Meetings:

THOMMO followed up his FOUR winners on Wednesday with another THREE on Thursday, let's hope he can end the Festival in similar style.

1.30pm Triumph Hurdle

SIR EREC (1.30) will be popular in doubles and trebles as he looks a class apart in the JCB Triumph Hurdle. After winning a Listed event on the Flat at Limerick (soft) last October, Sir Erec was sent to Ascot on Champions Day.

Quite well supported in the market, he finished an honourable third to Stradivarius and the son of Camelot has won both his races over hurdles for Joseph O’Brien. Gardens Of Babylon is the second-string of JP McManus and may get closer to Sir Erec wearing first-time cheek-pieces.

2.10pm County Hurdle

WHISKEY SOUR (2.10) led at the final flight before finishing third in last year’s Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle and should again be in the shake-up under Ruby Walsh.

Willie Mullins also saddles Cut The Mustard and the very interesting Mr Adjudicator. This one ran Farclas close in last year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle and hasn’t been seen since chasing hone Espor D’allen at Naas 125 days ago.

Monsieur Le Coq may have gone to the front too soon before being reeled in by Malaya in last Saturday’s Imperial Cup and regular rider Lizzie Kelly is now back on board. The five-year-old is at the right end of the weights and should go well.

2.50pm Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle

The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle is no place for the faint-hearted and COMMANDER OF FLEET (2.50) has looked a tough nut in winning three of his four races for Gordon Elliott and edged out Rhinestone in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown last month.

Derrinross is on a hat-trick and likes to grind it out from the front, while Rhinestone is 2lb better off with Commander of Fleet and must come into the reckoning.

Best of the home team may be the Rebecca Curtis-trained Lisnagar Oscar, second to Rockpoint here in mid-December before racking up victories at Chepstow and Haydock.

3.30pm Cheltenham Gold Cup

PRESENTING PERCY (3.30) can win the Magners Gold Cup for Pat Kelly and Davy Russell.

The eight-year-old is unbeaten in two runs at the Festival, landing the 2017 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle and strolling home in last year’s RSA Chase. Much has been made of Presenting Percy’s light campaign, having scored over hurdles on his only seasonal start at Gowran Park, but he has always gone well fresh in the past.

Native River will be favoured by any rain and was a very game winner from Might Bite 12 months ago. His preparation has gone smoothly and he must be in with a big shout, although the strong wind has been drying out the track.

4.10pm Foxhunter Chase

UCELLO CONTI (4.10) has discovered a new lease of life for Gordon Elliott and is unbeaten in 2019.

The 11-year-old ran sixth in the 2016 Grand National so stamina is not an issue in the 3m 2f Foxhunters’ Chase. Stand Up And Fight represents the strong Enda Bolger and JP McManus team.

4.50pm Grand Annual Handicap Chase

MAGIC SAINT (4.50) had pace-making Gino Trail in his grasp from a long way out at Wincanton and a 7lb rise isn’t insurmountable in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup. He remains quite unexposed for Paul Nicholls and is the likely favourite.

Whatswrongwithyou is progressing with every run and he is Nicky Henderson’s sole representative in the race named in honour of his father.

5.30pm Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

DALLAS DES PICTONS (5.30) has the potential to become a huge last-race gamble in the 26-runner Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle as he was an impressive winner on his handicap debut and remains unexposed for the Elliott yard.

The Irish looks like dominating and Jessica Harrington’s Discordantly makes his handicap debut after three solid runs in maidens. He wasn’t beaten far by Fakir D’oudairies at Cork in January and has gone fairly close in his last runs in huge fields.

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85 Comments
  1. Johnb 2 months ago

    Cheltenham
    1:30
    10/11 SIR EREC win
    20/1 COEUR SUBLIME e/w

    2:10
    14/1 CAPITAINE e/w NB
    16/1 WESTERN RYDER e/w

    2:50
    11/1 DINONS e/w
    14/1 RHINESTONE e/w

    3:30
    11/2 CLAN DES OBEAUX win
    16/1 THISTLECRACK e/w
    25/1 BRISTOL DE MAI e/w

    4:10
    5/1 UCELLO CONTI win
    18/1 PACHA DU POLDER e/w

    4:50
    5/1 MAGIC SAINT win

    5:30
    7/2 DALLAS DES PICTONS win

    Cheltenham Placepot
    32 bets

    Race 1 (3-12)
    Race 2 (3-14)
    Race 3 (10-16)
    Race 4 (5-14)
    Race 5 (14-24)
    Race 6 (4)

