Cheltenham Live Streaming Schedule : Friday at Prestury Park available online

The first races of the National Hunt horse racing season get underway at Cheltenham with latest odds on Handicap Chase, Novices Hurdle, Cross Country Chase as fans can watch all the action with Paddy Power’s Cheltenham live streaming service.

The appetiser before the main course is plated up at Cheltenham on Friday as Countryside Day provides the perfect build-up for Saturday’s blockbuster Paddy Power Gold Cup meeting.

There are four live televised Channel 4 races for punters to get stuck into on Friday, and taking your custom to Bet365 is always the way when betting on races on Channel 4.

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Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on a bet365 televised race and you can have a free bet to the same stake on the next Channel 4 race. The offer is available is open to punters of two specific races each day but it is seen at its most popular when a big meeting is being covered on Channel 4.

Looking through the card itself, there does seem to be ample opportunities to grab some decent prices about horses that could fall into the bigger than 4/1 category.

The main punting race of the day looks to be the Handicap Chase at 1.50. This race has been won for the last three years by trainer Nicky Henderson, who always seems to target his best handicapped two-mile chaser at this particular handicap.

Kid Cassidy is his only runner this year and at 9/2 with the sponsors, certainly looks the horse to be on. It would be an emotional victory for all that are involved with a horse, as Kid Cassidy has had to endure some traumatic experiences in his racing career thus far.

He survived being electrocuted in the Newbury paddock in February last year when both Fenix Two and Marching Song lost their lives. He never really recovered from that experience and again came close to being out down when taking a heavy fall at Lingfield last season.

But Henderson has always held this horse in high regard, and it could be a case of when his confidence returns, which looked like it could be on his last start at Aintree, then he could make a mockery of his handicap mark. He was never going to play a serious part at Aintree after becoming detached early on, but showed his talent when finishing strongly joining the principals and is capable of plenty better returning to his favourite track. He looks a solid price to make it four wins in four years in this race for his talented trainer.

The opening race, the Steel Plate And Sections Novices´ Chase at 1.15, looks likely to be a fascinating battle with the highly regarded Fingal Bay taken to out-stay his rivals. Philip Hobbs’ star novice has big things expected of him this season, with a stint at the gruelling RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival very much on his radar. The trip may be on the short side for him here but he should be capable of winning over it, if he has serious aspirations of winning at Cheltenham in March.

The Opus Energy Novices´ Hurdle, run at 2.25, will reveal some big clues for the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Trainer’s Paul Nicholls, Henderson, and Jonjo O’Neill have entered a strong hand, with Dodging Bullets representing Nicholls, Tominator for O’Neill and Spirt Maige for Henderson.

Of the three, Henderson’s runner, who is owned by Michael Buckley, won his race at Ayr more comfortably than the formbook suggests last year, and he could be a nice prospect for the stable.

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