Cheltenham Festival 2018: Champion Hurdle day – live!
There are grey skies over Cheltenham on the first morning of this year’s Festival, but without the threat of an imminent downpour that has been present for the last few days. The dry morning is far too late to make much difference to the ground on the Old course, however, which (like many of the racegoers) is likely to be looking a little the worse for wear by the time the last horse crosses the line in the Close Brothers Novice Handicap Chase at around 5.35pm. Heavy ground for the first day of the Festival. Who saw that coming a month ago?
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