We have now made the confirmations for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

THE BIG BITE is on target for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

ACTIVIAL and SINGLEFARMPAYMENT  have been confirmed for the Ultima Handicap Chase. We have also confirmed SUMKINDOFKING but his preference will more than likely be the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup on Thursday.

CLONDAW CASTLE has not been confirmed for the Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase. Following discussions with his owners we have decided to supplement him in what looks like a very open renewal of the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices Chase.