Cheltenham Day 1 Tips

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Day One of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival marks the start of the greatest show on Turf, with stellar Grade 1 races on Champion Day such as the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 13:20 and the Champion Hurdle. 

Experience the roar and get in on the thrill of Cheltenham with our expert tips for each of the Festival races taking place on Tuesday, 16th March 2021.

2021 Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Tips

We've covered all seven races on day one including our verdict on the 2021 Champion Hurdle. Follow our tips below.

Cheltenham Day 1 Tips 2021 (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday RacesTips / 2021 ResultWatch Replay
13:20Supreme Novices' HurdleResult: Appreciate It 8/11F
13:55Arkle Challenge TrophyWON: Shishkin to win 4/9
14:30Ultima Handicap ChaseResult: Vintage Clouds 28/1
15:05Champion HurdleWON: Honeysuckle to win 11/10
WON: Sharjah (EW) 11/1
15:40Mares' HurdleResult: Black Tears 11/1
16:15Boodles Handicap HurdleResult: Jeff Kidder 80/1
16:50National Hunt ChaseWON: Galvin to win

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Cheltenham Races Day 1 - Champion Day (Tuesday 16th March 2021)

  • Date Race Name Prize Money Distance Track

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Results & Winners (2021)

Cheltenham Day 1 RacesWinner2nd Place3rd PlaceWatch Replays
13:20 Supreme Novices' HurdleAppreciate It 8/11 FBallyadam 6/1For Pleasure 40/1
13:55 Arkle ChaseShishkin 4/9Eldorado Allen 33/1Captain Guinness 10/1
14:30 Handicap ChaseVintage Clouds 28/1Happygolucky 10/3Aye Right 11/2
15:05 Champion HurdleHoneysuckle 11/10FSharjah 11/1Epatante 4/1
15:40 Mares' HurdleBlack Tears 11/1Concertista 10/11 FRoksana 3/1
16:15 Boodles Handicap HurdleJeff Kidder 80/1Saint Sam 9/2Elham Valley 66/1
16:50 National Hunt ChaseGalvin 7/2Next Destination 3/1Escaria Ten 11/4

2020 Full Day 1 Results 

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Final Results (2020)

Cheltenham Day 1 RacesWinner2nd Place3rd PlaceWatch Replays
13:30 Supreme Novices' HurdleShishkin (6/1)Abacadabras (11/4 2nd Fav)Chantry House (15/2)
14:10 Arkle ChasePut The Kettle on (16/1)Fakir D'Oudairies (3/1 2nd Fav)Rouge Vif (9/1)
14:50 Handicap ChaseThe Conditional (15/2)Kildisart (10/1)Discorama (11/2 Jt Fav)
15:30 Champion HurdleEpatante (2/1 Fav)Sharjah (16/1)Darver Star (17/2)
16:10 Mares' HurdleHoneysuckle (9/4)Benie Des Dieux (4/6 F)Elfie (16/1)
16:50 Novices Handicap ChaseImperial Aura (4/1 Jt F)Galvin (4/1 Jt F)Hold The Note (10/1)
17:30 National Hunt ChaseRavenhill (12/1)Lord Du Mesnil (11/2 2nd F)Lamanver Pippin (33/1)

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 FAQs

When is the 2021 Cheltenham Festival going to be run?

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival starts at 13:20 on Tuesday, 16th March 2021, starting with the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, and finishes on Friday, 19th March 2021 after the Gold Cup.

How can I stream the races at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival?

There are many bookmakers that allow you to watch Cheltenham races live once you have placed a bet on it. We have a favourite betting site that we use, as they also stream pretty much every other sport in the world.

What is the first race on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival?

The Festival kicks off with the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at 13:20 on Tuesday, March 16th 2021. 

How loud is the Cheltenham Roar?

Ruby Walsh once said: "The Cheltenham roar is like nothing else in National Hunt racing. It's that bit louder. That bit more boisterous". In fact, the Cheltenham Roar is 119 decibels.