Thousands collect for first day at Cheltenham competition
The Cheltenham Festival is again for 2023 with an exciting week of racing lined up within the Cotswolds for what is named ‘The Greatest Show on Turf’, as racegoers descend on the enduring course.
The Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup bookend the four-day assembly as maybe the 2 highest-profile Grade 1 races, with Constitution Hill triumphing within the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday, exhibiting his class to win at a canter after beginning because the overwhelming, heavily-backed favorite.
Meanwhile, Rachael Blackmore returns to Cheltenham trying to create extra historical past after an astounding win to retain the Gold Cup in 2022 –a victory that helped the Irish trainers triumph handily over their British counterparts to simply land the celebrated Prestbury Cup, with a mighty 18 wins in comparison with simply 10 for the house horses.
The competition offers a large £274m increase to the native financial system, a research from the University of Gloucestershire has discovered, and whereas organisers will likely be hoping the rain holds off, it guarantees to be an thrilling week of racing regardless.
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Cheltenham Day 2: who’re the favourites?
With simply over two hours till as we speak’s racing begins, it might be helpful to remind you of the favourites for every of as we speak’s races (odds through Betfair).
Racing begins at 1.30pm as we speak with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle. Impaire et Passe is favorite there at 2/1.
For the Brown Advisory Novices Chase at 2.10pm, the 8/5 favorite is Gerri Colombe.
Next up is the Coral Cup at 2.50pm, the place Captain Conby is tipped at 9/1.
Then we’ve the largest race of the day, the Champion Chase at 3.30pm. Energumene is favorite right here at 7/5.
Delta Work is available in at 7/5 for the 4.10 Cross Country Chase, whereas each Dinoblue at 11/2 for the Grand Annual Handicap Chaseat 4.50pm.
Ladies’ Day involves an finish with the Champion Bumper at 5.30pm, the place A Dream to Share is at 9/2.
Chris Wilson15 March 2023 11:13
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