The highlight on day one of the Cheltenham Festival was the Stan James Champion Hurdle, and unlike many of the recent renewals it was a wide open betting heat, with Yanworth being sent off the favourite for the Grade One showpiece.
Irish raider Petit Mouchoir was sent to the front from the flag fall, as a fierce gallop was set, but the one contender who struggled to keep up was the supplemented Moon Racer, who was pulled up, and furthermore, Yanworth started to find things too hot for him, and he fell off the speed.
Meanwhile, Buveur D'air was tanking along for Noel Fehily, and he scooted to the front, and it was his stablemate My Tent Or Yours who chased him, as he ran another corker in this race, but it was all about the Nicky Henderson-trained raider, who produced a stunning display to land the coveted prize by four-and-a-quarter lengths.
My Tent Or Yours ran a huge race to finish second, while Petit Mouchoir completed the placings in what was a thrilling renewal of the Tuesday Championship feature.
15:30 Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1)
1.Buveur D'air - N Henderson - N Fehily - 5/1
2.My Tent Or Yours - N Henderson - A Coleman - 25/1