Cheltenham Festival Special - 4 days 4 horse racing tipsters

Tipsters Review - 21-Mar-2016


On Live trial this week : Cheltenham Festival Special

Service type: Horse Racing Tipsters

Trial type - 4 days 4 tipsters

Week Starting - 15th march 2016


Cost : free

Service Offers : Free horse racing tips

Trial Info : Free horse racing tips from 4 Tipsters covering all four days of the Cheltenham Festival. The tips from the specified horse racng tipster for that day will be sent out the evening before racing and posted online on the morning of the event. The Tipsters providing the tips are : The Tower, The Festival Value Service, Big Race Bookie Busters & JPW Racing Tipster.

Monday - Day 1

No Tips today

Tuesday - Day 2

Supreme Novices 1.30

MIN has been the talking horse of the Willie Mullins stable since last summer and has been touted as the winner of this race from a long way out. With that level of expectation will always come those wanting to pick holes in his form, but I must say it's very difficult with this fella. The form of his two wins in Ireland could barely have worked out any stronger and the biggest argument being put up against the Mullins hotpot is how fresh he may be going to the start. We have heard this script time and again when people try and get a hotpot beat. There is little doubting MIN is the class act of this race and, in many ways, it is true to say only he could beat himself. I backed him antepost at 7/1, so to see him trading at 9/4 now makes me feel he is plenty short enough, but he's more than capable of delivering the kind of jaw dropping display that will light up the Festival. While Altior is carrying plenty of confidence for the Henderson team, he simply doesn't boast the kind of form or class of the favourite and only an implosion from MIN would stop him winning this in my eyes.

2pts win @ 9/4 (various)

Ultima Handicap Chase 2.50

I've been all over KRUZHLININ for this race for some time. The manner of his win at Kempton in January was so striking...he jumped left the whole way round that day, so you've got to think that coming back over a left handed track such as this gives him an immediate advantage. That was his first run for Philip Hobbs that day and it looks like he may have unlocked some serious potential. He's gone up 10lbs for what was a dominating performance, but the stable seems confident there is more to come. At 9/1 he looks a very fair each way bet in what is a typically open renewal. Out Sam is a bit of a buzz horse in terms of how lightly he's been let in by the handicapper, but only time will tell on that one. I'm happy enough to side with our boy, who looks like a very solid improver with Dickie Johnson on board.

1pt each way @ 9/1 (BetVictor - paying 5 places)

Champion Hurdle 3.30

The fascinating bet of day one for me. CAMPING GROUND has been the forgotten horse of this year after he burst on to the scene at this track on New Year's Day. He utterly destroyed the field in the Relkeel Hurdle and had the likes of Cole Harden eating dust behind him. That performance propelled him to second favourite in the World Hurdle market before he found 3 miles beyond him when tackling Thistlecrack back at this venue a month later. He pulled far too hard that day and emptied up the hill. But way back down in trip here, he has to be of serious interest at a huge price. What CAMPING GROUND will do is make this a test of pace and he'll have plenty of these on the stretch from a long way out. Is Annie Power the likely winner? Most probably. But at the prices there is simply no value with her. CAMPING GROUND - who by the way is the highest rated horse in the race on official figures - has a huge chance of running into a place at least and merits far more respect than the market is giving him. The one concern is the drying ground but with some soft still in the official description, he should just get away with it and no more.

0.5pts each way @ 22/1 (StanJames, Betway)
Mares Hurdle 4.10

This one is a case of Christmas coming early. VROUM VROUM MAG has been an exhibition horse since arriving with Willie Mullins and has barely been off the bridle. So to get odds against about her beating this average field of mares? It can only be Cheltenham. VVM is held in such high regard at home that she was being talked of in World Hurdle terms and is seen as the second coming of Annie Power. She evidently could be anything and they haven't even scraped the surface with her yet. This should be little more than a steering job for Ruby Walsh and I have the relatively simple task of advising a maximum stakes bet.

5pts win @ 11/10 (various)


Close Brothers Novices Handicap Chase 5.30

The curtain comes down on day one with this tricky handicap and I feel MCKINLEY offers the real value at 16/1. He has kept some high class company throughout his career and a mark of 139 by no means looks beyond him in a race of this nature. By all accounts, he has been working very well at home of late and could be one of the dark horses in the Willie Mullins pack to grab an unlikely headline on a first day of glory for the Irish maestro. I certainly don't think he should be as big as 16/1 in a race that looks there for the taking and if he can transfer his apparent form on the gallops on to the track here, he will go well at a very nice price.

