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Cheltenham Festival 2018 LIVE – Champion Hurdle and race updates

  • The first day of the Cheltenham Festival 2018 is here and it’s Champion Day 
  • Follow all the action from the seven races of Day 1 here with Sportsmail 
  • Summerville Boy wins the first race of the day, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle 
  • Favourite Footpad wins the Racing Post Arkle for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh 
  • Lizzie Kelly on Coo Star Sivola claimed the Ultima Handicap Chase at 5-1 
  • Buveur D’Air defended his Champion Hurdle crown in the main event on Tuesday
  • Benie Des Dieux wins the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle for Mullins and Walsh 
  • Mullins claimed his third winner of the day with Rathvinden in race No 6 
  • Sportsmail’s racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for day one