Tags ‘Cheltenham Gold Cup’

The Road to Cheltenham: Mixed reactions to Oscar’s chase debut

The very popular Road to Cheltenham series commences at an earlier stage this season, with the Follow The Money team keeping an eye of some of the key 2018 Festival markets following racing over the weekend... Read More...

Gold Cup on Betfair: 999/1 Sizing John lands the spoils

Canny antepost punters land huge winnings on Jessica Harrington's seven-year-old in a dramatic running of the festival's blue riband chase event Read More...

Gold Cup on Betfair: 999/1 Sizing John lands the spoils

Canny antepost punters land huge winnings on Jessica Harrington's seven-year-old in a dramatic running of the festival's blue riband chase event Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Follow The Money: Djakadam set for big run in Gold Cup

There's no question about where the big race is this afternoon. Below, Follow The Money reveal their Gold Cup selection for 2017 as well as two other picks for the final day of the Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Day 4 Tips: Five big priced selections for Gold Cup day

We go into the final day of what has been a Cheltenham to remember and Tony Calvin is back to talk us through the card, and pick out a number of big priced selections... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2017: Friday’s Each Way Edge

Native River shouldn't be entertained in the Gold Cup, writes Jack Houghton, who wants to use Each Way Edge and take a speculative punt on Smad Place... Read More...

Paul Nicholls at Cheltenham: The views on my Gold Cup day runners

We've reached the final day of this year's Cheltenham Festival, and here with his exclusive views on his eight runners on the afternoon is Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls... Read More...

Gordon Elliott at Cheltenham: The verdict on my 10 runners on Gold Cup day

It's been a superb Cheltenham Festival for Gordon Elliott, can he cap the final day with yet more winners? Read about all 10 runners on Gold Cup day exclusively on Betting.Betfair... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Exclusive: Don Poli out of Cheltenham Gold Cup

Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott has sad news to announce about two-time-festival-winner Don Poli, who was being targeted for another tilt at the Gold Cup after last year's third place... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Video: The verdict on my runners on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham

Friday is Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival and Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott has more than a couple of fancies. Here, he gives us his exclusive thoughts on all of them... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Preview: Sizing John can step out of Douvan’s shadow

Tony Keenan concludes his daily previews of the Cheltenham Festival with his take on the Gold Cup card and he fancies an Irish horse to provide a minor upset in the main event... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Why was Thistlecrack backed in for the Gold Cup?

Having seemingly been ruled out through injury and trading at [990.0] for the Gold Cup, Thistlecrack was suddenly backed in to as short as [8.0] over the weekend after it emerged he was being sent for a further scan. Tony Calvin tries to work out what ... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Some early Cheltenham thoughts and a tip for the weekend

With two competitive handicap chases at the weekend Tony Calvin gives us his views from an antepost perspective, as well as providing his latest thoughts on Cheltenham as the Festival edges ever closer... Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante-Post: Native River can push Thistlecrack all the way

Thistlecrack is the strong favourite to add the Gold Cup to his King George success earlier this season, but Alan Thompson believes Colin Tizzard's nine-year old is beatable and will be wading in on Native River. Find out why in our man's ante-post pre... Read More...

Cheltenham 2017: How to win money punting at the Festival

The countdown to Cheltenham is well and truly on so we asked full-time horse racing trader, Alan Thompson, for his hints and tips on making your Festival a profitable one... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Melon could provide a fruitful start to the Festival

There have been many market movers in some of this year's Cheltenham Festival ante-post markets following a weekend of key trials, and here the Follow The Money team tell us where the cash has been going... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Time to take notice of Any Second Now

It's been a relatively quiet week in terms of Cheltenham Festival contenders making their mark, but thee have still been some significant market movers in some of the key ante-post markets... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Tizzard shows off a pair of Festival contenders

Betfair's Follow The Money team keep us up to speed with all the Festival betting moves in their latest edition of the Road to Cheltenham column... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Thistle ready for a crack at the Gold Cup

A feast of racing took place over the Christmas period and inevitably the markets for the Cheltenham Festival were influenced by some outstanding performances, as outlined here by the Follow The Money team... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Sene takes a market walk but Card right on Cue

We saw some more early Cheltenham Festival clues on Saturday afternoon, not least from Cue Card in the Betfair Chase. The Follow The Money team round up the latest antepost market moves... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Will 2017 be the year of the Fox?

