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.

Day 1   
RaceTimeTipBest Price
Supreme Novices'13.30Elixir De Nutz E/W15/2 Betfair
Arkle Chase14.10Glen Forse4/1 William Hill
Ultime Handicap Chase14.50Mister Whitaker E/W10/1 William Hill
Champion Hurdle15.30Apples Jade9/4 William Hill
Mares' Hurdle16.10Stormy Island E/W8/1 William Hill
Close Brothers Novices Handicap16.50A Plus Tard E/W8/1 Bet365
National Hunt Chase17.30Discorama E/W8/1 William Hill
Day 2   
RaceTimeTipBest Price
Ballymore Novices Hurdle13.30City Island10/1 Paddy Power
RSA Chase14.10Delta Work2/1 Paddy Power
Coral Cup14.50Uradel7/1 William Hill
Champion Chase15.30Sceau Royal E/W16/1 Bet365
Cross Country16.10Tiger Roll11/10 Coral
Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle16.50Friend Or Foe E/W8/1 William Hill
Champion Bumper17.30Blue Sari E/W4/1 Bet365
Day 3   
RaceTimeTipBest Price
JLT Novices13.30Lostintranslation3/1 Betway
Pertemps Final14.10First Assignment E/W11/1 Betfair
Ryanair Chase14.50Top Notch E/W12/1 William Hill
Stayer's Hurdle15.30Paisley Park7/4 Betfair
Brown Advisory Plate16.10Azerti E/W33/1 William Hill
Mares Novices Hurdle16.50Posh Trish E/W5/1 Skybet
Kimd Muir Challenge Cup17.30Measureofmydreams11/2 William Hill
Day 4   
RaceTimeTipBest Price
Triumph Hurdle13.30Sir Eric11/8 BlackType
Country Hurdle14.10Wonder Laish E/W8/1 Bet365
Albert Bartlett Novices14.50Lisnagar Oscar E/W7/1 William Hill
Gold Cup15.30Bellshill E/W14/1 Unibet
Foxhunter Chase16.10Wonderful Charm E/W14/1 Betfred
Grand Annual16.50Bun Doran E/W25/1 Coral
Martin Pipe Handicap17.30Its All Guesswork E/W20/1 Coral

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.