Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: It all gets underway at 1.30pm today
The Cheltenham Festival 2019 gets underway today and here at Express Sport we’re on hand to bring you the fast results as the horses come in!
Cheltenham 2019 promises to be a firecracker of a festival over the next four days, with hundreds of horses racing over the week.
Today sees Apple’s Jade take on Buveur D’Air in the Champion Hurdle – but the outside tip is Laurina to claim victory.
It all starts at 1:30pm today with the Supreme Novices Hurdle and you can follow all the action right here with us!
CHELTENHAM RESULTS LIVE
13:10 UPDATE: AP McCoy on Buveur D’Air
AP McCoy reckons Buveur D’Air is well placed to win the Champion Hurdle at 15:30.
“He has been here twice, has won twice and this is the race of the festival,” McCoy said.
McCoy is sporting a black eye today and said: “I was just asked to do a bit of sparring with Anthony Joshua!
“Nah I was just playing a bit of football.
“I should know better but I’m used to it!”
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: AP McCoy is sporting a black eye today
13:00 UPDATE: Half an hour warning!
We’re half an hour from the first race at Cheltenham!
And Angels Brea is the second favourite with the bookmakers down on the course for the Novices’.
Check out our latest Cheltenham tips here!
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: The betting is well underway
12:45 UPDATE: Nicky Henderson loving Buveur D’Air
All eyes seem to be on Buveur D’Air ahead of the Champion Hurdle here at Cheltenham.
And Nicky Henderson is very proud of the Champion Hurdle favourite.
“There’s no doubt the dangers are the two Irish Mares and Apple’s Jade was very impressive at Leopardstown last time,” Henderson told Unibet.
“Laurina could be anything, but I wouldn’t want to swap Buveur for anything and he’s raring to go.”
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: Will it be Buveur D’Air’s day?
12:35 UPDATE: Michael Owen’s hot tip
Michael Owen has revealed his tip for Cheltenham.
“A brilliant week of racing starts today at Cheltenham,” Owen tweeted.
“There’s something magical about seeing man and beast in unison displaying unbelievable skill, courage and desire to win.
“Let’s hope everyone comes home safe.
My tip of the day is Buveur D’Air in the Champion Hurdle.”
Buveur D’Air it is then!
Cheltneham results LIVE: Buveur D’Air is Michael Owen’s pick
12:25 UPDATE: Cheltenham weather issue
It’s a wet and windy Day One at Cheltenham as the crowds battle the weather to get to the course.
There is a yellow weather warning across Britain today – not the nicest weather for spectators that’s for sure!
The ground is soft and we could see some stodgy racing at Cheltenham today.
And there are even concerns the bad weather could affect the running of the festival over the next few days!
Wednesday is expected to be brighter than Tuesday – but the final two days of the festival will see wind and rain batter the course.
Here’s the latest Cheltenham weather update
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: The weather could play a part today
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: It is expected to rain all day today
12:10 UPDATE: Cheltenham first race tips
All eyes are on the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at 1:30pm today and there are plenty of tipsters out there making their claims for the winner.
The Scout – Express Sport’s historic tipster – has Fakir D’Oudairies as a great tip for a place in the first race.
Meanwhile, Express Sport’s former racing editor Patrick Weaver has gone with Al Dancer – the 4/1 favourite – for the run.
Elixir De Nutz should be avoided.
There are other tipsters saying punters should also avoid backing 11/1 outsider Vision D’Honneur.
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: Crowds are making their way to the course
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: It’s a rainy day to open the festival
11:50 UPDATE: Cheltenham schedule TODAY
So as we get ready for the first race of Cheltenham 2019, let’s take a look at the schedule for Tuesday.
1.30pm – Supreme Novices Hurdle
2.10pm – Arkle Chase
2.50pm – Festival Handicap Chase
3.30pm – Champion Hurdle
4.10pm – Mares’ Hurdle
4.50pm – Novices’ Handicap Chase
5.30pm – National Hunt Chase
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11:45 UPDATE: Ruby Walsh Cheltenham tips
Veteran jockey Ruby Walsh has Duc Des Genievres or Hardline to win the Ankle Chase at 2:10pm today.
“Duc Des Genievres ran well at Gowran Park for Willie Mullins on his last day out over two and a half miles,” Walsh said.
“He has to improve on that to win the Arkle Chase here though.
“It’s a wide-open race, but Duc Des Genievres or the Gordon Elliot-trained Hardline are the two each-way bets for me.”
See the Ruby Walsh Cheltenham tips here
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE: Apple’s Jade is the big tip for some punters
11:35 UPDATE: Gordon Elliott reveals his pick
Gordon Elliott is banking on Apple’s Jade to win the Champion Hurdle at the horse racing today!
“She is our big hope for a championship race victory this week and her preparations have gone well,” the 41-year-old told Betfair.
“She is working nicely and showing all the right signs at home and she has obviously had a great season already having won three Grade 1s.
“Last year we made a mistake not running her between Christmas and Cheltenham so I think the run at Leopardstown early last month will stand to her.”
11:15 UPDATE: Cheltenham 2019 tips
There are tipsters and then there are tipsters.
Express Sport’s Scout is one of the most prestigious – and successful – horse racing tipsters in the country.
The Scout has been tipping for the Express for 25 years now.
And their success rate is one of the best in the game.
Check out The Scout’s Cheltenham Tips here
Cheltenham 2019 results LIVE
11:00 UPDATE: Welcome
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Cheltenham on Day One of the festival.
Tuesday is all about the Champion Hurdle and we’ll be here to bring you the latest odds and fast results from the race.