Day 1 - Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 3.30pm - Champion Hurdle - Grade 1 - 2m110y
The feature race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival is undoubtedly the Champion Hurdle, a grade one event run over two miles and a half a furlong.
When looking at results over the last 10 years it is a fantastic roll of honour with some of the stars of the game winning the feature race on day one of the Festival. Hurricane Fly famously won the race twice for Willie Mullins while Faugheen was also another notable winner for the Closutton handler when he scored to victory back in 2015
Another Irish horse that went onto win it in 2004 and 2005 was Hardy Eustace a gutsy performer who was at his best up the Cheltenham Hill seeing off his other Irish rivals including Brave Inca, Harchibald and Macs Joy on more than one occasion.
Brave Inca got his revenge in 2006. The last Irish winner was Annie Power in 2016 while the most recent winner was of course Espoir D'Allen, who upset the odds when winning in 2019 for Gavin Cromwell.