Cheltenham Festival 2019 Tips
Our tips for the four days of racing at Cheltenham 2019, at the very bottom you will find our best bet for the festival.
*All odds correct at time of publishing.
My Best Bet for the Cheltenham Festival 2019
Thursday 3.30 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle
A brutal and gruelling test as the name suggests has not been great for favourite backers in the last few years. Thistlecrack is the only one to win in the last six renewals but with that in mind he did it in incredible fashion. He won by 7 lengths going away and the 2nd placed horse Alpha Des Obeaux was 22 lengths clear of Bobs Worth in 3rd . With the lack of favourites winning I think people will be happy to take on Paisley Park but you can’t really fault what he has done so far. Ruby Walsh has described him as an ‘ideal’ type for the race and I can’t argue with him. Paisley Park won a handicap at Aintree before completing the 4 timer at Cheltenham by 12 lengths in a grade two contest. It was this race that really made me take note. He disposed of a good field with relative ease and shows he is on the upgrade at present. We know that the course and distance will both be fine and there doesn’t seem to be any chink in his armour. The price is about right but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was backed on Thursday.