So here it is. Day 1 of the Cheltenham festival. As Tony McCoy said on Sunday, a race meeting attended by real racing people and a great atmosphere.
Not a meeting for teenagers who go to get drunk and watch some God awful person miming to their one hit after racing has finished.
Tuesday looks like being very cold at the course but the going will be on the soft side. For the first time in many years the ground could be very soft. The goalposts have moved when it comes to the chances of some horses. The ante-post . . .
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