Ben Linfoot blogs live from the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival with Hurricane Fly among the stars in action.
Southwell racecourse is a mixed jumps & flat track in the East Midlands, 15 miles from Nottingham. Opened in 1850, flat fixtures take place on turf in the summer and fibresand in the winter.
1st King Bertie 7/1
2nd Mappin Time 7/2F
3rd Kung Hei Fat Choy 4/1
None (All 13 Ran)
1st Dandarrell 5/4F
2nd Hail Promenader 6/1
3rd Dozy Joe 6/1
None (All 9 Ran)
1st A Little Bit Dusty 4/1
2nd Jacobs Son 8/13F
Curious Mind (5 Ran)
On The Cusp (11/4)in, Reach The Beach (20/7)in, Aureate (11/2)in, Kyllachykov (11/2)in, Bethan (8)in, Dontpaytheferryman (22)
With Hindsight, Claude Greenwood (6 Run)
Jezki, trained by Jessica Harrington and ridden by Barry Geraghty, won the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Our Conor had to be put down following a fall in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Quevega had to dig deep to beat stablemate Glens Melody and complete a sixth win in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Vautour, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Western Warhorse caused a huge upset in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham.
Midnight Prayer claimed top honours in the Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham.
Holywell won the Bayliss & Harding Affordable Luxury Handicap Chase at Cheltenham for trainer Jonjo O'Neill.
Last Instalment and First Lieutenant will both be declared for Friday's Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Lydia Hislop outlines her ante-post positions for the final three days of the Cheltenham Festival.