Cheltenham Festival 2016 Day 1 Roundup & ResultsDate 15 Mar 2016 | Category Sports News | Author Bruce Raynor
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15 Mar 2016
Cheltenham Festival 2016 kicked off in style with Annie Power making it as the first mare to win the Champion Hurdle in 22 years!
Well known as one of the most popular horse racing events in the United Kingdom, the Cheltenham Festival 2016 kicked off today on the 15th March 2016. We bring you a round up of the days the races including the most important hurdle race of the season - the Champion Hurdle.
|13:30||Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race||Hurdle||2m abt ½f|
|14:10||Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase||Chase||abt 2m|
|14:50||Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase||Chase||3m abt 1f|
|15:30||Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy||Hurdle||2m abt ½f|
|16:10||Mares' Hurdle Race||Hurdle||2m abt 4f|
|16:50||The 146th Year Of The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup||Chase||Abt 4m|
|17:30||Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase||Chase||2m abt 4½f|
Cheltenham Festival 2016 Race Results Summary
- 13:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle - 1st place Altior (SP 4/1) , 2nd place: Min (SP 9/4), 3rd place: Bueveu D'Air (SP 8/1)
- 14:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase - 1st place Douvan (SP 3/10), 2nd place Sizing John (SP 9/1) 3rd place Fox Norton (SP 33/1)
- 14:50 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase - 1st place Un Temps pour Tout (SP 14/1), 2nd place Holywell (SP 10/1), 3rd place The Young Master (SP 16/1)
- 15:30 Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy - 1st place Annie Power (SP 5/2), 2nd place My Tent Or Yours (SP 9/1), 3rd place Nichols Canyon (SP 13/2)
- 16:10 Mares' Hurdle Race - 1st place Vroum Vroum Mag (SP 8/13), 2nd place Rock On The Moor (SP 50/1), 3rd place Legacy Gold (SP 40/1)
- 16:50 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup - 1st place Minella Rocco (SP 9/1), 2nd place Native River (SP 7/1), 3rd place Measureofmydreams (SP 10/1)
- 17:30 Close Brother Novices Handicap Chase - 1st place Ballyalton (SP 16/1), 2nd place Bouvreuil (SP 40/1), 3rd place Double Shuffle (SP 8/1)
13:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle
There were 14 runners available in the the first race of Cheltenham Fesitval 2016 with Altior set as the bookiees pre-race favourite at odds of 4/1 coming in as the winner followed by Min with a starting price of 9/4 and Buveur D'Air at 8/1 - the three favourites landing at a 1, 2, 3 position for the first race of the Cheltenham season.
Check out the full race of the 13:30 Supreme Novices Hurdle:
14:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
Only 7 runners in the Steeple chase with the top three coming in with the favourite first, Douvan who the bookiees had down as 3/10 followed by Sizing John at 9/1 and the surprise package of Fox Norton at 33/1 coming in third.
Check out the full race of the 14:10 Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase:
14:50 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
There were 22 runnes for the Handicap Steeple Chase including a the long shot of According To Trev listed as a starting price at 100/1. first place was Un Temps pour Tout with an SP of 14/1 followed by Holywell at 10/1 and 3rd place was The Young Master with a starting price of 16/1.
15:30 Champion Hurdle
Annie Power made it third time lucky in the biggest event of the Hurdle season so far to become the first mare to win the Champion Hurdle in 22 years! The comedic My Ten Or Yours came in second followed by Nichols Canyon listed at 9/1 and 13/2 respectively.
Check out the coverage of the Cheltenham Festival 2016 Champion Hurdle race:
16:10 Mares' Hurdle Race
Vroum Vroum Mag pulled in an impressive win with a suprise runner Rock on the Moor rated at 50/1 coming in at second place followed by Legacy Gold. Watch the highlights of the Mares Hurdle race from the 2016 Cheltenham Festival:
16:50 146th Year Of The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
146 years in the making and still as exciting as ever but no luck for the long shot of How About It at odds of 125/1. Minella Rocco came in at first place followed swiftly by Native River and Measureofmydreams.
17:30 Novices Handicap Chase
Closing off Day 1 at the Cheltenham Festival 2016 was the Novices Handicap Chase with the first three coming in as Ballyalton, Bouvreuil, and Double Shuffle.
With Day 1 over we're looking forward to day 2 at Cheltenam Festival 2016 dubbed Ladies Day with the Queen Mother Champion Chase and Champion Bumber to look forward too.
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