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World Hurdle Preview: More to come from the champion?

Tony McFadden tackles the World Hurdle, putting up an each-way bet at a big price... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Exclusive: My hurdling plans for Cheltenham

With Cheltenham just around the corner, Paul Nicholls exclusively reveals the running plan for his hurdlers at the Festival as well as some of the key races in the build-up... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Specials: Who will Ruby Walsh ride in the Champions Hurdle?

Hurricane Fly's brilliant win in the Irish Champion Hurdle on Sunday has raised the question will Ruby Walsh stay loyal to the 22-time Grade 1 winner in the English equivalent, or will he instead opt to ride the unbeaten new kid on the block Faugheen? ... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Un de Sceaux impressive but too short for Arkle

There were significant Cheltenham trials in the week just gone both at Prestbury Park and across the Irish Sea, David Cleary keeps you up to speed with the latest impressive performances and antepost moves Read More...

Champion Chase Ante-Post Betting: Could the Captain spring a surprise?

David Cleary finishes his series of antepost previews of the big Cheltenham Festival races with a look at the Champion Chase where everything revolves around the Game Spirit at Newbury in early February... Read More...

Queen Mother Champion Chase Preview: Not nostalgia, just history repeating

Timeform's Keith Melrose recommends a bet against the returning heroes in this year's Champion Chase. Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup Antepost Betting: Filleule a long-priced NRNB fancy

David Cleary continues his look at the antepost betting on the big Cheltenham Festival races with the biggest of the lot - the Gold Cup - where he tries to find alternatives to firm favourite Silvinaco Conti Read More...

Irish Racing Tips: Tony Keenan on the Thyestes Chase and Irish Arkle

There's some major racing at Gowran Park and Leopardstown in the coming days so let Tony Keenan talk you through the Thyestes Chase and Irish Arkle... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Sprinter and New One far from impressive in key trials

In the second instalment of David Clearly's look ahead to the 2015 Cheltenham Festival our man highlights a few handicappers worth keeping in mind, while he also casts some doubt on last Saturday's two star attractions... Read More...

Champion Chase Antepost Betting: Bullets fired into third favouritism after defeating Sprinter

Sprinter Sacre was defeated on his long-awaited return to action and the Paul Nicholls-trained winner of that race has been slashed in antepost betting on the two mile chase at Cheltenham Read More...

World Hurdle Antepost Betting: 20/1 Cole Harden is one to watch

In the second of his antepost previews on the flagship races at Cheltenham, David Cleary casts his eye over the potential runners for the World Hurdle...  Read More...

Paul Nicholls Exclusive: My running plans for Cheltenham and more

It is a relatively quiet period for Ditcheat, so we asked Paul Nicholls for an update on his running plans for the next few weeks, including early thoughts on Cheltenham and news on Al Ferof, Calipto, Silviniaco Conti and Sam Winner... Read More...

Champion Hurdle Antepost Betting: Victory could be value in a top heavy market

David Cleary kicks off the first of a four part Cheltenham Festival antepost betting series with a look at the Champion Hurdle Read More...

Ryanair Chase Preview: Two big-price fancies for Festival’s Thursday highlight

Keith Melrose from Timeform looks towards the Ryanair Chase, picking out bets at 20/1 and 16/1. Read More...

Ryanair Chase Preview: Two big-price fancies for Festival’s Thursday highlight

Keith Melrose from Timeform looks towards the Ryanair Chase, picking out bets at 20/1 and 16/1. Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Another Bumper contender emerges from the Mullins camp

In the opening salvo of a new weekly column David Cleary looks back at the eye-catching performances of the last week as he searches for ante-post betting angles on the 2015 Cheltenham Festival  Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup Ante-Post: Pipe & Henderson charges worth a punt

After the release of the Gold Cup entries, Keith Melrose from Timeform gives a couple of first-look selection at big prices. Read More...

Grade 1 contest for mares at the Cheltenham Festival

The OLBG David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle promoted in status; new Listed Mares' Steeple Chase announced at Doncaster more » Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Big Buck’s achieved more than we could have ever dreamed of

Big Buck's was the dominant staying hurdler of his generation and set a Cheltenham Festival record that may never be equalled, so following the horse's retirement last Thursday trainer Paul Nicholls took the chance to pay tribute to a great Ditcheat he... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Big Buck’s achieved more than we could have ever dreamed of

Big Buck's was the dominant staying hurdler of his generation and set a Cheltenham Festival record that may never be equalled, so following the horse's retirement last Thursday trainer Paul Nicholls took the chance to pay tribute to a great Ditcheat he... Read More...

