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The 27 races that make up the Cheltenham Festival are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar, with around 500 horses competing for over £3.4 million of win and place prize money which compete only with the Grand National in terms of prestige in the jump racing calendar.

Our site contains everything you need to know about these four magical days in March, when the whole racing community converges on Prestbury Park for the Olympics of National Hunt racing:

Cheltenham Festival tips: Our dedicated tipping team will be working around the clock in the build up to the meeting to make sure that your receive the essential advice for all the key races at the Festival.  Our team have been working their way through the Cheltenham form ever since the season began and we're confident that we have a number of winners lined up ahead of this year's fixture.

2017 Cheltenham Festival tips

Date - TimeEvent Name Location
14 Mar 2017 13:30Supreme Novices’ HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 14:10Arkle Challenge TrophyCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 14:50The Festival Handicap ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 15:30Champion HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 16:10Mares HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 16:50National Hunt ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
14 Mar 2017 17:30Novices Handicap ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 13:30Neptune Novices HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 14:10RSA ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 14:50Coral CupCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 15:30Queen Mother Champion ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 16:10Cross Country ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 16:50Fred Winter HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
15 Mar 2017 17:30Champion BumperCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 13:30JLT Novices ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 14:10Pertemps Handicap HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 14:50Ryanair ChaseCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 15:30World HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 16:10The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Handicap Chase Cheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 16:50Mares HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
16 Mar 2017 17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 13:30Triumph HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 14:10County HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 14:50Albert Bartlett Novices HurdleCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 15:30Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 16:10Foxhunter Challenge CupCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 16:50Conditional JockeyCheltenham Racecourse
17 Mar 2017 17:30Grand Annual Chase Cheltenham Racecourse

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Reviews: We review every race at the Cheltenham Festival for the last few years. Each race page on the site records how the races unfolded and our take on the performances of note.

Previews: Read our Cheltenham Festival betting previews, with an in-depth analysis of each contest - providing invaluable guidance on finding the Cheltenham Festival winners. Best of all, our Cheltenham Festival tips are completely free.

Of course, you can then decide whether to follow our advice or use your own intuition to make your final selections. However, we have enjoyed some remarkable success in recent years and here are just a few of the pointers you could have found:

Cheltenham Expert Tips

Our tipsters fired in winners at 33/1, 16/1, 12/1, 8/1, 6/1 & more at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Festival winners

2015 Supreme Novices' Hurdle - "It has been impossible to ignore the confidence behind Douvan in recent weeks and he looks set to hammer the bookies in the opener" (Douvan won by over four lengths at 2/1)

2015 Champion Hurdle - "If you have one bet all week then it has to be Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle. He looks a cut above the opposition and he can't be opposed" (Faugheen powers to victory at 4/5)

2015 Neptune Investment Hurdle - "Windsor Park is threatening to deliver a huge performance and Dermot Weld's charge is certainly good enough to win this" (Windsor Park wins at 9/2)

2015 Coral Cup - "Paul Nicholls has been keen to play down the chances of French recruit Aux Ptits Soins but ignore his comments.  He looks to have a superb chance in the most competitive race of the entire week" (Aux Ptits Soins wins the Coral Cup at 9/1)

2015 Pertemps Final - "Nicky Henderson's Call The Cops still looks to be well in and there will be no horse cruising through the race as well as him. He is a fantastic each-way bet" (The selection wins at 9/1)

2015 Ryanair Chase - "Uxizandre looks a big price for a horse that was in superb form earlier in the year and he has an each-way squeak" (AP McCoy and Uxizandre win at 16/1)

2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup - "Connections of Coneygree can prove that they were right to pitch their horse into Gold Cup company and he can make all for a famous victory" - (Wins the feature at 7/1)

2015 Martin Pipe Handicap - "Killultagh Vic isn't as well fancied as Mullins' Roi Des Francs but he has every chance and he is sure to be in the mix" (He wins at a tasty 7/1)

Famous Cheltenham Festival winners

We've been firing in winners for years, take a look at some of our older Cheltenham Festival winning tips:

Champion Hurdle – "Sublimity has a good combination of speed and stamina and will be suited by the way the race is run…Afsoun could prove best of the outsiders" (Sublimity won comfortably at 16-1 and Afsoun was third at 28-1).

