Cheltenham Day 1 - Tuesday 10th March 2020

The first day of the Cheltenham Festival - known as Champion Day - traditionally takes place on a Tuesday, and is headlined by the Grade 1 Champion Hurdle. The other major races on the first day include the Grade 1 Arkle Trophy and the Grade 1 Supreme Novices' Hurdle. There are also some very good handicaps to take in, including the Festival Handicap Chase - which is always competitive.

We have all the latest betting information on the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 races, along with all the form guides and tips.

Cheltenham Festival Tuesday Racecards

The curtain-raiser of the Festival is the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the beginning of this two-mile Grade 1 contest always draws a huge cheer from the crowd - known as the "Cheltenham roar".

Second up is the Arkle, a Grade 1 novice chase over two miles. The winner of the Arkle regularly makes up into a key contender for the Queen Mother Champion Chase the following year.

Third on the card is the Ultima, a fiercely competitive handicap chase, run over three miles and a furlong.

The feature race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle, the first of five 'Championship' races during the week. A Grade 1 contest which hasn't been without drama in the last few years, with the Willie Mullins-trained pair of Annie Power (2015) and Benie Des Dieux (2019) falling at the last with the race at their mercy.

The Northern Trust is an ultra-competitive novices' handicap chase which has been won by some smart types since being introduced to the line-up in 2005.

Finally, the last race on day one of the Festival is the National Hunt Chase, run over three miles, seven and a half furlongs, its a real test of stamina, and requires a thorough stayer to win it.

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