Cheltenham Day 3 Pointers

Day 2 was always going to be a tough one as outlined in yesterday's blog but it was a disappointing one for us and bit of pressure to deliver on the last two days of the festival. As always we won't go chasing bets and tomorrow looks a decent day for punters and a day for a few multiples across the day. We have gone through the racecard with a fine toothcomb in order to find the best betting angles and hopefully tomorrow we can celebrate a few winners.

1.30 JLT Novices Chase:


 Taquin Du Seuil 9/1 EW.

Won here in November beating Oscar Whiskey by a neck and they should be closely matched tomorrow but we are siding with the value in our selection. Some may argue that Oscar Whisky should have won that day but we are not convinced. He went a bit off the boil by his standards next two times out but it was hard not to be impressed with the demolishing fashion of the field at Hayrdock in January. Should remain ultra competitive at a track he is proven at and at 9/1 looks a very good ew bet. 


 – Sky Bet are offering money back up to £25 if the favourite wins this race.

– Racebets are offering money back upto £25 if Wonderful Charm wins this race.

2.05 Pertemps Network Final:


 Fingal Bay 8/1 EW (5 places with most bookies).

Top class Novice hurdler in 2011, and there was a lot of anticipation around him switching to fences but things didn't go to plan, few will forget who he ran out an Exeter so it was great to see him back over hurdles and winning on his return after over a year on the sidelines, beating If In Doubt by half a length. Should come on for that run and 6lb higher can show his true class and confirm his earlier promise.Has won around Cheltenham before over slightly shorter so shouldn't have a problem on that front.

 Grand Vision 14/1 EW (5 places with most bookies).

Running into fitness since returning to action in January.Shouldn't be judged too harshly on recent defeat when down in trip and at the prices we fancy to run a big race and possibly slip under the radar as does not have that many miles on the clock and could pull a big performance out the bag.

2.40 Ryanair Chase:

Benefficient 4/1(9/2 at 8.30am with William Hill).

The top 3 in this should by no means be underestimated but both Al Ferof and Dynaste do have questions to answer after recent runs and we feel Benefficient is the best option.Won The Jewson at last year's festival beating Dynaste in the process and after a few disappointments was right back on track at Leoparstown winning well and has had a break since in preparation for this event. Be on the look out for a big price offered in the morning by the bookies. 

3.20 Ladbrokes World Hurdle –

  Annie Power 7/4 NAP (New Paddy Power customers can get at 7/1, click here)

Over quarter of a million pounds up for grabs here and it looks like a duel up between the 6 year old Annie Power against the older more experienced 11 year old in the form of Paul Nicholls Big Bucks. We have always been of the opinion leading up to the festival that Annie Power was unmissable in terms of betting it was just a matter of where Willie Mullins decided to place her and he was very coy about this leading up to the festival. Big Bucks lies in the hearts of many people, and after missing last year's festival returned to action with a decent 3rd in the Cleeve Hurdle but this demands more and it remains to be seen whether retains all of ability.Annie Power comes here unbeaten in 10 starts including once at Cheltenham earlier this year and now upped in trip to 3miles is a very exciting prospect and we are going to put our balls on her here.


– Paddy Power are offering MONEY BACK if your horse finishes second to Annie Power. Looks a great opportunity to bet on Big Bucks with a huge safety net. Max stake is £100 so we would advise that alloted amount on BB.

– Place a SP bet on Annie Power to win the World Hurdle and if she wins by over 4 Lengths betfred will pay you out at double the SP odds,upto £500

– Ladbrokes are offering money back as a free bet on ALL horses if Annie Power wins upto £25

4.00 Byrne Group Plate:

 Third Intention 16/1 EW (5 places with several bookies)

One of the week's wide open events and we have gone with two horses that can run a decent race at their prices. This is Third Intention's first try at a handiccap chase  and we really fancy him to go well for the Tizzard team.Twice a course victor once over the fences looks well handicapped from a mark of 143 with the cheekpieces being added tomorrow.

Champion Court 14/1 EW (5 places with several bookies)

Saddles top weight but has a talented 7lb claimer in the saddle and now just a couple lb higher than when scoring in the Grade 2 Silver Trophy Chase over these fences in April last year.Been a little out of form of late but looks the type to be able to bounce back and is a very handy price.

4.40 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase:

Twirling Magnet 18/1 EW (5 places ew with several bookies)

Impressed when winning a novice event in October and is easy to forgive latest effort at Ascot so returned to Cheltenham, running from a fair mark is interesting and again especially at the prices.Drying conditions should be in his favour so with forecast in his favour looks a decent bet to us.

Buddy Bolero 20/1 EW (5 places with several bookies)

Interesting now going back chasing for David Pipe and looks well handicapped from a mark of 142 and first time blinkers on.Ran very well at last year's festival finishing 4th in the National Hunt Chase and a big run can be expected tomorrow under Katie Walsh



Felix Younger/Al Ferof/Annie Power all to place at 4/1 with Paddy Power. Advising double stake on this placed treble.



William Hill are offering money back on all 2nd places upto £25. Bet £25 get £50 free on Sign Up

bet365 are offering a free bet up to £50 for every winner that you back at 4/1 or above. They will double your initial depsosit up to £200

Ladbrokes are offering a free bet up to £25 for every winner that you back at 3/1 or above via their mobile App. Bet £50 get £50 free

Horse Tracker

Over the Cheltenham period we are trying out the "Horse Tracker" which allows you to follow bets throughout the festival. You can download on the following link here.


Remember to enter our Cheltenham Challenege with £25 free bets up for grabs every day click here

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