Cheltenham Festival 2018 – Day 1 – Live TV Coverage on ITV

Cheltenham Festival 2018 – Day 1 – Live TV Coverage on ITV

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival gets underway today with the feature race – the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy – at 3.30pm.

All four days of the festival will be shown live on ITV as Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani present coverage of the prestigious festival.

Day 1 TV Race Schedule

1.30pm – Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
2.10pm – Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase
2.50pm – Ultima Handicap Chase
3.30pm – Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
4.10pm – OLBG Mares’ Hurdle

ITV’s main coverage starts at 1pm. The Opening Show, presented by Oli Bell, is live on ITV4 from 9.30am.

Analysis comes from AP McCoy, Luke Harvey and Mick Fitzgerald, with reports by Matt Chapman, Brian Gleeson, and Alice Plunkett.

Race commentary comes from Richard Hoiles, with contributions by Brough Scott and weather updates from Lucy Verasamy.

The event will also be streamed live via the ITV Hub here.

Updated: Tuesday 13 March 2018