Sectional Debrief Special: Day Four at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival

Simon Rowlands picks through the times on the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Sectional Debrief Special: Day Four at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival

Simon Rowlands picks through the times on the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Gold Cup Result: 299-1 Windermere wins in thrilling finish

Lord Windermere was confirmed as the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup following a lengthy stewards' inquiry... Read More...

Gold Cup Result: 299-1 Windermere wins in thrilling finish

Lord Windermere was confirmed as the winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup following a lengthy stewards' inquiry... Read More...

Albert Bartlett Result: Very pleasant result for Meade

Very Wood sprang a huge 33-1 surprise in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle to put trainer Noel Meade back on the Cheltenham Festival roll of honour... Read More...

Albert Bartlett Result: Very pleasant result for Meade

Very Wood sprang a huge 33-1 surprise in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle to put trainer Noel Meade back on the Cheltenham Festival roll of honour... Read More...

Triumph Hurdle Result: Tiger pounces in Triumph

Tiger Roll oozed class when scooting up the hill to win the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham... Read More...

Triumph Hurdle Result: Tiger pounces in Triumph

Tiger Roll oozed class when scooting up the hill to win the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Results: In-play and antepost highs and lows from Friday

All the info you need to know from the Betfair markets on the final day at Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Results: In-play and antepost highs and lows from Friday

All the info you need to know from the Betfair markets on the final day at Cheltenham... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: The verdict on all my Cheltenham Festival runners on Gold Cup day

The racing world said farewell to a true Cheltenham legend on Thursday when Big Buck's was retired after the World Hurdle - but will we be raising a glass to a new Paul Nicholls' hero on Friday when Silviniaco Conti tackles the Gold Cup? Read Paul's views on all his Friday runners here Read More...

Paul Nicholls: The verdict on all my Cheltenham Festival runners on Gold Cup day

The racing world said farewell to a true Cheltenham legend on Thursday when Big Buck's was retired after the World Hurdle - but will we be raising a glass to a new Paul Nicholls' hero on Friday when Silviniaco Conti tackles the Gold Cup? Read Paul's views on all his Friday runners here Read More...

Follow The Money at Cheltenham: Bobs Worth to land a second Gold Cup victory

Today's Follow the Money comes from the final day of the Cheltenham festival... Read More...

Follow The Money at Cheltenham: Bobs Worth to land a second Gold Cup victory

Today's Follow the Money comes from the final day of the Cheltenham festival... Read More...

Cheltenham Market Movers: Friday March 14

All the early betting moves ahead of the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival Read More...

Cheltenham Market Movers: Friday March 14

All the early betting moves ahead of the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival Read More...

Cheltenham Market Movers: Friday March 14

All the early betting moves ahead of the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Betting Battle: Friday’s bets

The chasing pack will need to come up with a big price winner on Friday if they want to catch runaway leader Tony Calvin. Here's the final day selections in the inaugural Betfair Cheltenham Betting Battle... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Betting Battle: Friday’s bets

The chasing pack will need to come up with a big price winner on Friday if they want to catch runaway leader Tony Calvin. Here's the final day selections in the inaugural Betfair Cheltenham Betting Battle... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Placepot: Friday March 14

The Placepot is never going to be easy on a day that contains the Triumph, County, Foxhunters and Grand Annual, though it ought to prove lucrative... Read More...

Ryanair Chase Result: Dynaste takes flight in Ryanair

David Pipe was thrilled as Dynaste returned to his potent best with a slick display in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2014: A working person’s guide – Friday

Forced to work for a living nowadays, Jack Houghton has had to come up with profitable punting strategies that don't rely on hours of form study. Having outlined the tenets of successful Festival betting earlier in the week, here he outlines his select... Read More...

World Hurdle Result: That makes it a new world order

The unbeaten More Of That won the World Hurdle on just the fifth start of his career... Read More...

Cheltenham Day Four Tips: Caid Du Berlais is bet of the day

It's Gold Cup day at Cheltenham but our big price tipster Tony Calvin, fresh from backing Spring Heeled at [19.0] on Thursday, has spotted better value in some of the other races, with his best bet coming in the Martin Pipe... Read More...

Sectional Debrief Special: Day Three at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival

Simon Rowlands returns to provide you with analysis of the sectional times from Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Results: In-play and antepost highs and lows from Thursday

All the info you need to know from the Betfair markets on the third day at Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival SmartPlays: Friday March 14

It's the final day of the 2014 Cheltenham Festival, and Timeform provide you with their three best bets... Read More...

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

Timeform guide you through the field for the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup... Read More...