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It's almost here! The Cheltenham Festival 2023 is almost upon us and we're just about ready to enjoy four days of the best sporting action of the year.

Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the Festival and I'll be sharing mine throughout the week as we try to beat the bookies. I'll be bringing you a race-by-race guide to all 28 races this week as well as a daily summary of tips where you can all share your thoughts and tips for each day.

All my detailed previews for Champions Day at the Cheltenham Festival can be found below:

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Here we go…

13:30 – Supreme Novices' Hurdle

My fancy for this race is Il Etait TempsHe has won twice this season, being a runner-up on his other run to Facile Vega. He didn't jump great that day and when he did win his Grade 1 last time around he jumped like a proper two-miler. He was low and quick at his hurdles, and as expected, he is much better when he's got a good pace to aim at, as he doesn't get keen and his high cruising speed brings him into the race.

Full race preview:

14:10 – Arkle Chase

For me, this will be a real test of jumping, and for that reason, I'm going for Jonbon. His best asset is his jumping, and he's looked a natural throughout this season. He seems to jump better when there's pace injected into the race, so the fact that Dysart Dynamo is in the race should tee it up perfectly for him.

Full race preview:

14:50 – Ultima Handicap Chase

I'll kick it off with my main fancy for this with Corach Rambler, who won this race for me last year. This race is normally suited to those close to the pace, so the fact he came from last place to win it last year shows how well-handicapped he was. 6lbs higher today, but based on that run last year he looks certain to go close and is the one to beat.

The second horse I'll be giving a chance to is Nassalam, trained by Gary Moore. He's always been plugging on over 2m 4f or similar distances. Was entered in the 3m 2f race in December, but had travel issues, so this race appears to have always been the target.

Full race preview:

15:30 – Champion Hurdle

This race isn't a betting race in my view, for those who like to play in the w/o favourite market, it is probably better suited for you, but still, I can't see any value in that either. This race is all about the beast that is Constitution Hill.

Full race preview:

16:10 – Mares' Hurdle

Marie's Rock is the real deal in my eyes. I was always against her in recent times as she was known to be quite keen through her races, and that really put me off, but she has matured a lot and has learned to settle. She handles soft ground, as we all saw when she battered the Grade 2 contest at Cheltenham on New Year's Day, winning by 6L and winning it under hands and heels. That form isn't fantastic by any means, but I think she's hit new heights of form and will be tough to beat if repeating anywhere near that level.

Full race preview:

16:50 – Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

‘ll be having a go on the Charles Byrnes' horse, BykerThis horse finished that race with an absolute rattle, staying on all the way to the line after not jumping the last cleanly. He was beaten by 1.75L to Sir Allen but was giving that horse 7lbs as he was carrying a penalty that day. The winner is now 15 lbs worse off at the weights with Byker as Philip Byrnes takes the ride and claims 5 lbs.

Full race preview:

17:30 – National Hunt Chase

My fancy for this race is Minella Crooner, who has to prove that he stays this far, which is the case for most of the horses in this race, but from what I've seen he looks in need of a trip like this.

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  1. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    I’m going tomorrow rizzell so would appreciate an early-ish posting if you can bud.
    Won’t have time to look at the form after today.

    I see Cheltenham same as Saturday racing, great watch but usually a washout on bets, except we have 4 washouts on the bounce at Cheltenham.

    What I’ve done previously is collate all the tips from the Cheltenham daily tipster competition and tips on the racing thread on the site, there will be plenty by tomorrow and formulate a placepot out of them which is a cheaper option than having a bet or 2 in each race.

    If you bet on all 28 races, with usually so many odds on shots which are no use unless you are a big hitter, you need a couple of biggies to break even over the piece, 2 or 3 wins in the handicaps should do as long as you keep our discipline and use a fixed budget for each race 🏇.

    Anyway enough waffle, let’s have tomorrow’s 7 winners please rizzell 😲🔫

    • recoba 1 year ago

      Get the Busstop defeatist Saturday head off Elvis! 😉

      Nothing like anyway , tough and ONLY time I do a place pot but for sure.

