We've provided coverage and analysis of every race throughout 2020 Cheltenham Day 1. So, make sure you get your hands on the latest tips and expert betting advice available as the action kicks off.

Tuesday - Champions Day


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2020 Cheltenham Festival – Day 1

We have Cheltenham tips for every day of the 2020 Festival. With 28 races packed into four days, make sure you arm yourself with expert insight and advice before placing your bets. Here you’ll find our Cheltenham Day 1 tips with best bets on all seven races plus all the best Cheltenham free bet offers from the leading bookies.


Tuesday’s Results

1:30Supreme NovicesSee Result
2:10The ArkleSee Result
2:50Ultima Handicap ChaseSee Result
3:30Champion HurdleSee Result
4:10Mares’ HurdleSee Result
4:50Novices’ Handicap ChaseSee Result
5:30National Hunt CupSee Result

All Today’s Races:

1:30Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips2m 1/2fHurdle
2:10Arkle Chase Tips2mChase
2:50Ultima Handicap Chase Tips3m 1/2fChase
3:30Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Tips2m 1/2fHurdle
4:10Mares’ Hurdle Tips2m 4fHurdle
4:50Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase Tips4mChase
5:30 National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase Tips2m 4 1/2fChase

Tuesday – Champion Day

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Days, weeks and months of anticipation finally come to an end during the middle week of March, as the Cheltenham Festival finally gets underway. Day one at Prestbury Park is known as Champions Day, with four Grade One prizes set to be handed out in front of a raucous crowd of National Hunt Racing fans on Tuesday afternoon and we’ve got a host of Cheltenham Day 1 tips. 

We begin with two thrilling novice contests, starting with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, a two-mile contest with a particularly strong record of producing brilliant horses. The finest two-mile chasers of their generation will then fight it out in the Arkle Challenge Trophy – a race named after the greatest horse ever jump a fence, a three-time winner of the Gold Cup during the 1960s. 

Once the winner of the Ultima Handicap Chase has finished lapping up the applause in the parade ring, the runners in the first Championship race of the Festival take to the Prestbury Park turf. Only the finest hurdler will be good enough to claim Champion Hurdle glory in the Cheltenham day 1 tip 2020 group and join the likes of Hatton’s Grace, Persian War, and Istabraq – all three-time winners of the Champion Hurdle – on the illustrious roll of honour. Epatante is the bookies favourite for the prestigious race but our expert tipsters fancy the chances of Supasundae on Tuesday afternoon.

Mares then take center-stage in the Mares’ Hurdle, a race which Ireland’s top trainer, trainer Willie Mullins has dominated since it was added to the festivities in the mid-2000s – Benie Des Dieux is a hot favourite for the Mares’ Hurdle and is one of our popular Cheltenham tips for day 1, in what looks like a two-horse race with Honeysuckle. The historic National Hunt Chase follows with Carefully Selected being carefully selected as a clear favourite from the bookmakers – our tipsters fancy ASTERION FORLONGE to run it close, however.

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 tips

We provide complete coverage of all Cheltenham Day 1 races and indeed every race at this year’s festival. See who we’re backing tomorrow on our Cheltenham day 2 tips and Cheltenham Festival offers page with selections for every race on Ladies Day. Cheltenham Wednesday boasts seven amazing races, with the Champion Chase taking center stage.

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