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ITV Racing: Cheltenham Festival

  • Episode: 

    1 of 4

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 13 Mar 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    1.00pm - 4.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 11 2018 : Sat 10 Mar - Fri 16 Mar
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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ITV Racing: Cheltenham Festival
 
Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani present live coverage of the opening day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. The feature race today is the Champion Hurdle (3.30pm), in which last year's winner - Buveur D'Air - is a warm favourite to win once again. Chief supporting races include the traditional curtain raiser to the meeting, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle (1.30pm), the Arkle Novices' Chase (2.10pm), a fiercely competitive 3m Handicap Chase (2.50pm) and the Grade 1 Mares' Hurdle (4.10pm).
 
Analysis comes from Sir AP McCoy, Mick FitzGerald and Luke Harvey, reporting is by Matt Chapman, Brian Gleeson, Oli Bell and Alice Plunkett, commentary comes from Richard Hoiles and contributions are by Brough Scott and Lucy Verasamy.
 
1.30 – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
2.10 – The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Steeple Chase
2.50 – The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
3.30 – The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
4.10 – The Olbg Mares’ Hurdle Race