Thousands gather for day one at Cheltenham festival

This Cheltenham Festival back for 2023 exciting race week In the Cotswolds, racing fans lined up for what’s known as ‘The Greatest Show on the Grass’ as they descended the iconic course.

This Champion Barrier and the Gold Cup split the four-day meeting as perhaps the two highest-profile meetings With Constitution Hill victorious at Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle, rank 1 races show his class victorious in a canter after starting out as the overwhelming, heavily supported favorite.

Meanwhile, Rachael Blackmore returns to Cheltenham to create more history. After a surprising win to retain the Gold Cup in 2022 a victory that helps Irish trainers victory He easily beat his English counterparts to easily secure the prestigious Prestbury Cup with a strong 10 wins compared to just 18 for the home horses.

According to a University of Gloucestershire study, the festival provides a massive £274m boost to the local economy and promises to be an exciting week, although organizers will hope the rains subside. competition whatever happens.

Follow all Day 3 action at Cheltenham below:


How to watch Cheltenham today

Cheltenham The biggest event in the racing calendar, the Festival started on Tuesday 2023. has already taken some exciting actions.

At the final start of her career for Henry de Bromhead, Rachael Blackmore led Honeysuckle into a fairy tale and highly emotional victory at the Mares’ Hurdle on Day 1, before Energumene and Delta Work were among the big-name winners on Day 2. Lots of exciting races on Thursday’s full race card.

Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Cheltenham Festival:

Michael Jones16 March 2023 16:31


Magners Plate Handicap Chase updated result

5. High Couleurs – 15/2

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023, 16:25


Magners Plate Handicap Chase result

The first two rows are clear, but it looks like another investigation will be needed to separate the third from the fourth.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 at 16:22



This is a great victory for Seddon, who has enough tanks to keep the Fugitif out after the final act. He was following the frontline throughout the course and pushed forward and the ideal time.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023, 16:20


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Coole Cody and Seddon stand side by side as they skip second to last. The field now starts to push up. Half a dozen horses could win that.

Someone will jump, the Fugitive is moving forward.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 at 16:18


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Seddon is safe in second place as Datsalrightgino and So Scottish start to maneuver towards positions slightly closer to the front.

Coole Cody still leads, but War Lord stands behind.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 at 16:17


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Coole Cody is comfortable at the head of the court. So the Scottish sits in about the fourth or fifth row while standing with 11 fences.

The tempo is not fast and the space is clustered together.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 at 16:15


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Coole Cody takes the lead and holds his position on the third fence. Midnight River and War Lord are placed in the middle of the field.

Michael Jones16 March 2023 16:14


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And they’re gone! The final race of ITV’s Day 3 coverage kicks off, and it’s another stacked area. Datsalrightgino and So Scottish are the two most supported and set off at 5/1, but this has been a day for outsiders.

Dan Skelton’s Midnight River might have a good chance.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 at 16:13


16:10 – Magners Plate Handicap Tracking

False start! The field moves towards the band that starts miles away from the starting point. There will be a delay while this is resolved.

Michael JonesMarch 16, 2023 16:07