Cheltenham Festival 2018: Day one preview and betting tips for Champion Hurdle, Supreme Novice Hurdle and Arkle


Cheltenham Festival 2018 day one tips

Want to know what to look out for on day one of the Cheltenham Festival? Then keep it talkSPORT throughout the week as we bring you an in-depth guide of all things racing.

Lee McKenzie and Tanya Stevenson of The Racing Club (Saturday 8am-9am on talkSPORT2) and The Racing Post’s Lee Mottershead joined Russ Hargreaves on Sportsday on talkSPORT2 on Tuesday morning with their tips and opinions ahead of day one.

They also discussed the chances of Faugheen overcoming the red-hot Champion Hurdle favourite Buveur D’air and gave their views on the Supreme Novice Hurdle and the Arkle.


Rupert Bell:
Supreme – Summerville Boy
Arkle – Foot Pad
Champion Hurdle – John Constable

Lee McKenzie:
Arkle – Saint Calvados 
Champion Hurdle – Wicklow Brave

Tanya Stevenson:
Arkle – Saint Calvados
National Hunt Chase – Rathvinden

Emmet Kennedy (Irish Racing Expert):
Arkle – Foot Pad
Champion Hurdle – Faugheen 

Tanya’s Long Shots:
Supreme – First Flow
Champion Hurdle – John Constable
Close Brothers – Le Rocher

Live races on talkSPORT and talkSPORT2

13:30: Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 2m ½f (full comms on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2) 

14:10: Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase 2m (full comms on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2) 

14:50: Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 1f (full comms on talkSPORT 2) 

15:30: Unibet Champion Hurdle 2m ½f (full comms on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2) 

16:10: OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race 2m 4f (full comms on talkSPORT 2) 

And you can hear a preview of the day’s racing at 9.15am on talkSPORT2 every day during Cheltenham Festival week.

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