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Cheltenham Day 1 - Tuesday 15th March 2022

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.

In the second half of the afternoon, the Mares' Hurdle will be the fifth race of the afternoon, while the Fred Winter and National Hunt Chase conclude a sparkling opening day of top quality Jumps at Prestbury Park.

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