    Fakenham
    5:10
    2/1 SIR JACK YATES NAP

    Fakenham
    5:10
    SIR JACK YATES to beat DINEUR (straight forecast)

    17.61/1 paddy power Place Acca

    Cheltenham
    2:10
    CAPITAINE to place first five

    Cheltenham
    4:10
    UCELLO CONTE to place first four

    Fakenham
    5:10
    SIR JACK YATES to place first two

    Cheltenham
    5:30
    DALLAS DES PICTONS to place first three

    8.75/1 Double paddy power

    Cheltenham
    2:10
    CAPITAINE

    Fakenham
    5:10
    SIR JACK YATES

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      Cheers for putting up the tips this week and good luck today.

    • Johnb 2 months ago

      No problem and thanks mr f

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Aye cheers John.
      GL all

    • Bennybear 2 months ago

      Well done Johnb . Top man.

    • drogers 2 months ago

      Nice NAP mr JB. Thanks for the tips again. Hope you come on more often and I’m on the 2000 Guineas Too darn hot.

      Cheers

  2. hibee1 2 months ago

    Thanks everyone yesterday,thanks mr fixit also.

    My third and final tip of the festival runs in the county hurdle.
    I know this race has been the plan for this horse all season, i was told in early december to back him for cheltenham just before his run at aintree. I was told he would be given a wind op which he duly was just before christmas.
    He ran a credible race in last seasons champion hurdle, that race was obviously a step too far and this race seems much more his level and if the wind op has improved him like i would have expected he should run very well today.
    I have tried to find out about his prep for the race but unfortunatley i was unable to find anything of note do i am in the dark to how he has come on and trained since the wind op.
    I am obviously on at much bigger ew odds but the 11-1 that was there last night looks still worth taking.

    Chtibello 11-1
    cheltenham 2.50

    I did hear a little whisper on course yesterday for minds eye in the grand annual for today he is available at 12-1, i havnt decided if i will play yet myself i will probly wait to have a look at him in the paddock.

    Good luck to you all.

    • jimba 2 months ago

      OK Hibee1, it runs in the 2.10, I’ll be on👍GL 🍀

    • 2 months ago

      🐎👌🏽

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Cracking shout

    • Shayboy 2 months ago

      Get in therr

    • tungsten 2 months ago

      Mr hibee. Thank you very much sir. Great stuff

    • tungsten 2 months ago

      Mr hibee. Thank you very much sir. Great stuff

    • 2 months ago

      Thank you for the tip hibee1 i put £50 on it £££££

    • craig369 2 months ago

      I can not belive that thanks so much

    • jimba 2 months ago

      Hibee1 Outstanding tip👍👏 Thank you. Happy Days 😊 🍀

    • drogers 2 months ago

      Brilliant Mr Hibee1, great tipping. Just the one confident pick and a green tick ✅ on the mobile 365 site.

      Lovely. Cheers

      Rogers over

  3. double carpet 2 months ago

    Some cracking shouts yesterday none better than Busstops 50/1. Well done Busstop and all others who made a profit.
    My NAP at least won but I wasn’t very confident on the others so kept stakes modest but today is a whole new ball game.

    1.30 Sir Erec / Tiger Tap Tap ew
    Waiting on him to land a treble with Paisley Park and Tiger Roll so hopefully he can do the bizz today and on form is the one to beat. I also think Tiger Tap Tap was a little unlucky when boxed in lto and can give SE most to think about

    2.10 Mr Adjudicator ew
    Willie Mullins has won this race in 2 of the last 4 years each time Townend was the jockey. MA comes here fresh as a daisy having not run since Nov when 2nd to Espoir D’allen, form which has taken a huge boost this week

    2.50 Commander of Fleet ew
    5yr olds don’t have a great record in this race but he’s a dour Stayers and ground wont be an issue

    3.30 Presenting Percy NAP
    I am absolutely convinced PP will win the Gold Cup today and nothing anyone says will take that away from me.
    People go on about his prep having not jumped a fence but that doesn’t bother me. If Pat Kelly thought he wasn’t ready he wouldn’t be running. His Cheltenham record speaks for itself and his win in the RSA last year was a monster performance .
    CDO is 0-4 at Cheltenham and although he’s improved hugely this season I don’t think he’ll last home. I take the King George form with a dose of salt as it didn’t suit the likes of Native River who was off the bridal at half way but today I think whoever finishes in front of him today will win the cup and is the biggest danger to PP.

