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  • We look back on day one of the Cheltenham Festival
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Cheltenham Day One
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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Jon Vine 16 Mar 2021
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The bookies had one of their worst first days of the Cheltenham Festival after three short-priced winners delivered for punters. 

Appreciate It and Shiskin opened the afternoon with lengthy Grade One wins. Honeysuckle then extended her unbeaten record with a superb victory in the Champion Hurdle.

It could have been a lot worse if Concertista had won the Mares’ Hurdle, but she was headed in the final strides by Black Tears.

“Our day started badly with Appreciate it, got worse with Shishkin and became disastrous when Honeysuckle delivered,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams. “The good news is that the Cheltenham Festival is four days, so not all is lost just yet.”

“On paper Wednesday could be even worse with another four red hot favourite.”

Bookmakers were spared further blushes in the two handicaps on the card, which were won by 28/1 shot Vintage Clouds and 80/1 outsider Jeff Kidder. The final race went the way of Galvin, who held off Next Destination and Escaria Ten to win a thrilling National Hunt Chase.
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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) +

    CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A sign is seen outside the course displaying that the meeting is being held behind closed doors prior to Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty benches overlook the racetrack ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Empty bookmaker stalls ahead of day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners make their way down the home straight towards the empty grandstands on the first circuit during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend celebrate winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Appreciate It ridden by Paul Townend after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Paul Townend riding Appreciate It clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville riding Shishkin clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Shishkin to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: The once location of the Guinness Village at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville walks down in front of the main grandstand after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Runners and riders during the Ultima Handicap Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Vintage Clouds ridden by Ryan Mania on their way to winning the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last fence to win the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the home straight first time round on the way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Shishkin ridden by Nico de Boinville wins the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Ryan Mania riding Vintage Clouds (grey horse) clear the last to win The Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle clear the last to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16:  Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore celebrates with the trophy after riding Honeysuckle to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophyat Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Tim Goode - Pool/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore heads up the home straight on the way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Rachael Blackmore onboard Honeysuckle celebrates after victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Black Tears (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy celebrates after riding Black Tears to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Black Tears ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps a hurdle on the home straight first time round on the way to victory in the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Trainer Willie Mullins watches on during the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: A general view as runners in action during The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jeff Kidder (2R) ridden by Sean Flanagan leads up the home straight to win the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin (R) ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to beat Next Destination (C) ridden by Harry Cobden and Escaria Ten (L) ridden by Adrian Heskin in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Jack Kennedy riding Galvin (red cap) clear the last to win The Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: Galvin ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase (Grade 2) on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 16, 2021 in Cheltenham, England. Sporting venues around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit spectators inside venues resulting in events being held behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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