Another year of Cheltenham and we look to bring you a few pointers where the value lies on day 1. Feel free to let our help guide your selections or follow them all. Good luck!!
1.30 2m 0f 110yds Class 1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle (Grade 1)
Willie Mullins has had nothing but good words for his 5yo who has won 4 from his 5 races to date, and has continued to impress on his last few runs, shaping with plenty promise, particularly at Punchestown, and sets a very solid standard here. The Mullins/Walsh can get off to a winning start this year. Sky Bet are offering money back if your bet loses in the first at Cheltenham and looks well worth taking advantage of.
2.05 2m 0f Class 1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Grade 1)
No Bet. The Mullins/Walsh Un De Sceaux is very hard to oppose here but at 8/11 is no value what soever so will be a race to avoid on the singles, but definitely one for the multiples.
2.40 3m 1f Class 1 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Barakilla 14/1 EW
An open race in which most bookies are paying 5 places each way. Make sure you take advantage of this rather than the standard 4. One of the more unexposed types, in the line up here, and now stepping up in trip looks a useful prospect.Run well in both starts this year, after a lengthy absence and is cherry ripe for this, at just 1lb higher. We really fancy a big run here!
3.20 3m 1f Class 1 Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
Jezki 5/1 EW.
Last year's winner should make a bold bid to defend crown under AP.Made a bad mistake at the last, when last seen, and better than the subsequent result. With a clean round of jumping should be right in the mix and looks a good slice of each way value for us.
4.00 2m 4f Class 1 OLBG Mares Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle) (Grade 1)
No Bet. Annie Power is expected to romp home here but at the prices is a not bet for us.
4.40 4m 0f Class 1 Toby Balding National Hunt Chase (Listed Amateur Riders Novices Chase)
Vivaldi Collonges 16/1 EW.
Another race in which punters should look carefully to ensure they are backing 4 places each way with most bookmakers.Yet to make mark over fences but shaped with promise and now stepped up in trip significantly can make mark.
5.15 2m 4f 110yds Class 1 CHAPS Restaurants Barbados Novices Handicap Chase (Listed)
Keltus 12/1 EW
Bet Victor offering 5 places each way and worth taking advantage of. Selection is still unexposed in this sphere but stepped up in trip can make mark for Paul Nicholls yard after a small break.Nice bit of value.