Tuesday March 10, 2020: The Supreme Novices’ HurdleThe first race of Cheltenham is always a popular one with bookies and you’ll find plenty of enhanced odds and free bets for this one.
Paddy Power are currently pricing Envoi Allen as favourite at 2/1, and has won all eight races run so far.
The Gordon Elliott trained horse will be tough to beat, but we’d have an each way bet on Fiddlerontheroof at 6/1. A number of pundits are looking favourably on the Tizzard trained horse after running out winner at Tolworth last month.
Other notable horses potentially worth a punt include Asterion Forlonge (7/2), Shishkin (5/2) and Chantry House (7/1).
Wednesday March 11, 2020: The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle RaceSporting John looks good for this race at 6/1, although there is still talk Elliott might opt for this race for Envoi Allen, which could prove an easier run. It’s one to keep an eye out this one as Envoi Allen would be a must back.
The Big Getaway and The Big Breakaway will be worth each way wagers, both at 7/1 with William Hill.
Thyme Hill would be our outside shot at 12/1, after a strong last few months of racing.
Thursday March 12, 2020: The Marsh Novices’ ChaseThe bookies are seeing this as a close race with a handful of horses having a great chance of crossing the line first.
Allaho is favourite with Paddy Power at 3/1, but we’d look more to Fakir D'oudairies at 5/1 despite the JP McManus horse missing out on a race last month.
Itchy Feet is worth an each-way at 4/1, while there’s always a chance in Samcro at 13/2.
Samcro has been given the green light to run in this one and will be one to watch despite a mixed year in 2019.
Friday March 13, 2020: The JCB Triumph HurdleGold Cup Day gets started with the Triumph Hurdle. Pentland Hills was impressive last term and we’d expect a horse to really come to the fore once again.
Solo is hotly tipped to set the pace for the day (3/1 with Ladbrokes), having won at Kempton just a few weeks ago in a strong field.
Goshen is also fancied by a number of pundits and punters alike having won his last seven races, including a win at Ascot in January. We’d take a punt on the Gary Moore horse at 7/2 and is certainly our tip of the race.
An outside chance at a place looks to be Sir Psycho who won by 31 lengths on New Years Day, and was hotly tipped for this one before Solo was entered. We still fancy the Nicholls horse to do well though and an each-way punt at 12/1.