CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TIPS 2023
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL TIPS 2023
|Time||Race||Our Tip||Place Bet|
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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 the 2023 Cheltenham tips below, today starting with the opening Turners Novice Chase
Cheltenham Friday Tips (Day 4)
|13:30||JCB Triumph Hurdle||Lossiemouth||Place Bet|
|14:10||County Hurdle||Filey Bay||Place Bet|
|14:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||Hiddenvalley Lake||Place Bet|
|15:30||Cheltenham Gold Cup||Galopin Des Champs||Place Bet|
|16:10||Festival Challenge Cup Hunters’ Chase||Vaucelet||Place Bet|
|16:50||Paddy Power Mares’ Chase||Impervious||Place Bet|
|17:30||Martin Pipe Hurdle||Spanish Harlem||Place Bet|
Our free day 4 Cheltenham tips are in the table above.
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 day starts with the Triumph Hurdle which also has a big Willie Mullins ‘banker’ of the week. Lossiemouth has been many people’s idea of the winner for this for a long time and is clear ante-post favourite. Although the money for Blood Destiny is interesting.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup takes centre stage for the final day – day 4 of the meeting. A Plus Tard was last year’s winner, doing it in tremendous style. He will line up again, but has had a tricky season having flopped at Haydock on seasonal debut.
The hot-favourite is set to be Galopin Des Champs who painstakingly fell at the last last year in the Turner’s Novices’ Chase when clear. He will look to put that behind him this year and is a huge favourite to do so.
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 Tuesday Tips (Day 1)
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
|Facile Vega||Place Bet|
Ultima Handicap Chase
|Constitution Hill||Place Bet|
|Love Envoi||Place Bet|
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase
|Gaillard Du Mesnil||Place Bet|
Here are our day 1 hot tips for Cheltenham in the table above. 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 where Willie Mullins’ Facile Vega heads the market.
Facile Vega was well beaten on his last start in Ireland in what was a rapidly run race. Willie Mullins had his excuses for the defeat, and we’re willing to forgive him the run given his exploits here last year and up to his latest run. The markets have been very keen on him at the prices and plenty close to the yard are confident we will see a different horse to the one last time. The rain that is coming in the next few days will also help his case, the softer the better you feel for this horse.
In the Arkle Chase it looks a toss up between Jonbon and El Fabiolo. Both can be backed at around 6/4 and we’ve narrowly sided with Jonbon from the Nicky Henderson stable. He looks an absolutely assured jumper of a fence and will put El Fabilo under plenty of pressure in that department. It’s not our most confident tip of the day, but Jonbon can get the UK team on the board.
The Ultima Handicap is one of the rare ones at Cheltenham where it is dominated historically by British winners. 13 of the last 13 have come from the UK and we’re narrowly siding with David Pipe’s Remastered who has been in fine form this year with a couple of wins to his name. Should go well for a trainer who tends to fair well in big handicaps at Cheltenham.
Later in the day last year’s Supreme winner, the unbelievably talented Constitution Hill runs in the Champion Hurdle and is many punter’s idea of the ‘banker’ of the week. We will provide Cheltenham Day 1 Tips for all 7 races on the card including the competitive Ultima Handicap Chase and Mares’ Hurdle.
The aforementioned Mares’ Hurdle has the potential to be the race of the week. Last year’s Champion Hurdler Honeysuckle is 98% top run here, but faces stiff competition from the likes of Eptatane, Love Envoi, Brandy Love and last year’s winner Marie’s Rock. Narrow preference if for Harry Fry’s star mare Love Envoi although it’s a tough race to call with some genuine Grade 1 talent in.
Cheltenham Wednesday Tips (Day 2)
Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
|Hermes Allen||Place Bet|
Brown Advisory Novice Chase
|The Real Whacker||Place Bet|
|Beacon Edge||Place Bet|
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Cross Country Chase
|Delta Work||Place Bet|
Grand Annual Chase
|Dads Lad||Place Bet|
|It’s For Me||Place Bet|
Our day 2 Cheltenham tips are in the table above. Ladies Day takes centre stage on the second day of the Festival with Willie Mullins once again having the headline act with Energumene looking for a 2nd win in the Champion Chase.
Wednesday’s Cheltenham Tips revolve around the featured Queen Mother Champion Chase where he heads the market, but last year’s Arkle winner Edwardstone promises to provide stiff competition.
The opener is the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle where Paul Nicholls has a live chance with Challow Hurdle winner Hermes Allen heading for the race. He has to break the voodoo of being the first Challow Hurdle winner to win the race. Of all 18 winners to run in the Ballymore they all were beaten, although nine finished second or third.
The Brown Advisory isn’t the strongest renewal on face value. We’ve selected Cheltenham winner The Real Whacker as he’s the best jumper of them all and could get them at it, exposing any frailties in that department.
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 50/1 shot Commander of Fleet. There will be the usual huge field and any number of horses that can win the race.
The Queen Mother looks a real match up with last year’s scorer Eneurgumene lining up against Arkle hero Edwardstone in a mouth watering headline race. The former is our narrow pick as he should now be spot on for this contest and will enjoy some of the rain we’re getting. On his day he has a real engine and can quicken past a few of these.
The Cross Country is a real marmite affair, but one thing we know is that Delta Work loves it. He beat Tiger Roll in a thriller last year and has been running well in these so far this season. Off level weights he looks sure to run a huge race, but stablemate Galvin is a massive danger.
Cheltenham Thursday Tips (Day 3)
Turners Novice Chase
|Mighty Potter||Place Bet|
Pertemps Network Final Hurdle
|Home By The Lee||Place Bet|
Plate Handicap Chase
|So Scottish||Place Bet|
Mares’ Novice Hurdle
Kim Muir Chase
In the table located above, we have provided you with our Cheltenham tips for the third day of the four-day Cheltenham festival.
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 is the king of the Ryanair Chase having gone back-to-back last season. He however has been ruled out with injury. Enter the mighty Shishkin who has taken his place as hot-favourite. He came back to life at Ascot, seemingly relishing the extra distance and will be very hard to stop here.
Meanwhile the Stayers’ Hurdle has been blown wide open with a number of shock results in the division so far this season.The horse who made it back-to-back wins was Stayers’ hero Flooring Porter last season but he hasn’t been at that level this season. He will be on the premises again along with other division staples like Paisley Park and Home By The Lee.
The market is keen on Blazing Khal but his participation was in doubt in the build up, so it will be interesting to see whether he’s fully fit. French raider Gold Tweet won the Cleeve Hurdle and has been supplemented for the race, so connections clearly fancy his chances.
The Turner’s Handicap will see some highly rated chase Novices as per usual, with Gordon Elliot’s Mighty Potter topping the market. In a race that lacks depth, he looks like one of the best bets of the Festival.
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.
In the Mares’ Novice Hurdle Nicky Henderson’s unbeaten mare Luccia looks to be the key horse and will be difficult to beat.
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. A Plus Tard will return this year having won the 2022 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 Facile Vega bids to land the odds in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Energumene bids to repeat his Queen Mother Champion Chase win on Wednesday. Allaho is likely to defend his Ryanair Chase crown again on Thursday while Flooring Porter looks to make it a hat-trick in the Stayers’ Hurdle.
Other star names to look out for during the festival include the immense Constitution Hill, Galopin Des Champs, Hermes Allen and Honeysuckle. 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.
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Our Free 2023 Cheltenham Racing Tips
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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.