GET ready for the greatest roar in sport as this year's Cheltenham Festival gets underway.
This year's meet is all go despite lingering coronavirus fears and with a packed schedule on Champion Day, our tipsters are here to make sure punters get off to the perfect possible start.
Here's how day one is set to play out, with the first race at 1.30pm:
- 13:30 The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle LIVE ON ITV/RACING TV
- 14:10 The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase LIVE ON ITV/RACING TV
- 14:50 The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase LIVE ON ITV/RACING TV
- 15:30 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy LIVE ON ITV/RACING TV
- 16:10 The Mares' Hurdle LIVE ON ITV/RACING TV
- 16:50 Novices' Handicap Chase LIVE ON RACING TV
- 17:30 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup LIVE ON RACING TV
THE waiting is finally over – it's time for Cheltenham Festival 2020.
Four days of the finest jump racing has to offer, washed down with copious amounts of champagne, Guinness and drama.
What more could you want?
We've got Altior looking to make history, Tiger Roll hoping to make it five Festival wins and of course the contest of the week in Friday's Gold Cup.
But before all that, we've got SEVEN races on Champions Day with our feature the Unibet Champion Hurdle at 3.30pm.
Epatante heads the betting in that one and she was extremely impressive when winning the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton late last year.
But watch out for Supasundae, who has a terrific record on this course and can still be backed at a crowd-pleasing 10/1 this morning.
Racing begins at 1.30pm, with action every 40 minutes right into the early evening.
Following weeks of speculation that coronavirus could cause havoc, organisers have surged ahead and there are set to be more than 250,000 punters on course this week.
Everything is set for a special few days and throughout the Festival our expert tipsters will look to make sense of every racecard.
The Cheltenham Roar is just hours away – plenty of time to take in the runners and riders, make your selections, and enjoy one of the great sporting events of the year.
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