook went off favourite at 5/2 with Fakir D’oudairies narrowly behind. Brewin’upastorm and Cash Back were joint-third in the markets at around 6/1.

The Ultima at 14.50 looked well up for grabs from the start, with Discorama and Vinndication going off joint-favourite at 11/2. The Conditional rounded off the top three in the betting at 15/2.

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In the day’s feature race, the Champion Hurdle, at 15.30, Epatante went off as a big favourite.

Barry Geraghty’s ride went off at 2/1 with Cilaos Emery second in the market at 6/1.

Next up is the Mare’s Hurdle at 16.10. Benie Des Dieux overwhelmingly led the market at an odds-on 4/6. Henry de Bromhead’s Honeysuckle was the next most liked, going off at 9/4. Stormy Ireland was 9/1.

The 16.50 Novices’ Handicap Chase was another open field, with Espoir De Guye drifting out in the morning Imperial Aura and Galvin going off as joint-favourites at 4/1.

In the final race of the first day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, Carefully Selected went off as a very short favourite in the 17.30 National Hunt Chase.

RESULTS: 

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13.30pm – SUPREME NOVICES’ HURDLE

  1. Shishkin (6/1)
  2. Abracadabras (11/4)
  3. Chantry House 15/2)

14.10pm – RACING POST ARKLE CHALLENGE TROPHY NOVICES’ CHASE 

  1. Put The Kettle On (16/1)
  2. Fakir D’Oudairies (3/1)
  3. Rouge Vif (9/1)

14.50pm –  ULTIMA HANDICAP CHASE

  1. The Conditional (15/2)
  2. Kildisart (10/1)
  3. Discorama (11/2)
  4. Vinndication (11/2)
  5. Big River (20/1)

15.30pm – UNIBET CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY

  1. Epatante (2/1)
  2. Sharjah (16/1)
  3. Darver Star (17/2)
  4. Cilaos Emery (7/1)

16.10pm –  CLOSE BROTHERS MARES’ HURDLE

  1. Honeysuckle (9/4)
  2. Benie Des Dieux (4/6)
  3. Elfile (16/1)

16.50pm – NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY NOVICES’ HANDICAP CHASE 

  1. Imperial Aura (4/1)
  2. Galvin (4/1)
  3. Hold The Note (10/1)
  4. Whatmore (14/1)
  5. Beakstown (12/1)

17.30pm –  NATIONAL HUNT CHALLENGE CUP AMATEUR RIDERS’ NOVICES’ CHASE 

  1. Ravenhill (12/1)
  2. Lord Du Mesnil (11/2)
  3. Lamanver Pippin (33/1)
  4. Forza Milan (12/1)