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Channel 4 Racing: Cheltenham Festival TX: 12 Mar 2013, Week 11

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Twenty thrilling races and over 20 hours of live action, featuring the world’s best jump jockeys and horses, will be televised live on Channel 4 from the fabled four-day Cheltenham Festival on March 12 - 15.

Channel 4’s high definition Festival coverage starts daily on March 12 with The Morning Line live from 7:55am presented by Nick Luck. Former top jump jockey Mick Fitzgerald will be track-side every morning to give his expert evaluation of that day’s runners with Sam Thomas reporting from the stables. The Morning Line will be packed with features, racing news, tips and a daily guest to provide viewers with crucial pointers for the day ahead.

Channel 4 Racing’s Festival coverage runs from 12:35 – 4:20pm with a daily delivery of five races and evening highlight packages. Presented by Clare Balding, she is joined by Nick Luck with Jim McGrath, Mick Fitzgerald, Graham Cunningham and Ted Walsh to provide unrivalled analysis from the track-side studio. Alice Plunkett and Rishi Persad will be out and about bringing all the atmosphere of the thrilling four-day meeting to the screen. Tanya Stevenson will relay the betting updates, with Simon Holt calling home the winners for his thirteenth consecutive year. Alastair Down returns to the fold to deliver daily essay-style preview packages.

Channel 4 Racing: Festival Morning Line: 7:55am

Channel 4 Racing: Cheltenham Festival: 12.35pm - 4.20pm plus evening highlights.

Friday’s Cheltenham BetFred Gold Cup is off at 3.20pm with Channel 4 Racing: Gold Cup Re-Run at 7.55pm.

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