0.5pts each way @ 16/1 (Stan James)

Wednesday - Day 3

Festival selections below:

13.30 Cheltenham Yala Enki 51.00 Generally - Lost
14.10 Cheltenham More Of That 2.88 Sky, Hills - Lost
14.50 Cheltenham Hunters Hoof 21.00 Bet365, VC, SJ, Hills - Lost
16.50 Cheltenham Harley Rebel 29.00 Sky, VC, SJ, Hills - Lost

Thursday - Day 4


Cheltenham 1.30
Garde La Victoire is officially rated 2lb below Bristol De Mai, but has beaten him over both hurdles and fences, when giving him weight, which he doesn't have to here. The good ground should also be very much in his favour, and he's won his last 3 course starts.

Garde La Victoire 2 points win @ 4/1 (Various Bookmakers) - Lost


Cheltenham 2.10
Rolling Maul looks a sporting bet at a big price. His two runs over course and distance have produced a win off 125 and a third off 137, and he looks nicely in off 135 with David Noonan taking a further 5lb off, which puts him on bottom weight. He'll also love the good ground.
Rolling Maul 0.5 points each-way @ 66/1 (Paddy Power, Stan James) ¼ odds 5 places - Lost


Cheltenham 3.30
Cole Harden looks the most likely danger to Thistlecrack and, as the favourites best form has come on soft ground, and Cole Harden loves this sound surface, he offers some each-way value in his bid to repeat last year's victory.
Cole Harden 1 point each-way @ 7/1 (Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook) ¼ odds 3 places - Lost


Cheltenham 4.00
Art Mauresque is given another chance back on good ground off a mark of 144, as his win here earlier in the year has worked out very well. That day he gave 8lb and an 8-length beating to Double Shuffle, and he finished 3rd here on Tuesday off a mark of 138.
I also can’t resist a small bet on Ballynagour who loves good ground, and has gone well at the festival before, and this is a horse who once got within a head of Silviniaco Conti at level-weights.
Art Mauresque 0.5 points each-way @ 16/1 (Skybet) ¼ odds 5 places - Lost


Ballynagour 0.5 points each-way @ 28/1 (Paddy Power, Stan James) ¼ odds 5 places
Cheltenham 5.30
The Giant Bolster is capable of a massive run off a mark of 139. Okay, so he's no spring chicken at the age of 11, but he's often come to life at Cheltenham regardless of how he's been performing elsewhere. Not only did he win the 2014 Argento Chase, he also went on to be third in that year's Gold Cup when rated 157. He's another who should love the good ground.
The Giant Bolster 1 point each-way @ 12/1 (Hills, Boylesports) ¼ odds 4 places - Lost


Friday - Day 5

I will start with my Lucky 15 for the day.




1:30 Triumph Hurdle

We have 2 selections in this race.

SCEAU ROYAL is a horse I am very sweet on. I have followed this horse all year and I think he is very good. His jumping is very quick and slick and Daryl Jacob has come out and said he is the best jumper of a hurdle he has ever sat on. That is a big statement considering he is only an novice. He is very versatile in terms of the ground but I do think the better ground will be bring out further improvement. He also has Cheltenham winning which for me is crucial in a novice race. On Tuesday it benefited Altior and it will pretty much be the same for SCEAU ROYAL. On his last start at Huntingdon he won with ease and dint come off the bridle. I don't think we have seen the best of him and I am very confident. E/W.

SCEAU ROYAL 8/1 with Ladbrokes 1 POINT E/W - Lost

ZUBAYR was very impressive when winning the Adonis Hurdle at Kempton in February. He cost a whopping £390k and that is huge money. He reminds me of Zarkander who also won the Adonis and Triumph Hurdle. The way ZUBAYR won the Adonis was the sign of a very good horse and he actually run a bit green so you expect the horse to be 10 times better with a bit of experience behind him.

ZUBAYR 5/1 with Ladbrokes and Betfair 1 POINT WIN - Lost

2:10 County Hurdle

We have 3 selections in this race.

