Cheltenham Festival 2020 Tips

Our tips for the four days of racing at Cheltenham 2020, we’ve compiled our top picks for this year’s festival.

You want to do well when Cheltenham returns on March 10th, and we want you to do well…it’s as easy as that. Therefore, we’ve got some betting advice for you!

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Day 1 (Champion Day)

On the first day, you have plenty of opportunities to make money with the Supreme Novices Hurdle, Champion Hurdle, and the Arkle Novice’s Chase. Here’s our predictions:

  • Supreme Novices Hurdle – Asterion Forlong
  • Champion Hurdle – Epatante
  • Arkle Chase – Notebook

Day 2 (Ladies Day)

On the second day, we have the Coral Cup and much of the attention has been on Birchdale and Nicky Henderson. Over hurdles, this horse has won two from three so far and we expect another strong performance here.

For the Queen Mother Champion Chase, there’s another clear favourite and we don’t advise backing any horse other than Chacun Pour Soi. If you are to stray from the favourite, Altior could be a good one since he has won the race twice before (as well as having two other Cheltenham wins under the belt!).

Day 3 (St Patrick Day)

As we get closer to the Gold Cup, we find the Ryanair Chase and the JLT Novice’s Chase, and these are the two big events from the Thursday. If you want to back a winner, we recommend Min and Lostintranslation respectively.

Elsewhere, keep an eye on Defi Du Seuil. He won the JLT Novices Chase in 2019, has won 10 of 15 (and placed in another two), and could be a good horse to support for the Ryanair Chase.

Day 4 (Gold Cup)

At this point, we reach the big one – the Gold Cup. Compared to years gone by, this is actually one of the hardest to predict because the field seems to be wide open. The seven-year-old Al Boum Photo is perhaps the favourite, and he has history in the event having won it all last year. Although not as strong as last year, Al Boum Photo is still joint favourite with most bookies, and this shows that you can never really count him out.

Last May, the Punchestown Festival brought a surprise as Kemboy beat Al Boum Photo, so we wouldn’t rule out this happening for a second time. The only drawback to choosing Kemboy is that syndicate irregularities prevented him from running earlier in the season. Could he be out of practice and out of form?

Thirdly, we like the look of Delta Work. With Gordon Elliot as the trainer, there’s Gold Cup history there and Delta Work has won five chases. Although Down Royal only brought a 4th place, you don’t need to worry about this because it was a prep race for the Savills Chase.

Other outside choices include:

  • Presenting Percy
  • Morale
  • Santini

There we have it, our tips for Cheltenham Festival. Good luck; remember to have fun and stop betting when the fun stops. Will you choose the favourite, or do you like the look of one of the outsiders?