Cheltenham Reaction: Terrific Tuesday sees Festival takeoff in style

Epantante Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival exploded into action earlier today with stay-at-home fans and on course punters being treated to an absolute feast of Grade 1 horseracing drama.

The well-fancied Shishkin sparked the early cheers as he dug deep to win the opening contest the Supreme Novices Hurdle, scrapping toe-to-toe with Irish challenger Abacadabras before finally getting the better of the duel in the shadows of the post.

It landed a first blow for the Brits against the Irish in what proved to be a day of to an fro between the two nations. Further wins in the Ultima Handicap, the Champion Hurdle and the Northern Trust Handicap eventually the saw Britain take a lead of 4-3 into day two!

See how fans reacted as the drama unfolded at National Hunt Racing’s most elevated stage:

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOR BRENDAN POWELL ON THE WALK BACK

RACHEL BLACKMORE HAS PUNTERS PURRING

EPATANTE BREAKS NEW GROUND FOR HENDERSON AND GERAGHTY

 

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