European Racing

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...

Cheltenham Countdown: Hills advertises Champion claims despite defeat

David Cleary looks back at the International Meeting at Cheltenham, where a French-trained cross-country chaser was the main Festival ante-post mover. No, really... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Seuil makes his case for absent Altior’s crown

David Cleary rounds up the best of the week's jumping action, headlined by a top-class renewal of the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Adventure my only antepost bet ahead of Betfair Tingle Creek day

Tony Calvin takes an early look at the weekend's superb action, including the Betfair Tingle Creek, but not before he tells us why a star Chaser might be on course for the Champion Hurdle... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Paisley primed for further pattern success

David Cleary focuses mainly on Newbury's two-day Winter Carnival in this week's review, with Paisley Park and Champ among the notable names on show... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Cyrname and Lostintranslation lay down Kempton gauntlet

David Cleary reflects on two mouthwatering clashes from Ascot and Haydock at the weekend, as well as picking over the rest of the week's action... Read More...

Kevin Blake on the Betfair Chase: Tizzard’s softly-softly approach sets up intriguing Haydock clash

Bristol de Mai is a renowned Haydock lover but the odds say Lostintranslation could well end the three-time Betfair Chase winner's run. Kevin Blake takes a look at this battle of the staying chase heavyweights... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Diva fans happy after big-race triumph

David Cleary extends a warm welcome to regular readers and latecomers, as the jumping roadshow returns to Cheltenham for the November meeting... Read More...

Sunday ITV Racing Tips: Torcello can go well in Greatwood

The Greatwood Hurdle is the big betting heat at Cheltenham on Sunday afternoon and Tony Calvin has a 16/1 selection for you to consider... Read More...

Cheltenham Countdown: Santini scrapes home in Future Stars

David Cleary looks at the best of the week's action, including a bumper haul for Nicky Henderson, as the jumps season steps up a gear... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2020 Countdown: Frodon repeat scuppered by low sun

David Cleary picks out the highlights from a busy week of jumping action, which included the Showcase meeting at Cheltenham and Aintree's Old Roan Chase... Read More...

Cheltenhan Festival 2020 Countdown: Streak stakes early Champion Hurdle claim

David Cleary returns with his weekly column looking at all the latest action over jumps, particularly at Chepstow and Kempton, with a view to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Cheltenham Live Blog: Market movers, tips and fast results from Day 4 at the Festival

It's the most exciting day as the Cheltenham Festival comes to an end. Will there be more fairytale stories to come on Gold Cup Day? Get the latest from the markets, our ambassadors and tipsters here... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: Two Willie Mullins bets in this year’s Gold Cup

It's the final day of the Cheltenham Festival for our three-man Bets of the Day team as they give you their best bets and each-way wagers for the Gold Cup and more. Read More...

Gordon Elliott at Cheltenham: Dallas Des Pictons should end the Festival on a high

It's the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott has a host of runners to tell you about as he aims for a winner on Friday. Read More...

Paul Nicholls at Cheltenham: Improving Clan has a big chance in the Gold Cup

It's a big day for Paul Nicholls on the final afternoon of the Cheltenham Festival as he saddles no less than 10 runners, including Clan Des Obeaux in the Gold Cup... Read More...

Joseph O’Brien at Cheltenham: Form horse Sir Eric can hopefully win us the Triumph

Sir Eric is Joseph O'Brien's big chance of a winner on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival where the Betfair Ambassador will saddle four runners on the afternoon... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: My money’s on Mullins for Gold Cup glory

Tony Calvin concludes his marathon stint in the Festival tipping chair with a full rundown of Friday's Gold Cup card including bets for all seven races... Read More...

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

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

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: Best bets and each-way wagers for St Patrick’s Day

The Stayers' Hurdle is the feature race on St Patrick's Day and our 'bets of the day' tipsters return with their fancies for the third day of the Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Paul Nicholls at Cheltenham: Frodon goes to the Ryanair in sparkling form

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls has a big chance in the Ryanair Chase on day three of the Cheltenham Festival while he also has good opportunities elsewhere on the card... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips: Yanworth worth a dart at a huge price in the Stayers

Fresh from backing the winner of the Coral Cup at 33/1, Tony Calvin returns with seven bets for day three of the Festival, including a huge priced outsider for the Stayers... Read More...

Cheltenham Live Blog: Market movers, tips and fast results from Day 2 at the Festival

The Betting.Betfair team returns for the second day of the Cheltenham live blog. Bringing you the build-up to all the races, as well as full in-play, antepost and BSP results service... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 2 Tips: Get your Cracking Smart best and each way bets from our tipsters

Our three-man Racing Bets of the Day team return to give you their best bets and each way tips from the second day of Cheltenham including one aptly named horse in the Coral Cup Hurdle... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Altior is no certainty in Champion Chase

With three successful lays out of three on Tuesday, Jack Houghton thinks he's uncovered some other dodgy market leaders for Cheltenham's day three... Read More...

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

Timeform bring you their comprehensive runner-by-runner guide to Wednesday's Champion Chase on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival, and pick out their 1-2-3... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Three lays for Tuesday

In the competitive crucible of the Cheltenham Festival laying can be your saviour says Jack Houghton, who is opposing a a trio of horses on Champions Hurdle day... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2019: Timeform’s Preview Magazine

Betfair have enlisted the help of the experts at Timeform to bring you the best analysis and tips for every race at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Tips: Get the Racing Post Festival e-guide for free

Betfair have teamed up with the Racing Post to bring you free access to their Cheltenham Festival 2019 e-guide... Read More...

Timeform Shortlist: Cheltenham, Tuesday 12 March

Timeform's free shortlist comes from Cheltenham on Tuesday, where it is day one of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Paul Nicholls at Cheltenham: Grand Sancy could get our Festival off to a flyer

Paul Nicholls fields just three on the first day of the Festival, but the trio all have chances of giving the Betfair Ambassador another big-race winner... Read More...

Cheltenham Tips: Tony Calvin’s verdict on every race with five to back at big prices

The Festival is finally here and, strapped in and ready for tipping action across all four days is Tony Calvin, who kicks off with five to back on Tuesday... Read More...

Olly Murphy at Cheltenham: Thomas Darby can make an impact in the Supreme

Betfair Ambassador Olly Murphy has two runners in the Supreme Novices Hurdle. Read how he hopes to get on in the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...