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Buveur D'Air wins Champion Hurdle in style

Noel Fehily celebrates his winning ride on Buveur D'Air. Credit: PA

On the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, Buveur D'Air ran out a brilliant winner of the showpiece Champion Hurdle, powering clear in the hands of jockey Noel Fehily to beat stablemate My Tent Or Yours, who finished second for the third time.

Fehily said of his 5-1 winner: "Early on I felt I was doing too much and I thought it took me a while to get him switched off.

"He's just a very good horse. It's just fantastic. It was a great performance."

To watch highlights of the race, and for more Cheltenham updates, visit the ITV Racing website