European Racing

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Timeform’s runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Friday's Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival and pick out their 1-2-3... Read More...

Joseph O’Brien Cheltenham Day 4 Runners Preview: Some fair chances on Gold Cup day

A busy day for Joseph O'Brien who has eight runners on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, and here the Betfair Ambassador speaks exclusively about them all... Read More...

Cheltenham Live Blog: Tips, market movers, news and fast results for Day 3

It was a dramatic day at Cheltenham on Wednesday with some superb performances and surprise results and we're swiftly on to Day 3, with a number of big names in action. We're across it all in the live blog... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: Eight bets from Tony Calvin for Thursday at the Festival

Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival has some big fields and wide open handicaps, a combination that our big-price tipster Tony Calvin revels in. Our man has eight bets for you to consider... Read More...

Stayers’ Hurdle Runners and Riders 2020: Timeform’s runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Thursday's Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and pick out their 1-2-3... Read More...

Cheltenham Live Blog: Tips, market movers, news and fast results for Day 2

After a fascinating Tuesday at Prestbury Park we're back for Ladies' Day and we'll be across all the market movers and race results throughout here on our rolling blog... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips: Six bets from Tony Calvin for Wednesday at the Festival

There are a lot of strong favourites on the second day of the Festival, but Tony Calvin has unearthed six bets ranging from 7/2 to 50/1 for your consideration... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Cheltenham Day 2 Runners Preview: Thyme could be right for a Festival win

Paul Nicholls' Cheltenham begins with a pair of runners in the Champion Chase and another two in the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle. Get his exclusive thoughts on the quartet here... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Cheltenham Day 2 Runners Preview: Envoi Allen ready for biggest test

It's day two of the Cheltenham Festival and Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott is here to discuss all 16 of his runners, including the much fancied Envoi Allen... Read More...

Cheltenham Lay Betting Day 2 Tips: Breakaway looks out of his depth

Lay betting specialist Patrick Weaver has three more to oppose on day two of the Cheltenham Festival and his bet of the afternoon comes in the opening race... Read More...

Joseph O’Brien Cheltenham Day 2 Runners Preview: Moon can run well at a big price

Just the one runner for Joseph O'Brien on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival, but the Betfair Ambassador believes Top Moon can run a good race at a big price in the Coral Cup... Read More...

Olly Murphy Cheltenham Day 2 Runners Preview: King could outrun odds in Champion Bumper

Olly Murphy's Linelee King delves into Grade 1 on Wednesday, but the Betfair Ambassador is full of praise for his sole representative and thinks he can go well at a big price... Read More...

Cheltenham Champion Day Betting: Tuesday tips from the Bets of the Day team

The Bets of the Day team are having their annual come together to provide their selections for each day of the Cheltenham Festival, starting with Champion Day... Read More...

Olly Murphy Cheltenham Day One Runners Preview: Brewin’upastorm set for Arkle challenge

On day one of the Cheltenham Festival, Betfair Ambassador Olly Murphy saddles Brewin'upastorm as the unbeaten chaser bids to land a third successive win over fences at Prestbury Park... Read More...

Cheltenham Lay Betting Day 1 Tips: Brew looks too weak

Lay bet specialist Patrick Weaver returns to the Betting.Betfair pages for Cheltenham week with his horses to oppose and his lay of the day for Tuesday comes in the Arkle... Read More...

Gary O’Brien on Cheltenham 2020: My best bets from the Festival Handicaps

In little more than 24 hours the famous roar will boom around Prestbury Park as the 2020 Festival gets under way - still plenty of time then to read Gary O'Brien's view of this year's best handicap value Read More...

Champion Hurdle: Timeform’s runner-by-runner guide

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Tuesday's Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and pick out their 1-2-3... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: Betfair crossword

You may have seen our specially created Betfair crossword in your daily newspaper - answers are here in case you got stuck... Read More...

Gary O’Brien on Cheltenham 2020: Notebook an Arkle Chase favourite for good reason

There's only a week to go until the biggest racing festival of the year and Gary O'Brien is hoping for a shake-up when it comes to the trainer with the most wins... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 3 Antepost Preview: Take Calvados to spring Festival surprise

Day 3 features two Grade 1 contests. Having looked at the Stayers' Hurdle in depth last week, David Cleary returns to take a look at the Ryanair, as well as the rest of the Thursday card... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 2 Antepost Preview: Might Bite a danger for Tiger

The second day of the Cheltenham Festival is being billed as one of potential ruin for bookmakers. Among other things, David Cleary runs the rule over the shorties the layers fear... Read More...

