Organisers can be hoping the rain holds off because the Cheltenham Festival returns in 2023.
It has been a disrupted racing season, with important chilly spells inflicting issues within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
While a scarcity of precipitation has triggered programs to run faster than normal, a weekend of welcome rain upfront of the Festival may impression upon the favourites.
For the followers able to pack the Cheltenham stands to the rafters, it is perhaps clever to carry an umbrella.
Here’s what the forecast seems like.
What is the forecast for the primary day of the Cheltenham Festival?
The runners and riders would possibly handle to keep away from forecast morning showers on the opening day of the 2023 Festival, with in a single day sleet prone to have cleared earlier than the racing begins. Forecasts counsel highs of about eight or 9 levels celsius, with the potential of some drizzle afterward within the day.
What is the going at Cheltenham?
The newest inspection on Monday 13 March has the official going as Soft on the Old Course, Soft, Good to Soft (in locations) on the New Course and Soft, Good to Soft (in locations) on the Cross Country Course.
Cheltenham Festival Day 1: Race schedule and newest odds
1:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle
Facile Vega 2/1
Marine Nationale 10/3
Impaire Et Pase 5/1
Il Etait Temps 6/1
Gaelic Warrior, Luccia 8/1
High Definition 11/1
Diverge, Hunters Yarn 14/1
Chasing Fire 16/1
Dark Raven, Doctor Bravo, Rare Edition 25/1
Colonel Harry, In Excess, Nemean Lion, Strong Leader 33/1
2:10 Arkle Chase
El Fabiolo, Jonbon 6/4
Dysart Dynamo 9/2
Saint Roi 8/1
Appreciate It, Banbridge 10/1
Final Orders 12/1
Sir Gerhard 14/1
Hallow Games 33/1
2:50 Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler, Into Overdrive 7/1
Oscar Elite, The Goffer, Threeunderthrufive 10/1
Beauport, Coeur Serein, Iron Bridge, Lord Accord, Monbeg Genius, Our Power, Remastered, Tea Clipper 14/1
Adamantly Chosen, Dunboyne, Next Destination, The Big Breakaway 16/1
Cloudy Glen, Empire Steel, Fanion D’estruval, I Am Maximus, Lifetime Ambition, Punitive 20/1
3:30 Champion Hurdle
Constitution Hill 1/3
State Man 11/4
Epatante, Honeysuckle 14/1
I Like To Move It 16/1
Echoes In Rain 20/1
Love Envoi 33/1
Sharjah, Zanahiyr 50/1
First Street, Pied Piper 66/1
Jason The Militant, Not So Sleepy 100/1
4:10 Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock 3/1
Brandy Love 11/2
Echoes In Rain, Love Envoi 6/1
Queens Brook 8/1
West Balboa 25/1
Anna Bunina 33/1
4:50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Byker, Nusret 5/1
Risk Belle 6/1
Perseus Way, Sir Allen 8/1
Bad, Common Practice, Punta Del Este 12/1
Bo Zenith, Cougar, Jazzy Matty, Metamorpheus, Morning Soldier, Samuel Space, Zanndabad 16/1
Afadil, Jolly Nellerie, Might Mo Missouri Pont Audemer, Shared, Thetys 20/1
5:30 National Hunt Chase
Gaillaerd Du Mesnil Evens
Mahler Mission, Ramillies 6/1
Chemicle Energy, Churchstonewarrior 7/1
Minella Crooner, Mister Coffey 8/1
City Chief 10/1
Fakiera, Frontal Assault, Gold Cup Bailly, Idas Boy 25/1
Iron Bridge, Jon Snow 33/1