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Cheltenham Festival 2021: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds, date, time, how to watch

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he 2021 Cheltenham Festival begins today with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle first up on the schedule.

Only eight runners were declared for the Grade 1 contest, which has last year’s Champion Bumper runner-up Appreciate It as a short-priced favourite. Willie Mullins’ seven-year-old is unbeaten over hurdles and will be looking to give his trainer a record seventh win in the race.

The British challenge is headed by the Harry Fry-trained Metier, who blitzed the field in the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle in January and has been freshened up ahead of this race, with connections eventually deciding to swerve the valuable Betfair Hurdle to focus on the Festival. 

In his absence, that race at Newbury was won by Soaring Glory, and after much deliberation, his connections have decided to take their chance this afternoon. 

Ballyadam, now trained by Henry De Bromhead after being switched from Gordon Elliott only a fortnight ago, will have to reverse form with Appreciate It, having twice finished behind his rival, though he shaped well in defeat at the Dublin Racing Festival last time out. Blue Lord finished third in the same race and must have an each-way chance, too. 

When is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle?

The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle will be run today (Tuesday, March 16, 2021) at 1:20pm GMT.

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle odds

(Odds provided by Betfair and are subject to change)

  • Appreciate It 4/5
  • Metier 13/2
  • Ballyadam 15/2
  • Soaring Glory 13/1
  • Blue Lord Between 13/1 & 14/1
  • Irascible 45/1
  • Grumpy Charley 45/1
  • For Pleasure 64/1

How to watch the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

TV channel: The Supreme Novices’ Hurdle will be shown live on ITV1 and Racing TV. 

Live stream: TV licence payers can stream the race for free via the ITV Hub website and app. Subscribers can also stream the action via the Racing TV website. 

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Youri Tielemans intention: Leicester City’s FA Cup hero reveals pre-match textual content information inspiration

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Youri Tielemans goal: Leicester City’s FA Cup hero reveals pre-match text message inspiration

The Belgium midfielder rifled an unstoppable work into the best corner from 25 yards, as Brendan Rodgers‘ Foxes place yet another real stamp on decades of modern good quality.

Former Leicester whole-back again Ben Chilwell saw a past-gasp Chelsea effort and hard work ruled out for offside soon after a video assistant referee evaluation, even though Kasper Schmeichel previously made a outstanding save to deny Mason Mount.

Tielemans, who was awarded man of the match, advised reporters following the recreation that his amazing objective was simply what he was asked for ahead of the sport.

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“It feels definitely excellent, I think it is awesome,” Tielemans informed the BBC.

“I am actually happy to have scored the intention to have helped the crew to earn the activity.

“It was a genuinely restricted activity, but to rating a intention like that in the last, what a target it was.

“Now I acquired a text message declaring I experienced to strike for the top corner – and I did it.”

Tielemans added: “To have the fans in nowadays was definitely exclusive, I hope everybody will savour today and also the fans who have been at dwelling and supported us the full yr through.”

Further reporting by PA.

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