But there was some bad news from the 67-year-old as Champion Hurdle favourite Buveur D'Air's stablemate was withdrawn.
The favourite's stable companion Charli Parcs had cut out the pace, firstly in the company of former champion Faugheen (4/1), and then on his own.
"Buveur D'Air has been winning races by large margins all season and that was the first race he has been in".
Instead it was left to Buveur D'Air and Melon to go neck and neck after the final hurdle with Barry Geraghty's mount just coming out on top. It's just been in the back of my mind and has always anxious me. It was job done. "That's a big relief, he was expected to collect. I've not had a talk to JP (McManus) to see what anybody wants to do, but as long as there's some soft ground around he could run".
Leading Irish trainer Willie Mullins enjoyed another fantastic day the Festival, swooping three winners from seven races.
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh combined for their first victor at this year's Festival with 6-to-5-on favourite Footpad claiming the Arkle.
Walsh, who only last week returned to action having been sidelined since suffering a broken leg in November, said: "It sent the hairs down the back of my neck".
New penalty drop in golf will be from knee height
There is also no penalty for merely touching the line of a putt. "We're not testing whether you can navigate around a shoe print". The process began six years ago when the two groups began to analyze the rules and an agreement was finally reached this year.
"I thought Melon was going to beat me".
Mullins said of Footpad: "This fellow could be a Gold Cup horse".
Trainer Nicky Henderson will decide tomorrow morning whether Queen Mother Champion Chase favourite Altior will make the race.
They made it a double when Benie Des Dieux and Walsh won the Mares hurdle in a 9-1 double for Walsh who made it winners numbers 57 and 58 at Cheltenham.
Summerville Boy (9-1) recovered from at least one shuddering error to claim a last-gasp victory in the curtain-raising Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
The 5-to-1 favourite Coo Star Sivola claimed the Ultima Handicap Chase - the third race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
The concluding Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase went to Mick Channon's 13-2 shot Mister Whitaker, ridden by Brian Hughes.
The ROA tells us exactly what earnings were generated from the invested capital. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) for 267 shares. (NASDAQ: TSLA ). The company was initiated on Friday, January 22 by Credit Suisse. 80,752 were reported by Great Lakes Advisors Limited Company.
The warning comes after the north of Queensland has been devastated by floods which last week was declared a disaster situation. Southeast Queensland beaches could be pounded with four-metre waves in coming days as a tropical low sweeps along the coast.
By nominating 72-year-old Rajmani Patel, the Congress party has played safe and is seen as an attempt to woo OBCs. Senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil told the media: "In the end, it is Satyameva Jayate (victory for truth)".
Glenn battled injuries throughout 2017, and the Bills placed him on injured reserve in December after he appeared in six games. The 28-year-old still has three years left on his five-year, $60 million deal that runs through the 2020 season.
The governor's veto comes despite pressure from Democrats, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Cardinal Blase Cupich. The measure passed the Democratic-controlled legislature just days after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school.
However, the entire team inclusive of the actor, director and producer Karan Johar, has been furious thinking about the costume. They are being trained by Israeli movement coach Ido Portal and his student, Jonathan Fletcher in Bulgaria.
With Wilkerson now in the fold, the Packers have a formidable defensive line that also includes Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark . He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.
Three consecutive NLCS appearances, two NL Central Titles, and a World Series Championship... the first in 108 years. Arrieta will join Aaron Nola atop the Phillies' rotation on a team that finished last in the NL East.
Kelly Clarkson has fit right into the role, and fans are loving her on the show but she admits it's not as easy as it seems. First to join Shelton's team was Bransen Ireland , who performed the late Don Williams' "Tulsa Time".
Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $5.78 Billion for the current quarter. Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 selling transactions for $8.39 million activity.
He has been linked with leaving Chelsea for good with Antonio Conte's apparently unconvinced by his qualities. The BVB are third in the Bundesliga and are fighting to qualify for the Champions League.
Titans agree to 4-year deal with RB Dion Lewis
The 49ers reportedly showed interest in Patriots free agent Dion Lewis but didn't end up landing the talented running back. He's the exact type of shifty, dual-threat back the Titans needed in the backfield alongside Henry.
Trump considers former Texas governor to take over VA
Current and former VA employees have also emailed unconfirmed statements of mismanagement stemming from the agency . President Trump hands a pen to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin during a White House photo-op in January.
Trainer For Stephen Curry Says Ankle Injury 'Nothing Major'
The Dubs still managed to beat San Antonio, thanks in large part to some clutch play from Kevin Durant down the stretch. Credit must also be given to the way the Timberwolves fought back and exposed weaknesses in the Warrior's defense.
Kyrie Irving (knee) won't play Wednesday for Celtics
Kyrie Irving will miss Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards with knee soreness, according to ESPN's Chris Forsberg . If Smart is sidelined for an extended period of time (potentially into the playoffs), it would be a big hit to the Celtics.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce new tour
In 2014, hip-hop power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z embarked on the On The Run Tour , and there was rejoicing. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting March 19.
BJP, Congress gear up for Gujarat Rajya Sabha elections
These include eight of the BJP, one each of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, an Independent and three others. Jaya Bachchan of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party's Bhim Rao Ambedkar had filed their papers last week.
Dog dies on United flight after being placed in overhead bin
Of 40 total incidents involving animal loss, injury or death in 2017, 18 incidents involved an animal's death on United Airlines . They could not say if anyone has been disciplined as a result of the incident, as the investigation is ongoing.
Broncos Going After Keenum At Quarterback
The veteran quarterback completedly almost 68 percent of his passes and posted a 3-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio. What the signing of Keenuum shows most is the discrepancy in opinion among National Football League front offices.
Producers of Dhadak issue no-phone policy on sets
Dhadak producer Karan Johar has reportedly issued a no-phone policy on set after some scenes from the film were leaked online. The video has been leaked has been shot out by fans who had queued up outside the sets to catch a glimpse of the stars.
Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Arrested In Corruption Case
To deposit checks from your campaign committee into your personal checking account to pay things off is not common. Thomas also allegedly used campaign funds to make payments on insurance policies and rent, Schneiderman said.
American are spending more on health care but why?
Despite this, the United States still lags behind all other developed countries when it comes to the quality of said healthcare. However, on a per capita basis, the USA spends much more than any other country: $9451 in 2015, compared to Germany's $5267.