ALL YOURS is a horse who has been in my notebook for this all year. He is a Grade 1 winner who needs good ground. That is exactly what he will get. He finished 5th in last years Fred Winter and then went on and won at Aintree. He has only had 1 start this season at Wincanton in November where he finished 5th but it was on Soft Ground so I won't be reading into the form. He has been saved since then which I presume is to protect his handicap mark. Paul Nicholls has put this one up at a few preview nights aswell so is pretty keen. E/W.

ALL YOURS 18/1 with Paddy Power - 0.5 POINTS E/W - Lost

WAIT FOR ME will be a different horse now he runs on good ground. At the start of the season this was Philip Hobbs horse to follow. He was 2nd to Beveur Dair on his first hurdles start which is decent form considering that horse finished 3rd in a supreme. He then won easily on his next 2 starts. He likes Cheltenham as he finished 3rd in last years Champion Bumper and on a handicap mark of 139 I think he is fairly treated. E/W.

WAIT FOR ME 14/1 with Sky Bet - 0.5 POINTS E/W - Place

MODUS is another horse who needs and wants good ground. He was purchased by JP McManus for £200k. He has had 4 starts this year and has only won once but the 3 races he lost in were on Heavy and Soft ground so I am not even looking into that form. I expect him to be spot on for this and 139 looks very attractive. He also finished 2nd in last years Bumper so clearly loves the course. E/W.

MODUS 18/1 with William Hill - 0.5 POINTS E/W - Place

2:50 Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle

I was in the Shantou Village camp but looking at looking at the prices and BARTERS HILL drifting I am now in his camp. Purely based on the value of 9/2. This horse is just a grinder and I never thought I would see available at this price. He needs to brush up his jumping but the good ground will be appreciated. He is very tough to pass and looks a perfect Albert Bartlett horse. BARTERS HILL still remains unbeaten and 9/2 about horse who has never lost is an amazing price. WIN.

BARTERS HILL 9/2 with William Hill and Betfred - 1 POINT WIN - Lost

3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup

What a race probably the best gold cup you will see. You can make a case for loads of them but the horse to be with is CUE CARD. I love this horse, I have a real soft spot for him. I was never going to tip any other horse really. He has been amazing this year ever since his breathing op and has won three on the bounce which include the Betfair Chase and King George. I have no doubt he stays and I imagine Paddy Brennan will still be on the bridle 2 fences out before asking him to go and win the race. His class will shine and up the hill he will go for his £1 million bonus. He loves good ground he loves Cheltenham with a win in the bumper and Ryanair. It is basically written in the stars that this horse wins and I cannot wait until 3:30tomorrow where the scenes will be unbelievable. WIN.

CUE CARD 9/2 with Betfred - 3 POINT WIN - Lost

4:10 Foxhunters Chase

ON THE FRINGE should be 7/4 for this so 3/1 available is amazing. We were on him last year when he won the race and I see no reason why he won't be victorious again. He is the classiest horse in the race and can't believe he is so big. He showed how good he was last year at both Cheltenham and Aintree so bookies have this wrong. WIN.

ON THE FRINGE 3/1 with William Hill - 2 POINT WIN - Win

4:50 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

All about QUALANDO in this for me typical handicap plot and a previous festival winner last year in the Fred Winter. He is laid out for the race by Paul Nicholls and a return to good ground will be appreciated.

QUALANDO 10/1 with Coral - 1 POINT E/W - Lost

5:30 Grand Annual

The last race of the festival and we have 2 selections.

After an amazing week I can't resist tipping up THE SAINT JAMES and it is not just about the name I really fancy his chances. JP McManus loves this race and I actually think this horse is handicapped very well on 142. Only had 3 starts over fences and as still travelling really well on his last start at Kempton until falling. Had he won that race his handicap would've gone up so he is still well in by a few pounds. He finished 3rd in last years Fred Winter Hurdle so clearly loves the course and for me is a great price at 18/1. E/W.

THE SAINT JAMES 18/1 with Paddy Power - 16/1 elsewhere - 1 POINT E/W - Lost

EASTLAKE is the horse chosen by Barry Geraghty so you have to respect that. This horse finished runner up in this race last year off a handicap mark of 145 so is now 2lb lower on 143. I expect the horse will once again runs big race and is value at 14/1. E/W.

EASTLAKE 14/1 with most firms - 1 POINT E/W - Lost

Good Luck

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