Clare Men In Action On Opening Day Of 2023 Cheltenham Festival

There will be Clare interest on the opening day of the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Tubber’s Derek O’Connor takes the ride on Mister Coffey for trainer Nicky Henderson in the National Hunt Challenge Cup at 5.30pm.

The Champion Hurdle is the feature race of the day, with Constitution Hill the hot favourite in the 7 runner field.


O’Connor says he is confident of a strong showing for his charge.

Newmarket-on-Fergus native Martin Brassill runs his charge Fast or Slow in the Ultima Handicap Chase at 2.50pm

Action gets underway at 1.30pm this afternoon with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle