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Cheltenham Festival results: Day one

| 12.03.2014

Jezki tasted Champion Hurdle glory with Barry Geraghty on board for JP McManus as Our Conor fell and had to be put down on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Another all-Irish pair of Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh kicked the four-day meet at the home of jumps racing off to a flyer with victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

They also trained and rode Quevega to an unprecedented saith Mares’ Hurdle crown.

Here is the full list of results:

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
1 Vautour
2 Josses Hill
3 Vaniteux
4 Sgt Reckless
5 Wilde Blue Yonder
18 ran

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
1 Western Warhorse
2 Champagne Fever
3 Trifolium
4 Dodging Bullets
5 Valdez
9 ran

Baylis & Harding Handicap Chase
1 Holywell
2 Ma Filleule
3 The Package
4 Green Flag
5 Tour Des Champs
23 ran

Champion Hurdle
1 Jezki
2 My Tent Or Yours
3 The New One
4 Hurricane Fly
5 Captain Cee Bee
9 ran

Mares’ Hurdle
1 Quevega
2 Glens Melody
3 L’Unique
4 Hidden Identity
5 Cockney Sparrow
16 ran

Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Chase
1 Midnight Prayer
2 Shotgun Paddy
3 Suntiep
4 Adrenalin Flight
5 Living Next Door
15 ran

Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase
1 Present View
2 Attaglance
3 Pendra
4 Ahyaknowyerself
5 Buywise
15 ran



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A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.