Cheltenham Day One: Our tipster gives his selections

It’s day one of the Cheltenham Festival, with plenty of Irish interest in today’s races.

All eyes will be on Douvan in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase and it will be interesting to see how Annie Power gets on in the Champion Hurdle after last year’s dramatic fall.

Tommy Lyons of the Irish Examiner gave us his tips for all today’s races.

1.30pm SKY BET SUPREME NOVICES´ HURDLE (GRADE 1)

Best bet Buveur D’Air

Worth a look Min

2.10pm RACING POST ARKLE CHALLENGE TROPHY CHASE (GRADE 1)

Best bet Douvan

Worth a look Sizing John

2.50pm ULTIMA HANDICAP CHASE (GRADE 3)

Best bet Un Temps Pour Tout

Worth a look Holywell

3.30pm STAN JAMES CHAMPION HURDLE CHALLENGE TROPHY (GRADE 1)

Best bet Hargam (e/w)

Worth a look Annie Power

4.10pm OLBG MARES´ HURDLE (REGISTERED AS THE DAVID NICHOLSON MARES´ HURDLE RACE) (GRADE 1)

Best bet Vroum Vroum Mag (nap)

Worth a look Bitofapuzzle

4.50pm

146TH YEAR OF THE NATIONAL HUNT CHASE CHALLENGE CUP (AMATEUR RIDERS´ NOVICES´ CHASE) (LISTED RACE)

Best bet Southfield Royale

Worth a look Noble Endeavor

5.30pm CLOSE BROTHERS NOVICES´ HANDICAP CHASE (LISTED RACE)

Best bet Aloomomo

Worth a look Willow’s Saviour

 

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