Tuesday noticed the Competition get started with the going heavy, comfortable in puts, the hardest stipulations on day one at Cheltenham since 1982.
Alternatively, it was once temporarily drying with the snow of only some days previous changed by means of shiny sunshine every now and then, and the solar shone at the punters as favourites galore got here in.
Footpad, Coo Celebrity Sivola and Buveur D’Air, the closing of whom retain his Champion Hurdle crown regardless of a race-long tussle with Faugheen and a spirited end from the fast-closing Melon.
As of late, the Queen Mom Champion Chase would be the characteristic race – and there seems to be to be a three-way battle between Altior, Douvan and Min brewing.
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nine.30am: Excellent morning! Did you win cash the day gone by? If you happen to did not you have been doing one thing flawed. The Day by day Specific’ personal tipster The Scout (formally the most efficient within the nation, you realize) had 4 winners and a lot of punters picked up wins galore with favourites coming in thrice within the early races.
And there is not any reason why these days could not be identical, particularly with the bottom toning up. Here is clerk of the path Simon Claisse at the matter.
“We’ve had a dry night time. That hasn’t truly affected the going. It was once modified to comfortable, heavy in puts after race 5 the day gone by so at the chase, hurdle and cross-country [courses] we stay comfortable, heavy in puts however there’s a robust breeze blowing this morning.
“It is going to smartly be by the point we kick off at 1.30pm that we modify the bottom to comfortable all spherical however we’ll simply see how issues dry out. We’re forecast a dry afternoon.”