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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 Festival Antepost Tips: One to back on each of the four days

With less than three weeks to go before the start of this year's Cheltenham Festival, racing enthusiast Mike Norman has gone through the antepost markets and come up with one wager for each of the four days... Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Native River favourite after injury rules Thistlecrack out

The Gold Cup has lost its long-time favourite after Thistlecrack suffers a leg injury... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Cue Card third favourite for Gold Cup glory

Another win for the mighty Cue Card firmed up his position in the Gold Cup betting behind stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River. Read about that and all the other notable Cheltenham Festival betting moves here... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Triumph Hurdle hopeful Cliffs of Dover will miss the Festival

Paul's Festival hopes have taken a knock with the news that Cliffs of Dover will miss next month's action at Cheltenham Read More...

RSA Chase Ante-Post: Back Shantou Village to atone for 2016 Festival failure

The RSA has rewarded favourite backers in 2015 and 2016 but Alan Thompson is looking down the list for better value in his bets on this year's running... Read More...

Champion Chase Ante-Post: Swerve Douvan and side with the Sire

Douvan will be odds-on to take the Champion Chase so Alan Thompson recommends playing in the markets without Willie Mullins' unbeaten chaser... Read More...

Triumph Hurdle Ante-Post: Hush can make a big noise against the boys

The Triumph Hurdle commences the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, and it's often the national hunt's equivalent of a cavalry charge where future stayers often prosper. Alan Thompson give his thoughts... 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...

Ryanair Chase Ante-Post: Lieutenant can take charge for Gigginstown

Alan Dudman continues his ante-post build-up to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, and has picked out a Henry De Bromhead contender for Grade 1 success... Read More...

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Ante-Post: Charli and Mome to crack it

With the Cheltenham Festival a matter of weeks away, Alan Dudman is your guide for an ante-post update on this year's crop of young horses for the 2017 Supreme Novices' Hurdle - and is sticking with Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins... Read More...

Champion Hurdle Ante-Post: Fast-improving Brain Power a player

The 2017 Champion Hurdle market looks wide open, and with the Betfair Sportsbook now going Non-Runner No-Bet Alan Dudman gives his verdict on the leading candidates... Read More...

Stayers’ Hurdle Ante-Post: Follow Wylie duo for long distance success

Harry Fry's Unowhatimeanharry has been untouchable in the build-up to the Stayers' Hurdle. Can anyone beat him at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival? Our man Alan Dudman makes the case for two others in the Betfair Sportsbook's Non-Runner No-Bet market... Read More...

Road To Cheltenham: Sizing John looks towards Gold Cup with big win at Leopardstown

A busy weekend for the Road To Cheltenham column with plenty of Festival clues coming from both sides of the Irish Sea this weekend... Read More...

Cheltenham 2017 Preview Night: Exclusive Festival insight and offers

On Wednesday March 1, Betfair will be hosting a Cheltenham 2017 preview evening featuring a number of racing heavyweights including Paul Nicholls, Gordon Elliott, Kevin Blake and Gary O'Brien - and you can watch it live here on Betting.Betfair. Here's ... 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...

Road to Cheltenham: Market shake-up as Faugheen and Min are ruled out

After the news that Faugheen and Min are to miss Cheltenham broke on Monday afternoon, there was a big shake-up in the Exchange markets for the Festival. The Follow The Money team take a look in a bonus edition of the Road to Cheltenham... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Henderson’s horses make their moves

The money has come for a pair of Nicky Henderson's stable stars with Buveur D'Air and Top Notch attracting the antepost cash. The Follow The Money team have news on those moves and all the other antepost headlines... 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: Yorkhill looks unbeatable for the JLT

It was a busy week of racing last week, and there have been some notable price movers in the Cheltenham Festival antepost markets... 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...

New Year’s Day Racing Tips: Trust Henri to get 2017 off to a flyer

ITV is the new home of televised racing and the channel commences its coverage with a classy looking card at Cheltenham, plus a few races from Musselburgh, and here hoping to start 2017 with a bang is our resident tipster Tony Calvin... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Use your loaf and consider Brain Power for the Champion Hurdle

Racing expert and tipster Tony Calvin is back with an antepost look at Cheltenham Festival 2017, and more specifically the Champion Hurdle... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Harry backed to land knock-out blow in World Hurdle

Thick fog meant we didn't get to see as much of the racing as we would have liked on Saturday, but there were still some eyecatchers with the 2017 Cheltenham Festival firmly in mind... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: The New One tightens for Champion Hurdle

There are a few more Cheltenham clues after some impressive displays this weekend. The Follow The Money team take a look... Read More...

Saturday Racing Tips: Quite has a big Chance in Cheltenham feature

Cheltenham takes centre stage this Saturday afternoon and our big-price tipster Tony Calvin, fresh from tipping an 8/1 winner on Friday, is keen to back an outsider that holds strong claims in the feature race of the day... Read More...

Saturday Racing Tips: Quite has a big Chance in Cheltenham feature

Cheltenham takes centre stage this Saturday afternoon and our big-price tipster Tony Calvin, fresh from tipping an 8/1 winner on Friday, is keen to back an outsider that holds strong claims in the feature race of the day... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: More festival clues after the weekend’s racing

We've had a weekend of high class racing in England and Ireland and as a result there has been three significant market movers ahead of next year's Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Tizzard set for a good Crack at the Gold Cup

It's been a big week of jumps racing with plenty of Festival big guns out on track. The Follow The Money round up the major moves from the Betfair markets... 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...

The Road to Cheltenham: Thief steals the show at Punchestown

Our popular Road to Cheltenham series returns today, a weekly look at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival antepost markets, highlighting the movers and drifters following the previous week's news and racing... Read More...

‘Presenting racing is my dream job’

Ed Chamberlin, who will front ITV's racing coverage next year, talks about his love of the sport more » Read More...

Power to the mares as Annie prevails

Outstanding performances should encourage more owners and trainers to buy mares more » 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...

The Road to Cheltenham: Did you get on at any of these tasty prices?

The Follow The Money team round up the highs of what was a fantastic Cheltenham for the ante-post markets and already look forward to next year's Festival... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Did you get on at any of these tasty prices?

The Follow The Money team round up the highs of what was a fantastic Cheltenham for the ante-post markets and already look forward to next year's Festival... 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 Follow The Money: Cossack being backed to taste Gold Cup glory

There are plenty of market movers on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, and the Follow The Money team have three recommended wagers for you to consider, two to back and one to oppose... Read More...

Market Movers: Friday, March 18

We bring you all the main market movers ahead of the final day of this year's Cheltenham Festival, plus the movers from Lingfield and Fakenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Bets of the Day: Poli can be the Don of Cheltenham

It's the final day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival and our tipsters are hoping to wrap up a superb week with a few more winners, including another for Willie Mullins in the Gold Cup... Read More...

Through The Card: Cheltenham, Friday March 18

Timeform take you through the card on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival - Gold Cup day. 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...

Paul Nicholls at Cheltenham: The exclusive verdict on my 13 day four runners

Paul sends out a huge team in search of final day silverware at Cheltenham but, arguably, few will command more attention than Victoria Pendleton's mount Pacha Du Polder. Get Paul's exclusive thoughts on the full team here... Read More...