Best outsider tips for Cheltenham

Tipsters Review - 29-Jan-2018


Best outsider tips for Cheltenham

The glitz and glamour and razzmatazz of the annual Cheltenham festival will soon be upon us – Tuesday, March 13, to be exact – and while plenty of punters will be journeying down to Gloucestershire simply to take in the showcase of top class races, others will be using it to hopefully make some cash by backing plenty of winning mounts.

Here from the experts at RacingTips are some outsiders tips that are considered to be worth at least a punt.

The SkyBet Supreme Novices' Hurdle Race will kick things off at one-thirty on the Tuesday. This competitive race can become something of a lottery at times, with only three favourites winning the race over the past thirteen years. Although not a rank outsider, the Nicky Henderson-trained six-year-old Claimantakinforgan is certainly worth your consideration. The horse won when expected to at Ascot and Newbury at the tail end of last year, and will be nicely-priced at around 9/1 to beat the pre-race favourite Getabird.

The main race on Wednesday is of course the Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, which as usual promises an open field. While most of the smart money will be on Altior, should he be fit for the race, there are several more mounts suitable for punters looking to make an instant killing should Altior not live up to expectations on the day. Currently sitting at 8/1, perhaps Douvan has the potential to give the most return. This six-year-old Willie Mullins-trained bey gelding has had a stellar career, losing only once, but is recovering from injury and may not even make it to the festival. Worth a punt if it makes to the start.

St. Patrick's Thursday will see the running of the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle, with plenty of excellent options for punters on the hunt for generous odds. Sam Spinner has proven to be the pre-race favourite, and at 5/1 is an excellent price in an open field. However, those seeking a little more in the way of value may wish to consider last year's 11/1 winner Unowhatimeanharry, currently priced at 15/1 at most bookmakers. This horse lost out to Sam Spinner at Ascot at the tail end of the year, and horse, jockey and trainer may be up for seeking revenge.


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On the Friday the focus will be on the Gold Cup, and the outsider that has plenty of punters excited is Cloudy Dream. Currently priced at a massive 67/1 across the board, this mount is a real dark horse – pardon the pun – and is definitely worth an each-way bet as the returns, should the eight-year-old prove to be a stayer in one of the most open races at the festival, will make the wager worthwhile.

Elsewhere, one mount that is definitely worth your consideration is Verdana Blue, an up-and-coming mount in the Mares' Hurdle on Tuesday. With Apples Jade likely to be an odds-on favourite in this race, punters will be looking for each-way consideration, and Verdana Blue at 21/1 certainly fits that bill. This six-year-old is improving all the time, winning at Ascot in November, and is an absolutely shoo-in to be a mount in the final reckoning.



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