Confirmed Runners and Riders for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Champion Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival 2024: Discover the Confirmed Runners and Riders for Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Champion Hurdle, and Key Tuesday Races

State Man, the Unibet Champion Hurdle runner-up, leads a competitive field of eight in the bid to secure victory at Cheltenham Festival for the second time, with Constitution Hill absent. Joining him are Colonel Mustard, Iberico Lord, Irish Point, Nemean Lion, Not So Sleepy, Zarak The Brave, and Luccia.

In the My Pension Expert Arkle, Willie Mullins unveils Gaelic Warrior, Il Etait Temps, and Hunters Yarn, among ten contenders for the Grade 1 chase, setting the stage for a thrilling opening day.

Mullins dominates the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle with six of the twelve entries, featuring Tullyhill and Mystical Power as the leading contenders, while Firefox and Slade Steel pose strong competition.

Lossiemouth, a favorite in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (4.10), leads Mullins’ team, aiming to reclaim the race he once dominated.

In the Maureen Mullins National Hunt Chase (5.30), just seven declared horses will vie for victory, with Derek O’Connor booked for Corbetts Cross and Patrick Mullins riding Embassy Gardens.

The Ultima Handicap Chase (2.50) fell one runner short of a full field, while the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (4.50) boasts a complete lineup of 22, including Teorie trained by Fergal O’Brien.


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