Kevin Blake on the Cheltenham Festival: Get into a soft-ground mindset

After focusing on trainers last week, Kevin Blake assesses the small details that bettors need to consider to produce big results when placing bets on Cheltenham this year... Read More...

Cheltenham Day One Antepost Preview: Maire Banrigh worth an Arkle interest

With the weights for the handicaps and the final first entries for the Cheltenham Festival, it's time for David Cleary to offer up the first of his day-by-day previews... Read More...

Cheltenham 2020: Festival odds-on to go ahead amid Coronavirus concerns

Bettors back Cheltenham Festival to go ahead next as racecourse says it's full speed ahead. But Coronavirus could still wreck Euro 2020 and Tokyo Olympics, reports Max Liu. Read More...

Gary O’Brien on Cheltenham 2020: Riders can Storm to Ryanair success

With just two weeks to go until Cheltenham 2020, Gary O'Brien is here with the first of three antepost previews for the Festival, a look at the Group 1 races, where has has found two he likes at the prices... Read More...

Tony Calvin: A lay for Cheltenham and a look at the Greatwood Veterans’ Chase

There's only two weeks until the Cheltenham Festival, so Tony Calvin takes an early look, as well as poking around this Saturday's Newbury card... Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup Antepost Preview: Lostintranslation fits the bill

In the fourth of his articles on the big race each day at the Cheltenham Festival, David Cleary runs the rule over the main contenders... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: The best lays of the meeting

Various Timeform experts reveal the horses you should be looking to avoid at this year's Festival... Read More...

Champion Hurdle Antepost Preview: Elgin absence no concern ahead of Cheltenham challenge

David Cleary, in the first of his detailed big-race previews for Cheltenham sides with a huge outsider in the Champion Hurdle. Decide if he's lost his marbles... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Copperhead the star at Ascot, will it be the RSA next?

The combined efforts of Storms Ciara and Dennis left a much-reduced fixture list over the last week, though Ascot and Haydock survived on Saturday. David Cleary reviews the action... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: All the key market movers for the Championship races

With just four weeks between now and the start of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, Mike Norman is here to mark you card on what is being backed, and what isn't, in the four Championship races... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Altior and Native River boost Festival claims

David Cleary looks back at Newbury's highly informative card on Saturday, which featured Altior and Native River on trial for Cheltenham, as well as a dramatic Betfair Hurdle... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Watch Betfair preview evening here

Betfair will be hosting our annual Cheltenham preview evening on Thursday March 5, featuring a number of racing heavyweights on the panel and loads of enhanced prices on key races. Find out how you can watch below... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Nicholls leads southern raiders with Musselburgh 5-timer

The Dublin Racing Festival might have hogged the headlines over the weekend, but Musselburgh's Scottish Trials meeting was informative too. David Cleary sifts through the action... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Santini books Gold Cup place with gritty success

With the Cheltenham Festival just six weeks away, David Cleary looks back at the always informative Trials day there, as well as picking out highlights from Doncaster and Huntingdon... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Doncaster test could be ‘tailor made’ for Cobra De Mai

In this week's antepost column, Tony Calvin reveals he was happier than most with Pentland Hills' run at the weekend and picks out a 16/1 bet for the big race at Doncaster on Saturday... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Thriving Defi lays down Champion Chase marker

David Cleary looks back at all the big races from the weekend, with new Champion Chase favourite Defi du Seuil's victory in the Clarence House top of the bill... Read More...

Timeform: Exclusive ticket offer for Cheltenham Festival Trials Day

Don't miss out on an exclusive Timeform ticket offer that gives you the chance to be at Cheltenham later this month for Festival Trials Day... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Altior’s absence sparks Kempton controversy

As David Cleary highlights, Kempton and Warwick supplied the principal British action over the weekend, but it was a horse that didn't run that captured all the headlines... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Clan takes second King George as Epatante sparkles

David Cleary has a feast of Festive goodies to look back on and suggests a Nicky Henderson-trained mare to back for the Champion Hurdle... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Long Walk for The Worlds End as L’Ami surge falters

David Cleary reviews an eventful couple of days at Ascot, which did well to survive the elements, and looks forward to a feast of Christmas action... Read More...