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Cheltenham Festival Friday 13 March 2015 race guide and tips

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Cheltenham Festival Friday 13 March 2015 race guide and tips


Friday 13th March – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.05 Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle (2m 1f)
2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m)
3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.00 Foxhunter Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)
4.40 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2m 4 1/2f)
5.15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase (2m 1/2f)

Roll on the 2015 Cheltenham Festival and a chance to watch the cream of the crop battle it out over four days of top-quality National Hunt action!

Our tipsters have started putting an antepost portfolio together and here is what we have got so far. You can also click on the below races to read an in-depth preview!

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival kicks off on Tuesday 10 March, with Day One boasting some excellent races including the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the Arkle Chase and Champion Hurdle.

The Champion Hurdle was won by Jezki twelve months ago, although the JP McManus horse has some tough opposition this year in the form of Faugheen, while The New One and Hurricane Fly are also being prepped to run big races, with the latter having obliged in this race three years ago.

Un De Sceaux is all the rage for the Arkle and Willie Mullins could yet have a magical Day One of the Festival, with Douvan favourite to win the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Annie Power heads the market for the Mares’ Hurdle despite recovering from injury.

The Gold Cup, however, has Silviniaco Conti as market leader after the Paul Nicholls horse won the King George on Boxing Day, although our tipster has decided to go for a couple of big-priced alternatives.