  2. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    The weather is diabolical here in North Wales right now, pissing buckets with snow promised overnight so hope it doesn’t spread to the midlands or it will be like the Wednesday last year.

    And with rain expected all week I can’t see bravemansgame being involved again here but that’s Friday, let’s get Tuesday out of the way first

    • steve 1 year ago

      Light showers today with strong wind but the sun did come out and a dry day tomorrow so going should remain soft maybe good/soft tomorrow cheltenham welcomes you all have a great week

  3. double carpet 1 year ago

    I just don’t understand trainers sometimes.
    Amirite off a rating of 142 gets taken out of the Kim Muir and put into the BANC. Ridiculous decision.
    A race he has absolutely no chance of even placing in.
    Surely HDB could have gotten him an amateur jockey to run in the KM.

    • recoba 1 year ago

      They we’re talking about this on Sky Racing n something I wouldn’t have knew or really understood but certainly don’t understand it now?

      Is it still possible to wait till Monday to declare what race a horse will be in on Tuesday or similar?

  4. dazzman1979 1 year ago

    Cheltenham picks not tips 😂

    1:30 – tahmuras 9/1

    2:10 – Saint roi 8/1

    4:10 – love envoi 17/2

    5:30 – Minella crooner 13/2

    Good luck all hopefully somebody will land a big one I don’t care who as long as some one does 👍💰💰💰

  5. Gmc1976 1 year ago

    Sounds like tips…. Wednesday went for fun fun fun and Benson each way. 60/1

  6. Rizzel Tips 1 year ago

    All tips are up.

    Sorry, it’s late, took a long time to go through each runner and then write the previews, hopefully, you enjoy them and fingers crossed we all have a profitable week!

  7. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    I’ll etait temps 9-2 ew 4 places
    Doctor bravo 25-1 ew 4 places UNIBET.

    El fabiolo 11-8

    Tea clipper 25-1 ew 8 places
    Top Ville Ben 25-1 ew 8 places
    Both at skybet……

    Zanahyir 16-1 bet365 ew extra 4 places.
    Small stake 80-1 ew in case a few fall 🙈

  8. elvis parsley 1 year ago

    Love envoi 7-1 ew 4 places UNIBET
    Epatante EVENS top 4 finish SKYBET single…..

    Sir Allen 11-1 ew 6 places bet365
    Ludus 16-1 bet365 ew extra 10 places

    Gaillard du mesnil EVENS
    Chemical energy 10-1 ew 3 places

  9. duncanpoundcake 1 year ago

    GOOJ ,Papa Cocktail 8.30 Southwell, GL to all

    • dazzman1979 1 year ago

      Non runner now ! The powers that be are on to you !

    • duncanpoundcake 1 year ago

      Not needed Dazzman I’m still in the jackpot .well we can dream

  10. Stanley300 1 year ago

    Straw fran jack

  11. recoba 1 year ago

    Posted Canadian on other thread but they’re really just for the record in case you nail it!

    Taken Facile De Vega with Skybet £20 offer at 5/2 but as I put on yesterday’s thread my only other main single is Tekao in 4.50.
    Surprised no one really likes this as I see a lot laying it or more so taking it on.

    Tekao…4.50/**** got 4/1 (still 11/4 available.)
    3rd to a couple of the market leaders for ‘Triumph Hurdle’ on Friday on his last run and could’ve been in Fridays race I think, I’m no jumps expert with that stuff etc (the crowd gasps!) but to me it looks like Mullins has put this in because it’s a race he’s never won and wants to address. Not winning it could matter nothing to Mullins and maybe it’s just that he thinks it’s not good enough for Fridays race but I doubt that and even with his mark against the others I think he’s one to beat!

