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Supreme Novices HurdleAltiorwonAll odds
Arkle TrophyDouvanwonAll odds
Ultima Business Solutions Handicap ChaseUn Temps Pour ToutwonAll odds
Champion HurdleAnnie PowerwonAll odds
Mares HurdleVroum Vroum MagwonAll odds
National Hunt ChaseMinella RoccowonAll odds
CHAPS Novices Handicap ChaseBallyaltonwonAll odds

Tuesday's races - Expert guide

Champion Hurdle winning tips

"If you have one bet all week then it has to be Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle. He looks a cut above the opposition and he can't be opposed" (Faugheen powers to victory in 2015 at 4/5)

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Each year the Cheltenham Festival gets underway with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, a race greeted by the famous roar from the crowd that tells us that four days of exhilarating horse racing action has finally begun.

Raced at a distance just over two miles the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is run at a frantic pace and it almost always gets the Festival off to a bang.  A big field will tackle the race and some future stars of the hurdling and chasing world will be in action. 

The second race of the Festival, the Arkle is run over the demanding Cheltenham fences at a distance of two miles.  The ultimate test of speed and fluent jumping, it is almost always run at a frenetic pace and it almost always goes to one of the classiest horses in the race.

Then it is on to one of the most competitive races of the Festival, the Festival Handicap Chase is a war of attrition fought out by a huge field of experienced jumpers. 

The sort of race that is more than likely to throw up a big priced surprise, a victory here puts the winner in the picture for the Grand National the following month.  That was the case in 2007 when Joes Edge landed the Handicap at odds of 50/1 before being sent off favourite for the Aintree showpiece.

However, the highlight of the first day’s racing at the Festival is the Champion Hurdle, the Grade one showpiece run over two miles that often confirms who is the champion of the hurdling division. The race has been won by some sensational horses in recent years and this year's line up looks to be another jaw-dropping renewal.

Also on the card, Willie Mullins will be bidding for Mares' Hurdle success, a number of future Grand National contenders will line up in the National Hunt Chase and the day finishes with an ultra-competitive renewal of the Novices' Handicap Chase.

Faugheen and Ruby Walsh win the Champion Hurdle.

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Tuesday 15th March race card

The Cheltenham Festival is one of sport’s most enthralling extravaganzas and in 2016 the nation will once again be swept by horse racing fever as gamblers and racing fanatics prepare to embark on an unrivalled path of excitement.

With four Grade One contests in store punters will be looking forward to sinking their teeth into the Supreme Novices' Hurdle, Champion Hurdle, Arkle Trophy and Mares' Hurdle and there are also ultra-competitive renewals of the Festival Handicap Chase, National Hunt Chase and Novices' Handicap Chase to look forward to.

Our tipsters have been working overtime to make sure that it is another bookie-bashing week for our readers and after a number of profitable Festival’s on their impressive CVs, they really are some of the best tipsters in the business. 

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