The Champion Hurdle and is the main race of day and it looks a great race with Apple`s Jade and Buveur D'air fighting out favouritism.
The other major races on the first day include the Arkle Trophy and the Supreme Novices Hurdle.
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Dave Scott`s Selections
I have backed ANGELS BREATH in the ante post market, however this is a rather open, competitive race and AL DANCER has the form to be a worthy favourite and in addition the Willie Mullins charge KLASSICAL DREAM also enters the equation.
FAKIR DOUDAIRIES has solid form and ELIXER DE NUTZ, MISTER FISHER should also be considered for exotics.
LALOR can give Richard Johnson a winner in another competitive field, where GLEN FORSA, HARDLINE and KALASHNIKOV are worth including.
MISTER WHITAKER is my ew selection in another difficult race where GIVE ME A COPPER, MINELLA ROCCO and BEWARE THE BEAR also have chances.
Have backed BUVEUR DAIR in early betting to retain his crown but both APPLES JADE and LAURINA are going to make it one hell of a race and has the potential of being one of the highlights of the Festival.
Without APPLES JADE and LAURINA the race is at the mercy of BENIE DES DIEUX and I have been punting in the ante post market for the last few weeks and make this one of the bankers of the meeting.
A very open affair where slight preference is for CUBOMANIA ew included as many as possible in exotics.
I have early bets on OK CORRAL and give it a strong chance, BALLYWARD should give it some cheek.
WIN and banker BENIE DES DIEUX.
Worth a punt are the following : ANGELS BREATH, BUVEUR DAIR and OK CORRAL