It’s that time of year again! The biggest week of the National Hunt season is under starters orders as thousands of horse racing fans make their annual pilgrimage to Prestbury Park in Gloucestershire.
The Cheltenham Festival gets underway this afternoon and as always you can make the most of every race from the highlight of the National Hunt calendar at bet365.
On the opening day, Nicky Henderson will be hoping that a switch back to the smaller obstacles will suit Buveur D’air in the Champion Hurdle, whilst 2016 Neptune runner-up Yanworth could get the week off to a flying start for Alan King and JP McManus if he continues his winning ways.
The Queen Mother Champion Chase on Ladies Day sees Willie Mullins’ superstar Douvan look to follow up his Supreme and Arkle wins and make it three from three at the Festival.
On St Patrick’s Thursday, last year’s Albert Bartlett winner Unowhatimeanharry searches for his ninth win on the bounce this time, in the Stayers’ Hurdle.
On Friday, Colin Tizzard looks to have a strong hand with the Hennessy Gold Cup and Welsh National winner Native River up against stablemate and two-time Festival winner Cue Card in the much sought after Gold Cup. Two time runner-up Djakadam will be looking to channel the spirit of The Fellow who took the 1994 Gold Cup after second placed finishes in the 1991 and 1992 editions of the race.
It promises to be a thrilling four days of action in the west country. The going is currently good to soft with no rain overnight, according to the Clerk of the Course Simon Claisse.
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