Cheltenham got off to a roaring start on Tuesday with Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle making history in the Champion Hurdle. It was an eery experience at the Cheltenham racecourse with no spectators allowed in due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Thousands of visitors usually attend the four-day festival but there was no crowd in site with a strange silence when the winning horses romped home.
But that didn’t distract from some specatacular races with Honeysuckle stealing the headlines.
And there was drama in the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle as Black Tears stole victory from Concertista by a nose.
Day two is expected to have even more dramatic finishes with Grand National hero Tiger Roll running in the Glenfarclas Cross-Country.
YOU CAN FOLLOW ALL THE RESULTS FROM DAY ONE AT CHELTENHAM BELOW
Cheltenham results LIVE: Day two
13:20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
1 Bob Olinger (Rachael Blackmore) 6-4 Fav
2 Gaillard Du Mesnil (P Townend) 9-4
3 Bravemansgame (H Cobden) 4-1
14.30 – Coral Cup
1 Grand Roi 6-1
2 Guard Your Dreams 7-1
3 Botox Has 17-2
15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase
1 Put The Kettle On (Aidan Coleman) 17-2
2 Nube Negra (Harry Skelton) 11-1
3 Chacun Pour Soi (P Townend) 8-13 Fav