Cheltenham Festival LIVE: Crowds are back as Rachael Blackmore looks to win the Champion Hurdle on board Honeysuckle on day one, while trainer Gordon Elliott returns after being banned last year – follow all the action as it happens
- The Cheltenham Festival gets back underway on Tuesday with crowds returning
- There are five races today, the first at 1.30pm GMT and the last at 5.30pm GMT
- TIPS: All the best bets from day one from Britain’s No 1 tipster Sam Turner here
- Star jockey Rachel Blackmore will defend her Champion Hurdle title at 3.30pm
- Disgraced trainer Gordon Elliott has returned to the tournament with 14 runners
- Legendary former jockey Ruby Walsh has spoken out ahead of the Festival
- All the latest Cheltenham Festival News, including live action, tips and updates
Racing returns at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday, with around a quarter of a million spectators expected across the showpiece four-day event.
After last year’s Festival played out behind closed doors, finally fans are back and the ‘Cheltenham roar’ will be heard for the first time in two years.
Expect plenty of thrills and spills, with star jockey Rachael Blackmore defending her title, disgraced trainer Gordon Elliott back, England’s bid to win back the Prestbury Cup from Ireland, interviews from trainers and owners, plus plenty more.
Follow Sportsmail‘s MAX MATHEWS for live Cheltenham Festival coverage as the prestigious tournament returns for another year, including all the results, tips and latest updates.