    GL all 👍

    🇬🇧 🇮🇪 🇫🇷

  12. QueenK 1 year ago

    My Cheltenham selections:

    13:30 Tahmuras 11/1
    14:10 El Fabiolo 6/4
    14:50 Happygolucky 18/1
    15:30 I Like To Move It (withouth Constitution Hill) 8/1 (bet365)
    16:10 Love Envoi 8/1
    16:50 Shared 100/1
    17:30 Mahler Mission 7/1

    All placed on Betfair exchange unless stated otherwise

  13. bracknell jack 1 year ago

    2.50 Nassalam. Got to be worth a look

  14. ew thief 1 year ago

    Morning all
    Chasing fire 1.30 28-1
    Saint roi 2.10 8-1
    Cloudy glen 2.50 22-1
    Vauban 3.30 16-1
    Shewearsitwell 4.10 25-1
    Perseus way 4.50 10-1
    Chemical energy 5.30 10-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️gl all

  15. cptnsnort 1 year ago

    2.50 Kidneyshifter
    4.10 Eggbound
    5.30 Touch the Gymnast

    All e/w

  16. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    chasing fire 1.30 ew happy go lucky 2.25 ew

  17. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    the wolf 2.50 ew

  18. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    honey suckle 4.10 well done all winners yesterday

  19. lossie jim 1 year ago

    Bet365 super boost, Constitution Hill to EVs.👍

  20. spurs55 1 year ago

    Afternoon all

    Picked number 14 to start the day but also some on number 13

    Bol this week

    Enjoy 😊

  21. Wildhorse 1 year ago


    Day 1


    R. 2 – El Fabiolo

    Each Way

    R. 3 – Monbeg Genius

    R. 6 – Bad

    To be placed

    R. 5 – Queens Brook

    R. 7 – Tenzing

    BOL to All , enjoy the Festival , see you on Day 2 !!

  22. double carpet 1 year ago

    Brilliant ride by the jockey.
    Marine Nationale wins comfortably

    • lossie jim 1 year ago

      Great start to the festival, my skybet £20 back in your horse loses bet.👍

      Jumped beautifully all the way round.👏👏👏👏

  23. double carpet 1 year ago

    Very impressive from El Fabiolo

  24. frastar 1 year ago

    Quick question. On my account sky bet offer is only £2? So £4 for e/w and they refund £2 if you lose.
    I saw someone mention £20. I know it was this last year. Is it higher for different accounts?

  25. Flanzo 1 year ago

    Monbeg genius 2.50

  26. double carpet 1 year ago

    What a race and fair play to connections of Corach Rambler.
    So close for Fastorslow and you have to feel for him a bit. 2 2nds in 2 years and only just beaten in both races

  27. Rizzel Tips 1 year ago

    Get up the Rambler.

  28. double carpet 1 year ago

    CH is just a machine

    • Rizzel Tips 1 year ago

      Great horse and the fact Bet365 superboosted him to EVS was crazy! Even got my mum to back it 🤣

    • recoba 1 year ago

      So did William Hill but £10 max Skybet by 5l or more 6/5 so £27.50 staked returned £66.50
      NOT something I’d usually do but c’mon now? 👌

  29. azzthewigan 1 year ago

    risk Belle 4.50 ew well done all winners today

  30. theplug 1 year ago

    Absolutely delighted for Honeysuckle. But sick for Love Envoi . I backed her in a few bets, She ran a great race .She needed more rain ,The softer the going the better for her .

  31. Benzah2020 1 year ago

    Hi all, regular reader here for past 3 years now don’t post very often. Today I done a 5 fold acca on hills had a £5 free bet for the races today.
    £5 2.50 e/w 5 fold @ 242.86/1 return £1214.31
    Honeysuckle win. WON
    Constitution hill win. WON
    Marine National win. WON
    El Fabiolo win. WON
    Byker. win. Placed 2nd

    However all I received was £20.23 does this seem correct? Seems a bit low return to me considering i was waiting on 1 horse which placed 2nd.

    • double carpet 1 year ago

      Yep, sounds about right as you only get the place return on all the horses because one got beaten

  32. recoba 1 year ago

    Well done the winners today! Few crackers and a great days racing.
    Decent day myself but Tekao was nowhere and i haven’t seen last 2 races (I will) but boy in work ,skiving twat was watching them said I was very luck with Mullins winning the last?
    No matter!

    Philadelphia -R10…Dreaming Of Gerry 7/4 /***. R/fc 2-7
    Will Rodgers -R4…No:5 9/4
    R5…Bendalene 6/5./****
    R6…No:5 11/8.

    Sorry pushed for time 🏃‍♂️

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