Cheltenham Festival 2023 LIVE: Day one latest updates and race results
The ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ is finally here as the biggest meeting of the jumps season kicks off at Prestbury Park. More than 250,000 people are expected to descend on the racecourse across four days, and many will be attending today to see Constitution Hill, a possible greatest horse of all time, in the feature race, the Champion Hurdle.
Further day one highlights include Honeysuckle, who won the Champion Hurdle last year but is today in the Mares’ Hurdle in what may be her swansong. The first of 28 races across the week is Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, in which Facile Vega and stablemate Il Etait Temps lead the betting market.
There remain question marks over the conditions in Gloucestershire after days of wind, rain and even snow in the build-up, but the weather forecast is kinder for the first day’s action and the going is ‘soft’. Follow all the action from Prestbury Park with our dedicated LIVE blog below!
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage as the Cheltenham Festival gets underway!
The ‘Greatest Show on Turf’ returns for the biggest week in the jump racing calendar, with the Champion Hurdle this afternoon’s feature race. Constitution Hill is an odds-on favourite in that one.
We’ll have all the latest updates, odds and tips ahead of the action getting underway, with the first race to come at 1:30pm GMT. Stay with us!