Cheltenham Festival 2021 guide: Race card, betting tips, TV channel, live stream for Supreme Novices' Hurdle day 1

THE Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday, March 16.

But the famous Cheltenham roar will be a bit quieter this year with no fans present – even though it will still be played on TV.

But that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some of the world's best horses battling it out at Prestbury Park.


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Here's all you need to know – with all racecards available here.

When is it?

Cheltenham Festival gets underway on Tuesday, March 16.

The action will all be shown live on ITV1 from 1pm to 4.30pm and they will be showing six of the seven races per day for the first time ever.

You can watch the final race on Racing TV or on a betting website if you have an account.

All odds below subject to change and correct at time of writing.

1.20 Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Who's the favourite?

Appreciate It 5-4. But you can back the horse for 50-1 here.

Who's the top outsider?

Irascible 16-1.

Key Fact: Ireland's Willie Mullins is the most successful trainer in this race. He trains the favourite.

1.55 Arkle Challenge Trophy

Who's the favourite?

Shishkin 1-2


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Who's the top outsider?

Captain Guinness 7-1

Key fact: A favourite hasn't won this race since Footpad in 2018.

2.30 Festival Handicap Chase

Who's the favourite?

Happygolucky 7-2

Who's the top outsider?

Cepage 16-1

Key fact: Never give up in this race. AP McCoy delivered one of the best rides ever on Wichita Lineman in 2009, despite looking out of it.


3.05 Champion Hurdle

Who's the favourite?

Honeysuckle 9-4

Who's the top outsider?

Silver Streak 14-1

Key fact: This is the big race on day one and worth £337,500.

3.40 David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle

Who's the favourite?

Concertista 6-5

Who's the top outsider?

Great White Shark 16-1

Key fact: This is another race that Mullins has dominated. He saddles the big favourite.

4.05 Boodles Juvenile Hurdle

Who's the favourite?

Saint Sam and Houx Gris 9-2

Who's the top outsider?

Cabot Cliffs 10-1

Key fact: Cabot Cliffs is unbeaten this year and won his last race by 17 lengths.

4.50 National Hunt Chase

Who's the favourite?

Galvin 7-4

Who's the top outsider?

Escaria Ten 4-1

Key fact: Escaria Ten was trained by Gordon Elliott before his ban. The horse is now trained by Denise Foster.


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