    4.10 Stand up and Fight small win
    Don’t know too much about the form in Hunter Chases but I do know Ends Bolgers record in these type of races so happy to go with him

    4.50 Minds Eye ew
    The heavier the better for this horse and might have got in a bit light off 142

    5.30 Dallas Des Pictons/ Cartwright (20/1 ap ew)
    DDP’s form took a huge boost this week with City Island winning the Ballymore and a mark of 140 looks lenient based on that form.
    Cartwright I backed earlier as he’s due a big run. Both wins have also come on heavy ground. Elliott has won this race the last 2 years

    BOL

  4. double carpet 2 months ago

    Posted my selections and write up but not showing….how frustrating !!
    Oh well just selections it is then

    1.30 Sir Erec
    2.10 Mr Adjudicator
    2.50 Commander of Fleet ew
    3.30 Presenting Percy NAP
    4.10 Stand up and Fight
    4.50 Minds Eye ew
    5.30 Dallas Des Pictons/ Cartwright ew

    BOL

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      They’re approved now.

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Thanks Mr F

  5. Macktheknife 2 months ago

    Hello Everyone

    Not able to contribute for the time being as my son has had an accident so my priorities are with him at the moment. Nothing serious well (broken pelvis) so tied up at hospital next few weeks.

    Have a great day and best of luck

    • 2 months ago

      Hopefully your son gets better soon mate 🤞

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Hope your son has a speedy recovery Mac
      Best Wishes

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      All the best – hope he makes a speedy recovery.

  6. theplug 2 months ago

    Macktheknife
    sorry to hear that about your son hope he have a speedy recovery ,give him our best wishes

    • Macktheknife 2 months ago

      Cheers Plug in a lot off pain when meds wear off they have to stabalise him but hopefully opp next Tuesday
      all being well

    • chilleden 2 months ago

      All the best. Must be great for him to have his dad around to help him – family are such an incredible source of strength at times like this. All the best.

  7. theplug 2 months ago

    Sir Eric 4/5 WIN
    Chtibello 15/2 WIN
    Allaho 15/2 WIN
    Road to Rome 8/1 EW
    Stand up and Fight 4/1 win
    Minds eye 9/1 EW
    Dallas Des Pictons 11/4 Win
    Gold Cup Presenting Percy 7/2 NAP/NB
    Good Luck

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Great shout ThePlug.

  8. maverick 2 months ago

    Morning every1 what a cracking day that was for me yest as well as plenty others on the site 👌

    Today is final day and hoping to carry on from yest and finish it off in style 🤞

    All about 2 horses for me today Sir Eric in the 1.30 he is the final leg on 1 of the festival accumulators I had placed with 1 horse each day and if he wins then is about £450 returned… with that in mind can you let me know if any of you have any horses you feel could be a threat to Sir Eric as going to do a cover bet incase he dsnt win but hopefully that wont be the case.

    The other horse is Present Percy in the gold cup and the regulars will know how much I love this horse and have a good write up for his last race which he won when was supposed to have only been a prep run. This has been the one I have most been looking forward to and I cant wait.

    Presenting Percy NAP
    Sir Eric NB although not exactly a tip as such due to price and the fact every man and their dog will be on it

    Gl everyone

    • theplug 2 months ago

      Maverick
      Sir Eric i cxant see him get beat best of luck

    • maverick 2 months ago

      Cheers m8

  9. kyle b 2 months ago

    Thinking about having a bet on 1:30 @ Cheltenham seeing as Sky are offering cash refunds up to twenty quid. Will this apply to each way markets or just the straight win lads?

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Usually win part of the bet kyle

    • maverick 2 months ago

      If you do £10 ew you will get £10 back if your horse dsnt place m8

    • kyle b 2 months ago

      Thanks Maverick, tbh I’m only having a crack at it coz it’s basically a free bet.

