THE waiting is almost over for the greatest show on turf with the Cheltenham Festival getting under way on Tuesday.

Our resident racing expert JohnB has made a cracking start to the month with his tips and is looking to take it up a gear at the big one next week.

Here’s a recap of his picks for Cheltenham:

Gold Cup (Posted these in December)

SILVINIACO CONTI 8-1 e-w NAP Paddy Power Boylesports

Queen Mother Champion Chase
CHAMPAGNE FEVER 14-1 e-w Bet365 Paddy Power

Cheltenham Festival Special
VAUTOUR to win at the festival 15-8 William Hill

Mares Hurdle


World Hurdle (Posted on Feb 15)

ANNIE POWER 6-1 Bet365 Boylesports BetVictor

BRIAR HILL 25-1 Bet365 Paddy Power Coral Skybet Betway

These two are non-runner no bet with bookies mentioned.


Champion hurdle (Posted on Feb 27)


Gold Cup

Triumph hurdle


Novice handicap chase (Posted on Mar 5)

CHAMPAGNE JAMES 16-1 e/w Betfred
non-runner no bet

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  1. Tom SALFORD BOY Walton 3 years ago

    Decent john boy ya dancer

  2. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    Faugheen, won.t win, it has beaten nothing yet, just run of the mill handicappers, it is The New One for me, who got hampered last year.
    None of these Horses have won yet, so can,t see the point in it.
    I noticed from last year, the Hearts fan, Rajaeca picked a nice winner out last year at Cheltenham last year, can not remember the name of the horse, but I will be following him.

  3. Brad 3 years ago

    Any tips for the supreme novices hurdles Johnb

  4. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    Oh really ARSIE!
    Everyone is entitled to an opinion on here.
    That is my own view.
    As long as people are not rude on here, everyone is entitled to an opinion.
    If you want to back Faugheen, at what is it now 5-4, go ahead mate.
    My own view is it is a pacemaker for Hurricane Fly, who will take it up 2 furlong,s out, it will be passed by Jetski, and after the last fence, their will be smooth headway by the New one who will win going away by 4 lengths.
    That is my opinion.
    Good luck everyone!

  5. Nick 3 years ago

    Johnb yur best bet looks like Faugheen. GL

  6. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    I was replying to a persons commemt,s on the race above, but their reply to the above is not their no more, probably he did not agree, or he was deleted for being rude.

  7. Nick 3 years ago

    So Johnb, if you had to put all yur eggs in one basket what wud be yur NAP of the meeting? I know u have Silviniaco conti as yur e/w nap but the price is 3/1 now so e/w is pointless.. wud appreciate your nap as of now for a straight strong win big stakes? Cheers

  8. MATTY SHAW THE DABBER 3 years ago

    Stephen head. Your racing knowledge is minute compared to johnb, your reasoning of faugheen not winning is laughable. Viva Johnb! I’ll be backing faugheen all day.

  9. Pearsy 3 years ago



    NICOLS CANYON £20 WIN @ 11/2.

    DON COSSACK £30 WIN @ 4/1.

    DON COSSACK @ 4/1, BORDINI @ 7/1, DON POLI @ 7/2, AND ROAD TO RICHES @ 8/1 50p LUCKY 15 AND £2 E/W ROLL-UP.

    PEACE AND CO @ 11/4, KINGS PALACE @ 5/1 PTIT ZIG @ 5/1 AND THE NEW ONE @ 5/2 50p LUCKY 15.


  10. tbone 3 years ago

    Stepehen a pacemaker for hurricaine fly ha ha craziest thing i have heard. You know nothing about racing. Do you remember at punchestown faugheen being patted my ruby walsh 15 lengths clear didnt even touch it. Its a machine thats been held back ready to explode on tuesday

  11. tbone 3 years ago

    If faugheen doesnt win i would love to see the fly win. Arctic fire will run a big race as has only been a couple of lengths behind last 2 races closing in at the finish and the hill maybe will bring more improvement but its faugheen all the way. You have to listen when ruby walsh speaks about a horse the way he does a out the current star crop. He doesnt say this for no reason. Fair enough annie power last year got beat but she wasnt a banker like i feel these 4 are in my opinion.

    On that note the way he and mullins are talking about douvan i have never heard him so excited about a horse. Anything can happen in racing but i just cant go against the mullins quadpot on the first day

    Cant wait for tuesday. Best day of the festival for me2

    • Pearsy 3 years ago


  12. mikey 3 years ago

    Think holy well will run a race in gold cup jonjo will have the horse in top form and its the horses time of the year won last two festivals

  13. Pakie 3 years ago

    Lads is briar hill to run in world hurdle

  14. Jamie 3 years ago

    Cheers John

  15. WN 3 years ago

    I’m in the Holywell camp too, really fancy it but have still done the trixie JohnB advised as cover.

  16. jimmybeee 3 years ago

    Any currency in the foxhunters nap of the meeting 9/2. Cant wait for cheltenham

  17. scouse mike 3 years ago

    John b two doubles in a row mate u have proper pulled me out of the bleep hahaha u are a legend cant wait for todays tip . Am 200 pound up instead of 200 down thabks to u mate haha keep em comin . At christmas ull be gettin a biiig drink haha

  18. scouse mike 3 years ago

    My two i like today is
    throthehatch 2.30 ayr 8-1
    Spirit oscar 3.05 ayr 11-2

    Lucinda russel double. Just fancy them today . Worth a lil e/w double

  19. scouse mike 3 years ago

    7.15 wolverhampton berhari 3-1
    7.45 wolverhampton celestail bay 10-1

    both won there last races in last 2 days . Hopefully can emulate there last two wins .

