Every day of the Cheltenham Festival, our racing editor Jon Herbert will be giving his tips for the day's races.
Here are his winners for the first day:
Cheltenham: 1.30 Vautour (BEST BET); 2.05 Trifolium; 2.40 Time For Rupert (NEXT BEST); 3.20 The New One; 4pm Quevega; 4.40 Foxrock; 5.15 Ericht.
Best bet: Vautour (Cheltenham 1.30) He retained his unbeaten record with a decisive defeat of a Grade One winner last time out and can make it a great start to the Festival for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh.
Next best: Time For Rupert (Cheltenham 2.40) The one-time Gold Cup contender looks potentially well handicapped and can gain his fourth course win.