    • kyle b 2 months ago

      Decided to throw a fiver on Presenting percy @ 4/1 in the 3:30 seeing as you are both so confident on it.

      BOL with your bets fellas!

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Good luck kyle

    • maverick 2 months ago

      Good luck mate 👌

  10. maverick 2 months ago

    For any1 interested PP are doing a decent looking special today… Sir Eric to win and Presenting Percy to finish top 4 2/1

    • theplug 2 months ago

      pp had that at 9/4 last night

  11. kyle b 2 months ago

    Cheers Double!

    I’ve backed Pic D’Orhy @ 10/1 with Sky. No reasoning, just got lucky with foreign horses in past. Know absolute zilch about horse racing.

    Looks like Sky traders favour Quel Destin, available at 9/1 elsewhere but half the price there, often done to deter people away. Offering best price on fav though.

  12. ew thief 2 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Hannon 1.30 50-1
    Leoncavallo 2.10 18-1
    Nadaitak 2.50 20-1
    Kemboy 3.30 11-1
    Shantou flyer 4.10 8-1
    Marracudja 4.50 11-1
    Getareason 5.30 14-1
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️Gl all

  13. lossie jim 2 months ago

    Funnily enough hibee1, I’ve just had a call from a old friend who seems to be in the know, telling me to lump on Chtibello!!

    • Shayboy 2 months ago

      👍 nice one

    • recoba 2 months ago

      Cracker Hibee1. Wasn’t on anything I’m the race… Wish I was now. 👍

  14. busstop.2018 2 months ago

    Morning All. Well done yesterdays winners. One winner myself yesterday but 50/1 so a great day.

    After a brilliant days racing yesterday. Another Great day of racing ahead at Cheltenham today .But just watching for me
    as its a minefield again for betting.All my bets are at the FAKENHAM meeting.

    FAKENHAM

    14.35. .Grand Inquisitor. .13/8

    15.15. .Sideways. .11/8

    15.55. .Potters Midnight. .10/30

    16.35. .Come on Charlie. .11/4

    17.10. .Sir Jack YEATS. .7/4

    GL ALL

    • double carpet 2 months ago

      Great shout yesterday busstop. I did mention it in my write up but it didn’t post for some reason.
      👍👍

    • theplug 2 months ago

      ya great shout Busstop and ew thief

  15. tipsultan 2 months ago

    cheltenham
    4.10- Shantou Flyer- 8/1 (NAP)

    Lingfield
    3.40- Upavon- 5/1
    5.00- Petite Jack- 3/1 (NB)
    Fakenham
    3.55- Potters midnight 3/1

    Place acca 5fold -200/1
    Cheltenham

    cht’belo
    Commander of fleet
    Kemboy
    Shantou Flyer
    Minds eye

    Goodluck all

  16. postman 2 months ago

    1.30 (Triumph Hurdle) This stone bruise report about Sir Erec, that came to light last week got me thinking about trainer Joseph O’Brien he also has Gardens of Babylon in the same race. If there is one thing young Joseph will have learned from his father it will be to run more than one horse in a race and getting the bigger price one to win. (How many times has Aiden O’Brien pulled that one off) Also looked at this Nicholls horse Pic D’Orhy who clocked some very quick times at Auteuil
    Also just a snippet, that I wrote down up from one of those Cheltenham Festival Preview nights, It involves a comment made by Tony Martin about Hannon. he put this horse up as his charity bet and it is 50/1.

    So having said all that I will be laying Sir Eric and backing those other three each way in a hope to make a profit out of the race.

  17. neosam 2 months ago

    Gold cup
    Elegant escape 20/1

  18. postman 2 months ago

    Cheltenham

    1.30 Gardens of Babylon
    2.10 Eclair De Beaufeu
    2.50 Rockpoint
    3.30 Clan Des Obeaux
    4.10 Haymount
    4.50 Magic Saint
    5.30 Getareason

  19. Happyman 2 months ago

    Strong support for hibee1’s whisper horse. 10/1 now into 7/1.

  20. azzthewigan 2 months ago

    authorizo 1.30 cut the mustard 2.10 cap York 2.50 belshil 3.30 ucello conti 4.10 minds eye 4.50 discordantly 5..30 ews well done all winners yesterday 👍👍

  21. elvis parsley 2 months ago

    Top 5 place lucky 15.
    2-10 we have a dream 7-2
    2-50 salsaretta 9-4
    4-10 Pacha du polder 5-2
    4-50 le prezien 15-8.

