Racing: Johnb’s Cheltenham Chat & Tips


IT’S only 10 days to the start of Cheltenham and there is excitement in the air.

Fresh from his stunning 255-1 treble on Friday Johnb has a hot Festival tip.

He says: In the 2.50 at Newbury on Saturday Saint Charles has to win to get into the Martin Pipe Conditional or the Coral Cup at the Festival.

I’ve been waiting ages for a bookie to give even money for a horse but it’s not coming. The Mares Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham will be won by Limini – the banker of the meeting but only a best price of 10-11 with racebets.

Let’s hear all your early Cheltenham chat and tips.

Cheltenham Tip

Limini (Mares Novice Hurdle)

(10-11, racebets)

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    duncanpoundcake 1 year ago

    Johjo now saying More of That

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    duncanpoundcake 1 year ago

    Likely to go to JLT 3/1 ,have 10/3 for the RSA and 14/1 for the World Hurdle thank the lord for nrnb you may gather I like this horse

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    double carpet 1 year ago

    Limini is one of my bankers of the meeting

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    lucky luciano 1 year ago

    Really fancy josses hill 12/1 in the Ryanair…get on early top 5/6 in the betting will probably run elsewhere.. Vroum mag, Cossack vatour road to riches even valseur lido.. Al ferof could end up fav and if it does 12/1 for joss hill is massive

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    jimron12 1 year ago

    Vroum vroom mag
    Barters hill

    My banker accy

    Doctor Harper
    Southfield royale
    That French one in the Fred winter

    My ew accy

    Who’s there this year I’m there ruby Tuesday!!!

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      gengar 1 year ago

      in wht races jimron this my first festival so finding it a bit confusing if anyone could help out just buy put the races names nexxt to each horse i mean i like look of a few but i dont know whatraces they will actually run in

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    duncanpoundcake 1 year ago

    Some to avoid unless my luck turns
    Kitten Rock – Arkle
    Zubayr – Triumph
    Affaire D’honneure/Lil Rockerfeller – County
    Road to Riches – Gold Cup
    Alpha des Obeaux -World Hurdle
    Kruzhlinen – UBS
    Mr Mercurial – Foxhunter
    Gods Own- Ryanair
    Johns Spirit -Brown Advisory Plate
    All nrnb bog e/w apart from
    More of That who’s my Banker wherever he runs

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    lucky luciano 1 year ago

    Garde la victoire 1.30 JLT NOVICE CHASE… Money back with sky bet if your horse loses max bet £25.. Cracking form at chelts winning his last 3 there…

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    bobajob5 1 year ago

    is annie power not a banker at nearly 2/1 ??

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    double carpet 1 year ago

    The supreme novice hurdle

    I just thought id put my opinion up as to why i believe MIN is the one to beat.
    There was huge hype about the horse prior to his first race for Mullins and he didnt disapoint winning as easy as you like by 14L from Gurteen who won his next 2 races. Gurteen disappointed yesterday but returned with an injury to his right hind so maybe he can be forgiven for that run.
    MIN’s 2nd run was again won with the absolute minimum of fuss by 9 1/2L with Attribution 2nd (who i will admit was poor yesterday) but Ball D’arc was a further 1 1/4L back in 3rd and if you look at what he has done since then MIN’s form looks rock solid imo.
    Ball D’arc (now rated 135) has won both his races since beating Royal Caviar (2nd yesterday) by 3L easing down with Myska miles back in 5th. His next race he beat the 139 rated Au Quart Tour by 17 1/4L.
    Min will have to settle better than his last race but im sure Mullins is more than happy with what he has seen to date or he may have wanted another run and with the Mullins Ricci Walsh combo having won the race for the past 3 years they know what they are doing and will be confident of win number 4.
    Again this is just my opinion and would be interested to read reasons why people are against him.

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    lucky luciano 1 year ago

    Gengar I’ve been going Cheltenham for the last 15yrs my advice would be sit down and watch all last years chelts festival, most of the years racing has been on testing ground with a lot of races in which a classy horse can dictate and cruise along and then run away from there rivals, the festival races are run at tempos rarely repeated elsewhere…also remember some owners/trainers gear their whole season to land a winner at the festival, so watch last years festival to remind you who ran well when exposed by the unique rigours of the festival.. Study past chelt form especially the handicaps and don’t be put off with its price, don’t read too many papers and tips oh and good luck mate

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