Thursday 25 April 2019

Cheltenham Day One as it happened: Punters on the canvas as Ireland enjoys four first day winners

Espoir D'Allen ridden by Mark Walsh during the 3:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy race Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Espoir D'Allen ridden by Mark Walsh during the 3:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy race Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Ruby Walsh on Klassical Dream celebrates after winning the 1:30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' race Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
Brandon Castle ridden by Bryony Frost and Klassical Dream ridden by Ruby Walsh before the 1:30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' race Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs
Apple's Jade, Burveur D'Air and Laurina are vying for favouritism in the Champion Hurdle

Cormac Byrne

Four Irish winners on the first day. A fairytale win for Gavin Cromwell in the Champion Hurdle with Espoir D'Allen, a double for Willie Mullins and a first Cheltenham winner for Rachael Blackmore.

 

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