Brit Insurance Hurdle – "Wichita Lineman looks like being many people’s banker of the Festival and he is hard to oppose. He seems to have all the attributes necessary to land this is not hard to see an outsider making the frame and the one to follow could be Air Force One" (Wichita Lineman won by 12 lengths at 11-8 and Air Force One was second at 25-1).

Jewson Handicap – "L’Antartique’s trainer Ferdy Murphy had an excellent Festival last season...this looks like his trip and if the stable’s horses are again showing signs of form at the Festival he could be worth an interest at a big price" (L’Antartique won at 20-1).

Arkle – "Noland definitely looks the one to beat. Tidal Bay would be the biggest danger to the selection if running here in preference to the Sun Alliance, whilst the front running Kruguyrova won’t be easy to peg back and could hold on for a place" (The result? 1st Tidal Bay 6-1, 2nd Kruguyrova 9-1, 3rd Noland 7-4!)

Coral Cup – "Ferdy Murphy is better known for the exploits of his chasers at recent Festivals, but Naiad Du Misselot has a big chance here...He is only lightly raced, and should have plenty of improvement in him" (Naiad Du Misselot won at 7-1).

Champion Hurdle - "Whilst Binocular is worthy favourite, Punjabi seems to save his best for the spring and will be hard to keep out of the frame" (Punjabi won at 22-1).

Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle - "Pride Of Dulcote looks the pick of the fancied runners, but Weapon's Amnesty is our choice" (Weapon's Amnesty won at 8-1, Pride of Dulcote finished second at 3-1).

Arkle Chase - "Sizing Europe's break from the track will serve him well and his ability to quicken and relentless engine were on show in an impressive racecourse gallop last week.  It is easy to see why his trainer is extremely bullish and he too believes that Cheltenham will suit Sizing Europe much better than Leopardstown. He is an extremely classy horse and his price already makes him a very attractive each-way betting proposition." (Sizing Europe was advised and won at 5/1)

Coral Cup - "Spirit River was unlucky at Newbury last time out, but he hacked up here in December and must have a huge chance if he lasts out the trip. His form in France suggests he has every chance of doing so" (Spirit River won at 14-1).

Imperial Commander wins the Gold Cup.

Gold Cup - "Billed as a two horse race, but that leaves Cheltenham specialist Imperial Commander outstanding value. Kauto Star and Denman have obvious chances but, with his untapped potential at the trip, Imperial looks the better bet" (Imperial Commander won at 7-1).

Supreme Novices Hurdle - "Cue Card is a worthy favourite, but Al Ferof looks a solid each-way alternative. Sprinter Sacre could be anything and may give the selection most to do" (Al Ferof won at 10-1, Sprinter Sacre was third at 11-1).

Champion Hurdle - "The faster pace and better ground at Cheltenham are certain to suit Hurricane Fly's breathtaking acceleration and with his slick jumping, ability to stay and his desire to get his head in front, the French import has all the necessary ingredients to finally prove he is the best hurdler on both sides of the Irish Sea." (Hurricane Fly won after being advised at 11/2)

David Nicholson Mares Hurdle - "It is impossible to look beyond Quevega who looks a class above her rivals here" (Quevega won at 5-6).

Neptune Novices Hurdle - "In a race that looks unlikely to produce a shock, preference is for First Lieutenant whose win at Leopardstown in December is working out really well" (First Lieutenant won at 7-1).

Fred Winter Novices Hurdle - "What A Charm is very well handicapped on her flat form and fillies have a decent record in this race, she is taken to run a big race" (What A Charm won at 9-1).

Jewson Novices Chase - "Preference is for Noble Prince, who was just about the best of these over hurdles, and a step up in trip and better ground should see him improve the already decent form he has shown over fences to date" (Noble Prince won at 4-1).

Don’t forget, the prices above are the SPs, but our ante-post Festival tips are posted on the site in advance of the relevant contests at a time when even more rewarding odds are available. For example, Sublimity was generally available at 50-1 when we highlighted his chances in February 2007.

Trends: In making our selections, we pay special attention to the patterns that have developed over the years, as Cheltenham is such a unique course and the races at the Festival have their own special characteristics. Certainly, history repeats itself here more than at any other meeting and our careful analysis of these trends enables us to whittle down large fields to a few prime contenders.

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2017 Cheltenham Festival schedule

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