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Cheltenham Festival 2021 Tips

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Tomorrow marks the start of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, the jewel in the crown of National Hunt racing. As a treat for you VIP readers, I am sharing my top tips for the week, so hopefully you can pick a winner or two. Last year 50% of my tips finished in the first 5, which in the big fields of Cheltenham often means an each way pay out. So I am hoping for another good year!

I personally won’t put my money on anything with really short odds, even if I think it will win. So for each race I have tried to pick 3 horses; a short odds favourite I expect to win/place, one with slightly better odds what I think will be in the mix and a bit of an outsider I think could make an impact.

*On writing this, not all horses have been declared for the week, so I will update this post throughout the week, so keep an eye out.

Tuesday 16th March

1:20 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

  • Appreciate It
  • Ballyadam
  • Soaring Glory

1:55 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

  • Shishkin
  • Allmankind
  • Franco De Port

2:30 Ultima Handicap Chase

  • Happygolucky
  • Alnadam
  • Admirals Secret

3:05 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy

  • Honeysuckle
  • Goshen
  • Aspire Tower

3:40 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle

  • Concerista
  • Roksana
  • Black Tears

4:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

  • Saint Sam
  • Houx Gris
  • Druids Altar

4:50 Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices’ Chase

  • Remastered
  • Next Destination
  • Snow Leopardess

Wednesday 17th March

1:20 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle

  • Gaillard Du Mesnil
  • Bravemansgame
  • Does He Know

1:55 Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase

  • Monkfish
  • The Big Breakaway
  • Fiddlerontheroof

2:30 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

  • Craigneiche
  • Guard Your Dreams
  • Grand Roi

3:05 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

  • Chacun Pour Soi
  • Politologue
  • Notebook

3:40 Glenfarclas Chase

  • Easysland
  • Potters Corner
  • Le Breuil

4:15 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

  • Sky Pirate
  • Ibleo
  • Theinval

4:50 Weatherbys Champion Bumper

  • Sir Gerhard
  • Three Stripe Life
  • I Like To Move It

Thursday 18th March

1:20 Marsh Novices’ Chase

  • Envoi Allen
  • Shan Blue
  • Blackbow

1:55 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle 

  • Champange Platinum
  • Brinkley
  • Spiritofthegames

2:30 Ryanair Chase

  • Melon
  • Mister Fisher
  • Kalashnikov

3:05 Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

  • Paisley Park
  • Lisnagar Oscar
  • Fury Road

3:40 Paddy Power Plate Handicap Chase

  • A Wave Of The Sea
  • Farclas
  • Mister Whitaker

4:15 Parnell Properties Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

  • Roseys Hollow
  • Hook Up
  • Telmesomethinggirl

4:50 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase

  • Mount Ida
  • Plan Of Attack
  • Morning Vicar

Friday 19th March

1:20 JCB Triumph Hurdle 

  • Tritonic
  • Quilixios
  • Adagio

1:55 McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle

  • Ganapathi
  • Thyme White
  • Captain Kangaroo

2:30 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

  • Fakiera
  • Adrimel
  • Barbados Bucks

3:05 WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase

  • A Plus Tard
  • Champ
  • Native River

3:40 St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase

  • Billaway
  • It Came To Pass
  • Hazel Hill

4:15 Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase

  • Elimay
  • Shattered Love
  • Magic Of Light

4:50 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 

  • Langer Dan
  • Frontal Assault
  • Leoncavallo

Last Updated on 26/07/2023

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