A goal in the first five minutes in your Sunday League game. Your first pull within 20 minutes of entering the discotheque. Someone bringing you a cup of tea and a bacon sandwich in bed. It’s always good to get off to a flying start and the Cheltenham Festival is no different.
The opening race is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the roar is expected to be almost as loud as a jet plane as the Cheltenham Festival begins. The top two in the betting are My Tent Or Yours and Jezki with the debate raging over which horse is more likely to get punters off to a winning start for the week.
Paddy Power is the industry-best top price on both horses with Jezki at 5/1 and My Tent Or Yours the favourite at 7/4.
Champion jockey Ruby Walsh isn’t on either mount but fancies Jezki to get the better of his rival. Jezki was recently purchased by JP McManus and Ruby fancies the unbeaten hurdler to make it five from five on the biggest stage of them all.
My Tent Or Yours has won three races from four over the obstacles, coming second on the other occasion. He was installed as favourite after an impressive win in the Betfair Hurdle where he hardly strayed off the bridle and had Cotton Mill comfortably five lengths behind him.
Listen to Ruby’s thoughts on the battle between Jezki and My Tent Or Yours here: