The 2023 Cheltenham Festival is the key meeting in the National Hunt calendar which showcases the best equine talent across Britain and Ireland. With four days of exhilarating jumps racing to look forward to, check out our 2023 Cheltenham Festival tips below, today starting with the opening Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle race.

Cheltenham Friday Tips

Time Race Tip Place Bet
13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Vauban Place Bet
14:10 County Hurdle State Man Place Bet
14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Ginto Place Bet
15:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Galvin Place Bet
16:10 Festival Challenge Cup Hunters’ Chase Dubai Quest Place Bet
16:50 Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Mount Ida  Place Bet
17:30 Martin Pipe Hurdle Adamantly Chosen Place Bet

The final day at Cheltenham Festival is the feature day of the week, Gold Cup Day. Another packed crowd will be in attendance to see who lands the valuable coveted Prize with the best staying chasers in Britain and Ireland going head to head.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup takes centre stage for the final day – day 4 of the meeting. The main storylines revolve around past winners as 2021 champion Minella Indo bounced back to somewhere near his best at Leopardstown recently. He always saves his best for Cheltenham and it is ominous for the rest of the field.

Al Boum Photo will also be in the mix again. The two-time winner has followed his traditional path to the Festival by winning at Tramore and it would bring the house down if he were to win a third.

The day starts with the Triumph Hurdle. More than any other market, this is dominated by Irish-trained runners. Vauban and Pied Piper look set for a rematch.

For those who love a competitive betting heat, the County Hurdle will be the race to watch, with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap another to get excited about to conclude the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Thursday Tips

Time Race Tip Place Bet
Turners Novice Chase
Bob Olinger Place Bet
 Pertemps Network Final Hurdle
Sire Du Berlais Place Bet
 Ryanair Chase
Allaho Place Bet
Stayers’ Hurdle
Paisley Park Place Bet
Plate Handicap Chase
Birchdale Place Bet
Mares’ Novice Hurdle
Love Envoi Place Bet
Kim Muir Chase
Come On Teddy Place Bet

The Irish have had a stranglehold of the Festival in recent years and will be hoping for plenty of success and fortune on Day 3 of the meeting which is St Patrick’s Day. Gordon Elliot has a particularly strong record on this day of the Festival so pay close attention to his handicap runners.

There are two big betting heats on Day 3 Thursday’s card in the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle. Allaho won in stunning fashion in the former 12 months ago and is set to defend his title having gone through 2021/22 unbeaten so far. Is there anyone who could stop him?

Meanwhile the Stayers’ Hurdle has been blown wide open with a number of shock results in the division so far this season. Yet last year’s hero has returned to the top of the market and Gavin Cromwell will be hoping for more of the same from the quirky Flooring Porter.

The opening Marsh Novices’ Chase may be the race to watch however. Two potential superstars could well end up in the lineup in Bob Olinger and Galopin Des Champs, who have both looked imperious over fences so far. A titanic clash awaits. 

The big handicaps include the Pertemps Network Final and the Paddy Power Plate, both always popular Cheltenham betting races and we will be scrutinising the form along with the day’s other handicaps.

Cheltenham Wednesday Tips

Time Race Tip Place Bet
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
Sir Gerhard Place Bet
Brown Advisory Novice Chase
Galopin Des Champs Place Bet
Coral Cup
Good Risk At All Place Bet
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Shishkin Place Bet
 Cross Country Chase
Tiger Roll Place Bet
Grand Annual Chase
A Wave Of The Sea Place Bet
Champion Bumper
American Mike Place Bet

Ladies Day takes centre stage on the second day of the Festival with Nicky Henderson’s Shishkin one of the star attractions as he searches for a third Cheltenham Festival triumph. Whilst Willie Mullins and Paul Townend will be hoping Energumene can reverse Clarence House form and get the better of Nicky Henderson’s unbeaten chaser.

Wednesday’s Cheltenham Tips revolve around the featured Queen Mother Champion Chase. Henry De Bromhead’s Put The Kettle On maintained a fine Cheltenham record when landing the race last year.

The opener is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, won in superb style a year ago by Bob Olinger, who may contest the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase in 2023, the second race on the card.

With a possible 26 horses lining up, the Coral Cup is a chance for bookmakers to get a breather in and was won last year by 33/1 chance Heaven Help Us.

Cheltenham Tuesday Tips

Time Race Tip Place Bet
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
Constitution Hill Place Bet
Arkle Chase
Blue Lord Place Bet
Ultima Handicap Chase
Fantastikas Place Bet
Champion Hurdle
Adagio Place Bet
 Mares’ Hurdle
Royal Kahala Place Bet
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil Place Bet
National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase
Stattler Place Bet

The four-day spectacular meeting gets underway with Champion Day which includes the day’s feature contest, the Champion Hurdle.

The opening Supreme Novices’ Hurdle is building up into a clash between leading Irish and English-trained novice hurdlers. We will be assessing their respective chances and looking for some each-way value in another top-class renewal.

Irish companion Honeysuckle sets the standard in the Champion Hurdle as the star mare bids for another Grade 1 success. We will provide Cheltenham Day 1 Tips for all 7 races on the card including the competitive Ultima Handicap Chase, won last year by Vintage Clouds.

Price Enhancements

What percentage of Favourites win at Cheltenham?

Every punter loves to defeat the bookies and a favourite winning at the Cheltenham Festival is always met with delight within the stands.

