HONEYSUCKLE made it 15 out of 15 under rules with a brilliant victory in the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy.

It was Rachael Blackmore's first win at this year's Festival meeting.

Follow all of the reaction in our Cheltenham live blog.

Rachael Blackmore, winning jockey on Honeysuckle, told ITV: "It is just incredible. Walking out in front of the stands with all the people, it's such a special place.

"I'm so lucky to ride winners here and this mare. She's just incredible.

"She kind of decides in a race when she's happy to go and I haven't stopped her yet. She's an incredible mare.

"The work that goes into at home is just unbelievable and they deserve all the credit as well."

FULL RESULT

  1. Honeysuckle 8-11
  2. Epatante 16-1
  3. Zanahiyr 28-1
  4. Saint Roi 33-1

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What is the Cheltenham race schedule for each day?

Seven races will take place each day, with the marquee race of the day off at 3.30pm.

Tuesday, March 15 – Champion Day

  • 1.30pm Supreme Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm Arkle Novices’ Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Ultima Handicap Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Champion Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Mares’ Hurdle (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm National Hunt Novices’ Chase (Racing TV)

Wednesday, March 16 – Ladies Day

  • 1.30pm Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Coral Cup (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Champion Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Cross Country Chase (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Grand Annual Handicap Chase (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm Champion Bumper (Racing TV)

Thursday, March 17 – St Patrick’s Thursday

  • 1.30pm Turners Novices’ Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Ryanair Chase (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Stayers’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Paddy Power Plate (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Mares’ Novice Hurdle (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm Kim Muir Challenge Cup (Racing TV)

Friday, March 18 – Gold Cup Day

  • 1.30pm Triumph Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.10pm County Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 2.50pm Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 3.30pm Gold Cup (ITV 1/ talkSPORT)
  • 4.10pm Festival Hunters’ Chase (ITV 1)
  • 4.50pm Mares’ Chase (Racing TV)
  • 5.30pm Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle (Racing TV)

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