Chris Hughes has Cheltenham Festival fever in his latest Sun Racing column as he gives us his best bets

Chris Hughes has Cheltenham Festival fever in his latest Sun Racing column as he gives us his best bets

We're here! After the trials and tribulations of the last month, the Cheltenham Festival has been given the all-clear. 

Now let's get this show on the road!

There's a reason it's called The Greatest Show on Turf.

You go to any sporting occasion, anywhere in the world, and it won't have the hairs standing up on the back of your neck like Cheltenham.

The roar before the first race always has me giddy, and I'm so happy we'll all be there to cheer on this year's Festival greats.

And what a Tuesday we have in store.

The Champion Hurdle may not be the best renewal in history but it's mighty competitive, and I'm hoping Supasudae can run them ragged.

He's a class act on his day and as a Grade 1 winner definitely has some of the strongest form in the race.

Jessie Harrington will have him primed for this and the soft ground will play massively to his strengths.

Earlier on the card, I hope I'll be roaring both before and after the opener as FIDDLERONTHEROOF (NAP) should be a tough nut to crack in the Supreme.

Chris's Crackers

1.30 Cheltenham FIDDLERONTHEROOF (NAP) Bet here

2.10 Cheltenham BREWIN'UPASTORM Bet here

3.30 Cheltenham SUPASUNDAE Bet here

4.10 Cheltenham BENIE DES DIEUX Bet here

Colin Tizzard has brought him along slowly for this and he keeps progressing, with his Grade 1 victory last time putting him spot on for this.

If he improves again then he has a massive chance at a decent price.

In the Arkle, I reckon Brewin'upastorm has strong claims for Olly Murphy.

I like the way he's been kept fresh for this and his form stacks up well. The vibes are good from the yard and he could be the one to down the Irish challenge.

Finally, Benie Des Dieux is the one for the Close Brothers Hurdle.

She's an absolute machine and would have had a big chance in both the Champion and the Stayers' had she turned up there.

Willie Mullins has farmed this race and she can give him another winner.

Best of luck to you all!



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