In the last ten years at the Cheltenham Festival, favourites have won at a 29% strike rate. Given that field sizes are often bigger than they are throughout the season, it is no surprise that this is slightly down on average.

As a track, favourites often do better over fences at Cheltenham. In the last five seasons, 41% (47/116) of favourites have won races at any Cheltenham meeting over the larger obstacles, compared to 38% over hurdles (43/113) and just 19% in bumpers (5/27).

Cheltenham Betting Tips: How to Read a Form Guide

When selecting your Cheltenham Festival 2023 bets you might want to consider key components such as trainer and jockey. However, the previous form counts for plenty when considering your next Festival flutter, especially at the Cheltenham Festival.

The form shows a horse’s performance in its previous races and is seen by many punters as an indication of a horse’s future performance and the chance of winning when contesting its next race. On a race card, the form will be highlighted next to each individual runner in a race, it is normally arranged as a line of numbers denoting finishing positions or certain abbreviations. The form on a racecard runs from left to right, with the oldest races on the left and the most recent performances on the right. Below is a quick and easy guide on how to read the form and what you should look out for when selecting your next wager:

  • A number between 1-9 indicate the position the horse finished in the race
  • A 0 indicates that the horse finished outside the first 9 positions in a race
  • The symbol separates racing seasons. Form figures before the are from the previous campaign.
  • P or PU indicates that the horse was pulled up by the jockey and did not complete the race
  • F indicates the horse fell during the race
  • R indicates a horse refused to race
  • BD indicates the horse was brought down by another runner in the race
  • U or UR indicates that the horse unseated its jockey during the race
  • C indicates a horse has won at that particular course before
  • D indicates a horse has won over that distance before
  • CD indicates a horse has won over both the course and distance
  • BF stands for beaten favourite and indicates a horse was favourite for a race last time out but failed to win

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Cheltenham Festival Expert Tipster Guide 2023

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season with 28 races across four days of top-class Jump racing. Cheltenham accounted for eight of the top ten races in 2020 in terms of betting turnover with only the Grand National and the Epsom Derby preventing a clean sweep. The world-famous Cheltenham crowds return to the festival this year but for any punters unable to make the track both ITV and BBC Radio 5 Live will provide extensive free-to-air coverage of the meeting.

Our dedicated form experts will be burning the midnight oil on your behalf to find the best value Cheltenham bets on each of the four days. We will be regularly updating our Cheltenham betting tips as the festival approaches with in-depth analysis of the top races. We will also be highlighting the very best Cheltenham free bets and special offers.

Providing Expert Tips for Cheltenham 2023

The Cheltenham Festival 2023 promises to be as thrilling as ever with several previous champions defending their titles. Al Boum Photo lost his crown in 2021 and all eyes will be on the Willie Mullins-trained chaser as he bids to retain his title in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

The Cheltenham Festival is more of a marathon than a sprint for punters and the action kicks off on Tuesday where Honeysuckle bids to win her second Champion Hurdle. Put The Kettle On bids to repeat her Queen Mother Champion Chase win on Wednesday. Allaho is likely to defend his Ryanair Chase crown on Thursday while 2019 winner Paisley Park will be on a retrieval mission in the Stayers’ Hurdle after his shock defeat in 2020 and respectable third last year.

Other star names to look out for during the festival include Shishkin, Tiger Roll, Honeysuckle and Allaho. We will be rating the chances of all these jumping stars in our market mover shortlist as well as trying to unravel the form of some of the most competitive handicaps of the season.

When do we update our Cheltenham Festival 2023 tips?

Our Cheltenham Festival 2023 Tips will be updated on site on the evening before each day’s racing. We will of course be covering all the big trials in the build-up to the festival and providing in-depth analysis of all the top Cheltenham races.

Daily Cheltenham Festival Tips

Our racing experts will be evaluating the form for every race at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. From the Grade 1 races like the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle through to the big handicaps like the Coral Cup and County Hurdle, we will provide expert Cheltenham tips throughout the week. We aim to leave no stone unturned in our search for winners and will be listing our selections the day before racing.

Cheltenham Betting Tips For Tomorrow

We aim to get our Cheltenham Tips for tomorrow online in plenty of time, typically the evening before racing. This gives you the opportunity to read our expert opinions on the top Cheltenham races before placing your bets. You will also have a chance to take advantage of the best early prices and any Cheltenham special offers. If there are any Cheltenham free bets or money back offers on tomorrow’s racing, we will make sure we highlight them on our pages.

Our Free 2023 Cheltenham Racing Tips

We are relentless in our search for winners and you can find our free racing tips right across the site. We provide tips for all meetings, including every race at the Cheltenham Festival 2023. Our free tips are displayed the evening before racing in an easy-to-read format along with expert guidance from our resident tipsters, including their Cheltenham accumulator picks and other multiple bet selections. 

Expert Cheltenham Tipsters On Hand

We have assembled a strong team of expert racing tipsters and well-informed writers to bring you the highest quality content and best Cheltenham 2023 tips. The Cheltenham Festival is the championship meeting for National Hunt racing with the top horses from Great Britain and Ireland competing over four days. We have specialists in all areas of the sport from the all-weather on the flat to the top jumps racing in Ireland.

The combined knowledge of our experts covers everything from speed figures to betting trends. They also have a keen eye for value in the betting markets. We bring all this knowledge together in one place to give the punter an edge in the battle to beat the bookmaker. You will find our free Cheltenham 2023 racing tips and Cheltenham betting tips right here on the evening before racing.