  20. Paul 3 years ago

    My main pick at Chelenham is Beltor in the Trumiph hurdle, it’s the way it travelled in its last win, if he settles better, then he will b even better, around 7/1
    Go and view his last run and you will be impressed

  21. jimmy t 3 years ago


    Douvan 7/4 win

    any currency 5/1
    black hercules6/1
    Dodging bullets

    ew treble

  22. scouse mike 3 years ago

    Whats todays tip john mate .

  23. toptipterry 3 years ago

    I think there’s gunna be a bit of a shock in the gold cup this looks wide open to me..I done last years winner Lord windemere £10ew at 16/1 6wks ago he’s gunna run a cracker..but I can’t help thinking smad place is gunna come done a £5ew on him too at 16/1.I don’t think silviano will even get placed. All the stuffing will be out of him at the last I personally think.What’s everyones opinions on gold cup??

  24. StevenRG 3 years ago

    Word of caution for a few on some of these short priced faves like Peace and Co, Douvan and Kings Palace. The type of race that they are going to get at Cheltenham is so different to what they are used to. I can’t have them at the prices.

    Can’t touch Un De Seaux either at odds on. Ruby hasnt won a Chase at the Festival since Kauto in 2008! Couple with the record of front runners in Arkle, no danger.
    Vibrato Valtat is similar odds just to place as Un De Seaux to win.

    • pearsy 3 years ago

      see your point steven but if you back un de seaux with boylesports and it doesnt win you get your money back cant lose.

  25. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    Here is a stat worth remembering for Cheltenham.
    Ruby Walsh is ZERO out of 39 rides over the fences at Cheltenham.
    Mind you as stated above I know nothing about horse racing.

  26. tbone 3 years ago

    Steven you just look at everything from a betting point of view. Horse racing is a sport a sport that people.also love ratger than just looking for winnings so yes it may make more sense for a place bet but un de sceux is a machine and a horse everyone cant wait to see run. So try to see things from all angles other than how much money you can make

  27. tbone 3 years ago

    Does anyone think annie power will run in world hurdle ?

  28. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    No Mares hurdle!

  29. tbone 3 years ago

    I hope not as i got 2/1 for her and un de scuex. Un de scuex is going to be the highest rated jumps horse of modern times in the next 2 years i have no doubt. Look what he did to clarcam giving him a lot of weight and beating him stupid without coming out 2nd gear

  30. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    Un De Seaux ,all the danger will be in front of him ,if he doesn’t overjump he wins ,simple. Annie Power wins the mares easily
    but not the World Hurdle.Faugheen and Peace and Co are too short now ,the bookies will try to get them GL.

  31. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    I do like Irish races, the way the jockey,s ride them out all the way to the line, I must say after work the other Sunday, I was impressed with Carlingford Lough, but I am also impressed with Honeywell, the way it progresses in the spring, and it loves Cheltenham, but are they both good enough to win the Gold Cup, that is the question.
    Would love to hear peoples thoughts. views and stats on this race.
    What is the ground, is it good, good to soft, anyone know?

  32. chasingthedream 3 years ago

    My E/W banker for Cheltenham, Rock on Ruby in the World Hurdle, absolutely loves it round there.

    What you reckon of The Young Master John B? Appreciate any feedback

  33. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    Stephen ,ground drying up quickly ,they may have to water I would expect it will be good or good to soft.

  34. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    Also worth mentioning, with stats, in most races if their is a PU next to trainer Twisting Davies,s horses, sorry, it is getting late now, so slight spelling mistake, I meant Twiston Davies,s horses, especially at Cheltenham, if it has a PU next to it, obviously people who KNOW ABOUT HORSE RACING, back it.
    Very good stats, back it!

  35. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    Thanks Duncan, appreciate it mate!

  36. Stephen Head 3 years ago

    I know it is the wrong thread but in football, Preston to win at MK Dons tomorrow. Ali is out for the Don,s, and a few injuries and suspensions also. At nearly 2-1 Preston are an outstanding price.
    That will be it from me. got to take the dog a walk on park.

  37. stagger 3 years ago

    Only the second ever post from me on the racing pages. I just wanted any opinions on my Cheltenham Yes/No coupon. My buddy in the local Hills roped me into parting with a quid on their shop promo coupons. I only do football but to help him shift a coupon I put a bet on it.

    I said No to all six questions, or in other words I AGREED that the following would happen during the festival:

    1) 11 or less Irish trained wins
    2) McCoy rides 1 or less winner
    3) Biggest winning distance under 18L
    4) Biggest winning SP under 33/1
    5) W Mullins 4 or less winners
    6) 7 or less winning favourites

    It’s 33/1 if they all happen and it’s blind betting on this occasion for me.

    It’s only a fun pound bet but I’ll sure laugh if it comes up (yeah, right!)

  38. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    Stagger I think McCoy might have more than 1 winner but worth a quid for fun GL.

  39. StevenRG 3 years ago

    Tbone, I realise that. I love Cheltenham money on or not. But this a gambling website.

  40. tbone 3 years ago

    Yes stephen it is but some appreciation for an outstanding horse rather than trying to bring it down because of its price

  41. tbone 3 years ago

    !!!!! Ruby confirmed to ride faugheen on racing post and has been cut to evens !!!

  42. Duncan Poundcake 3 years ago

    One last word on Un De Sceaux if you back him with Boylesports you get your money back if he loses .

  43. tbone 3 years ago

    Yea duncan maximum 25 stake and its 4/7 on lol

  44. rolanrat 3 years ago

    i have seen the last 3 races that faugheen has won and like stephen says the animal is a machine!! he hasnt even been shook up let alone whipped so i think the evs were getting now is still quite good considering the class of the horse.LUMP ON!!!!!!!

  45. rolanrat 3 years ago

    sorry not stephen i meant to say tbone

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