Supreme Novices' Hurdle Result: Klassical Dream wins opener

Supreme Novices' Hurdle Result: Klassical Dream wins opener

Klassical Dream wins the Supreme Novices' Hurdle in the opening race at Cheltenham.

Ruby Walsh produced a classy performance on Klassical Dream to take home the first race at 6/1. 

The Willie Mullins' trained Klassical Dream was among the leaders throughout the race following a false start and once he moved past Brandon Castle there was only going to be one winner. 

It was an emphatic win in the end, with the 5yo four lengths clear of Thomas Darby (28/1) and Itchy Feet (25/1) in third. 

Pre-race favourite Al Dancer was well beaten, finishing 10th in what was a disappointing start for Sam Twiston-Davies having been so well fancied.

That win gave Ruby Walsh his 59th win at the Festival as Klassical Dream powered through the soft ground to also give Ireland a winning start in the race for the Prestbury Cup.

After the race, Ruby paid tribute to the late John Coleman, saying: 

"This is what he dreamt of and he's not here to see it".