The greatest show on earth starts today - The four days of the Cheltenham Festival, and these are a few of my thoughts for day one - obviously I am in the sort of tipping form that will force you to swerve this lot!! 1.30. I had a good word for Medermit earlier in the week and may reward each way support, Lay Cousin Vinny if he has not been eating or drinking that must affect his chances in such competitive renewal. 2.05 I'msingingtheblues has very good form and will run very well, at a slightly bigger price Planet Of Sound is a horse I like a lot but wether he is up to winning I don't know. 2.40 Ultra tricky but two that may have plenty of improvement in them are Possol in first time cheek pieces, second in the Racing Post chase is good form and the headgear could ring out a little bit extra, and off a low weight Tony Martin employs the headgear for Patsy Hall, and his very shrewd trainer may just be trying to land a touch (watch for a market move) 3.20 The Champion Hurdle will be won by Binocular - look no furhter!! (Whiteoak each way) 4.00 Cross Country - go to the bar!! 4.40 Mares Final should go to the Fav. Willie Mullins really rates her and she should win. It will be interesting to see how Give It Time runs as she was a mare that a couple of us tried to buy off the flat and it will be bitter sweet if she runs a big one!! Good Luck - more tomorrow if these go OK.