A big three days of racing at Cheltenham's Open Meeting has resulted in a few movers in the big Festival markets. Betfair's Follow The Money team fill us in... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Royal and Lido stake their Festival claims

After the weekend's action the Follow The Money team noted some market moves in the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle markets following impressive wins from a couple of unlikely contenders... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Thistlecrack shortens considerably for the Gold Cup

Follow The Money are back with their antepost look at the Cheltenham Festival and note that Thistlecrack's odds have shortened considerably... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: The stars of 2016 that you should back in 2017

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival may be over but that hasn't stopped Mike Norman looking ahead to next year's renewal, highlighting the winners from last week to keep an eye on in 2017 as well as marvelling at the Willie Mullins domination... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: Friday: a whistle-stop guide

Asking the question: can they handle the break-neck speed and unique course of the Cheltenham Festival, Jack Houghton thinks the Gold Cup will go the way of last year's runner up... Read More...

Cheltenham Day Four Tips: Back Smad to Place or more in the Gold Cup

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival comes to a close on Friday with the Gold Cup and Victoria Pendleton in the Foxhunters taking centre stage. Tony Calvin talks us through the card and picks out a few bets to help you end the week on a high note... Read More...

Cheltenham Betfair Preview Night: Watch the full footage here

If you weren't lucky enough to attend or tune into Betfair's live coverage of this year's Cheltenham Preview Night, fear not, all the videos featuring experts including Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls and leading jockey Davy Russell can be viewed belo... Read More...

Cheltenham Championship Races Preview: Cue Card can land Gold at the Festival

It's two weeks and counting until the Cheltenham Festival and Tony Keenan has nailed his colours to the mast for the Championship races... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Triolo D’Alene to go well at Ascot but keep an eye on those Cheltenham markets

After today's shock news that Faugheen has been ruled out of the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Tony Calvin talks us through who might run where from the Willie Mullins yard, before moving on to preview Saturday's big race, the Betfair Ascot Chase... Read More...

Willie Mullins: A dozen reasons to back 10 or more Cheltenham Festival winners

It was a rare disappointing day for Willie Mullins and his British raiders at Cheltenham and Doncaster on Saturday, but that hasn't put Mike Norman off backing the leading Irish trainer to reach double figures when it comes to Festival winners in March... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Vroum Vroum motors into major Festival contention

Not for the first time in this column Willie Mullins dominates the coverage after stars such as Douvan, Faugheen, Un De Sceaux, and Vroum Vroum Mag won their weekend races as they build up towards this year's Cheltenham Festival. We bring you all the a... Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Mullins dominates betting after entries announced

Willie Mullins has three of the five at the top of the Gold Cup betting following the announcement of the entries this morning... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Don Poli shortens considerably for the Gold Cup

The Follow The Money team assess what the weekend's racing action has meant for the antepost markets ahead of Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Smad Place leaps into the Gold Cup reckoning

There was once again a big weekend of jumps racing on both sides of the Irish Sea and Betfair's Cheltenham markets have been digesting the performances of note Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Cue Card joins the Gold Cup party

Welcome to the second instalment of The Road To Cheltenham where our Follow The Money team discuss the weekend's big performances and the reactions of the ante-post markets. They begin with the weekend's big race, Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock on... Read More...

Kauto Star: A tribute to an equine legend

The world of horse racing has been rocked by the desperately sad news this morning that two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star has been put down after suffering a serious injury following a fall in a paddock. Mike Norman reminds us of some of ... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival – Friday: A whistle-stop guide

It's Gold Cup day, and our numbers' man, Jack Houghton, thinks the day's big favourite is unlikely to have the race run to suit. Read More...

Paul Nicholls: The views on my eight Cheltenham Festival runners on Gold Cup Day

It's been a great week so far for Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls, and on Friday he has a great chance of lifting the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Here are Paul's exclusive thoughts on all of his day four runners... Read More...