    Gold cup
    Elegant escape 20-1
    Native river 7-1
    Reverse forecast.
    And a cheeky tricast with tizzards 3rd horse thistlecrack ✝️
    Bonkers bet
    Double shuffle 150-1 Ew
    28-1 top 4
    10-1 top 5

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Fakenham
      3-15 midnight shot 4-1 Nap
      3-55 potters midnight 3-1 (last year’s winner). NB

  22. uncle pom 2 months ago

    Just the gold cup for me

    3:30 thistlecrack 16/1 2pt win

  23. champyr 2 months ago

    Cruel sport at times

  24. buzzer 2 months ago

    They Should have withdrew sir eric when his shoe came off now hes injured and the horse ambulance is required poor blighter never stood a chance

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      I don’t think you should link the two without evidence – looked to me like a racing accident.

    • buzzer 2 months ago

      R.i.p Sir Erec

    • buzzer 2 months ago

      I know what your saying Mr f but changing shoes without him having a chance to test them out and feel comfortable may have contributed to the impact of his fall I know it could be a longshot but I still don’t think that they should have taken that chance.

    • maverick 2 months ago

      That had nothing to do with the shoe m8 just a tragic accident

    • buzzer 2 months ago

      Yeah Nothing to do with the shoes ive just heard from the Vet man on itv sad to see

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      In think in these incidents you have to be careful not to blame someone – I’m sure the blacksmith will be as gutted as everyone else.

  25. maverick 2 months ago

    😭😭😭

  26. double carpet 2 months ago

    Very sad to see

  27. postman 2 months ago

    I know I said in my post that I was going to lay Sir Eric and I did. But I never wanted that to happen 😢

    I have turned the TV off, I have seen enough for today.

  28. riaz26 2 months ago

    Well done hibbe1 your a top man what a lad! Excellent with chtibello.

  29. lossie jim 2 months ago

    Had a poor first two days at Cheltenham, but good whacks on Any Second Now in the last yesterday and Chtibello today has put me well up, 12/1 I couldn’t believe it!!

  30. pmwebb99 2 months ago

    Hibee 1 thanks for tip on me birthday as well cheers.

  31. Happyman 2 months ago

    Amazing stuff hibbee1. I would hate to be your bookmaker.

    • elvis parsley 2 months ago

      Hibbee1.
      💰Top tipping mate 💰

  32. squarker 2 months ago

    well done hibee clan des obeux wont be winning anything biggest pile of horseshit ive ever seen in a gold cup well done mullins and townsend

  33. database 2 months ago

    Disgusted to see ABP win adyer what Paul Townend did on him last year.

    Amazing tip from hibbe.

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      Can you watch what you say please from a legal point of view.

    • Mr Fixit 2 months ago

      Too much rubbish again – let’s say it was a great tip and leave it at that.

  34. craig369 2 months ago

    That was a hard race to get the winner no one on here tipped it i think.

  35. double carpet 2 months ago

    Great for Townend and Mullins but not for me. When you consider how far back ABF was in the RSA last year couldn’t fancy him

  36. chrismartin 2 months ago

    Simply outstanding tipping from you hibee. Really can’t thank you enough for all the tips, i have followed almost every one from the start.
    I have singles and an ew double on your two tips at 12/1 and 9/1.

  37. Bennybear 2 months ago

    Thanks again Johnb .Class act at tipping.

  38. database 2 months ago

    IRISH TIMEs won CD lto. he runs off the same mark BUT has a 5lb claimer on to help him too, how can he lose, NEXT RACE at chelms..

    • database 2 months ago

      Regarding Irish Times, on paper you cannot deny it looked a good thing, if you watch the race, heading into the final 2f, it looked the best and hadn’t been asked, it just didn’t pick up, it was worth a point all day long my friend.

      as for Aaron Lad 14/1 in the Pertermps, a person I know was working for the stable and spoke to the Jockey, the information he gave me from their stable regarding RED MIX, was spot on and I believe i put it on here. If you watch the race, the horse is in a great position all the way and travelled well, HE LEAD at the 2nd last fence and just wasn’t good enough, if you are betting to a level stake, you cannot hold any grudges against backing this horse.

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