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CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY 1 | Three Value Picks to consider

The team have made three nicely-priced selections for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival

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2D5Y68J Jockey Paddy Brennan on Aye Aye Charlie (left) walks past bookmakers and racegoers after the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse

The Cheltenham Festival is finally upon us, with 28 action-packed races to look forward to across the next four days.

The opening day’s card kicks off with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at 1:30 and concludes with the National Hunt Chase at 5:30.

The Cheltenham.co.uk team has compiled all their research to pick out some value tips for the first day.

Here are the Three Value Picks for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

TEA CLIPPER – 2:50 CHELTENHAM (12/1)

Under the guidance of Tom Lacey, TEA CLIPPER could well be one to note in the Ultima.

Tom Lacey Cheltenham
Tom Lacey sends Tea Clipper to the Ultima on Tuesday

The gelding has fallen down to a handy mark in recent weeks and he ran well in big-field handicaps last season over hurdles for his connections.

He holds Cheltenham form after placing third in the Coral Cup last season and he could well be involved if on song here.

BRITZKA – 4:50 CHELTENHAM (18/1)

Gordon Elliott has a remarkable record in the Boodles and while he does hold promising candidates in The Tide Turns and Ebasari, BRITZKA could well hold an outside chance for the yard.

Gordon Elliott at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Gordon Elliott could land a few winners on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival

The juvenile was disappointing on his latest start at Fairyhouse, but he ran well behind Triumph contender Fil Dor in the Grade 2 Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown back in December.

The four-year-old clearly holds some potential and with Elliott targeting this race for his recruit since his stable debut back in December, he could well outrun his odds in this contest.#

BRAESIDE – 5:30 CHELTENHAM (11/1)

It could well be a great day for Gordon Elliott, as he holds two of the seven declarations in the National Hunt Chase.

While there are plenty of pundits backing Run Wild Fred in this contest, there could be more value in his stablemate mate BRAESIDE.

The gelding does have 10lbs to find on the favourite in this contest, but he has been progressive this season and he could have a big run in him here.

Odds courtesy of Spreadex and correct at time of writing

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.