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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...

Tony Calvin: A Daring double-figure antepost Festival bet

Tony Calvin picks the bones out of Cheltenham's Trials Day action and has a big-priced recommendation for one of the big races coming up at next month's Festival Read More...

Road to Cheltenham: Shake-up in Gold Cup market after Trials Day

With little over six weeks to go until the tapes go up at Prestbury Park, the Follow The Money team discusses the key Cheltenham antepost market movers after Trials Day at the weekend... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: The views on my seven Saturday runners at Cheltenham and Doncaster

It's an important day of trial races at Cheltenham and Doncaster on Saturday, and here Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls talks exclusively about his seven runners across the two cards... 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...

Champion Hurdle Ante-Post: Opportunities exist when you take Faugheen out the equation

After the incredible performance of Faugheen at Leopardstown in the Irish Champion Hurdle, Alan Thompson has had a look to see if anything can get close to Willie Mullins flying machine at the festival... Read More...

Gold Cup Ante-Post: Festival’s favourite race could be an absolute classic

Alan Thompson has turned his attention to what is shaping to be one of the best Gold Cups for many a year and he assesses the leading players chances... Read More...

World Hurdle Ante-Post: Thistle hard to crack for stayers’ showpiece

The World Hurdle ante-post market is the latest Cheltenham Festival race to come under the microscope of Alan Dudman, who is a big fan of Thistlecrack... Read More...

Triumph Hurdle Ante-Post: Look to King and Henderson for value

Alan Dudman's latest Cheltenham Festival ante-post preview turns to the juvenile hurdlers for the Friday. Whilst there's a very short Aidan O'Brien favourite, Alan assesses the possibilities for a pair of each-way bets... Read More...

Champion Chase Ante-Post: Felix Yonger the answer to Queen Mother riddle?

Alan Dudman tackles the ante-post Queen Mother Champion Chase market, and whilst there are questions marks about some of the leading players, our man believes Felix Yonger could be the type to benefit from a light campaign... Read More...

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Ante-Post: Tombstone odds are worth taking

With the Cheltenham Festival inching ever closer, Alan Dudman will be taking an ante-post view on four of the major races in March, and starts by delivering his verdict on Supreme Novices' hotpot Min - but suggests looking elsewhere... Read More...

RSA Chase Ante-Post: Gutsy Killultagh the one to back if taking his chance

Racing enthusiast and professional trader Alan Thompson looks ahead to the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, and believe Sunday's brilliant Leopardstown winner Killultagh Vic is a horse to keep on the right side of... Read More...

Ryanair Chase Ante-Post: King can rule this race again

Willie Mullins' Vautour heads the market but he's no definite starter so Alan Thompson has a couple of each-way suggestions... Read More...

Ryanair Chase: King can rule this race again

Willie Mullins' Vautour heads the market but he's no definite starter so Alan Thompson has a couple of each-way suggestions... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Dodging Bullets set to return and news on my other big-race Festival plans

With the 2016 Cheltenham Festival just eight weeks away Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls brings us the latest news on some of his stable stars such as Dodging Bullets, Silviniaco Conti, and Saphir Du Rheu... Read More...

Switching Saddles: Victoria Pendleton to ride Pacha Du Polder

In a huge boost for her 'Switching Saddles' campaign, Victoria Pendleton has been given the opportunity to ride the former Paul Nicholls-trained Pacha Du Polder for the rest of the point-to-point season and as a potential ride the Foxhunters Chase at C... 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: Mullins team are the major movers in Festival markets

The Follow The Money team identify the notable antepost market movers for the festival each week and it's Willie Mullins who dominates the eighth instalment of The Road To Cheltenham,. Read More...

The Year Ahead: Five ‘must have’ ante-post bets for 2016

In a 'Five Bets' special, the Betting.Betfair editors pick out five 'must have' ante-post wagers to place now with a view to making some nice profits throughout 2016... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Cue Card a Gold Cup mover as he sets up shot at £1m

At the half way stage of the National Hunt season we discuss the key Cheltenham antepost market movers from the festive period in the seventh edition of the Road To Cheltenham. Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Cue Card shortens for Gold Cup

Welcome to the fourth instalment of The Road to Cheltenham, in which we have a look at some of the recent events and the significant moves in the antepost markets ahead of March's big meeting... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Mullins pair harden for hurdle features

The long road to Cheltenham continued this week with the pick of the action coming from Cheltenham and Doncaster... 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...

Paul Nicholls Exclusive: Saphir Du Rheu to return to hurdling with World Hurdle his main target

Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls has exclusively revealed that Saphir Du Rheu will return to hurdling this season with the World Hurdle his main target next March, though the six-year-old's future very much still lies over the larger obstacles... 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...

Tony Calvin: Nicholls must think big to make Old Guard a Champion

Tony Calvin digests the market moves after a very big weekend of racing and puts up bets for the Betfair Price Rush Hurdle and a long range fancy for the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Huge plunge on Sprinter Sacre after Open meeting win

Welcome to the first instalment of our new regular column, The Road To Cheltenham, where the Follow The Money team will be assessing the Exchange markets for the festival after the key weekends in the National Hunt calendar. No better place to start th... 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...

Irish Derby Preview: Highland Reel to lead rivals a merry dance

Tony Keenan believes that the Ballydoyle challenge for this year's Irish Derby has been underrated and has one to beat the favourite Jack Hobbs... Read More...

Switching Saddles: Date is set for Victoria’s first competitive race

Earlier this year, Victoria Pendleton announced her partnership with Betfair to train to become an amateur jockey. Now the date is set for her debut race. Victoria will be propelled into the public eye for the first time after four months of intensive ... 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 Day Four: As It Happened

The climax of the Cheltenham Festival is upon us and there was plenty to discuss in the opening four races... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Follow The Money: Conti can clinch the Cup

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

Cheltenham Market Movers: Friday March 13

All the movers ahead of a day's racing on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Placepot: Friday March 13

Finding a placed horse in the Gold Cup could be as hard as some of today's handicaps, such is the openness of the feature, but we remain optimistic of finding a winning line as the Festival reaches it's climax. Read More...

Timeform TV Focus: Cheltenham Festival, day four

Timeform's TV Focus team provide you with the best bets on Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival... 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...

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...

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...

Cheltenham Festival Shortlist: Day Four, Friday March 13

The Cheltenham Festival reaches its climax with Gold Cup day on Friday, and you can view the ultimate one-page form guide: the Timeform Shortlist... Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Timeform’s Premium Race Card

The Gold Cup is the feature at Cheltenham on Friday and, thanks to Betfair, you can view a Timeform Premium Race Card for free... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival SmartPlays: Day Four, Friday March 13

Timeform's SmartPlays team pick out the best bets on the final day of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Tips: Six mega-priced fancies for the Festival’s final day

Tony Calvin struck gold with the big-priced winner of the World Hurdle and he kicks on with another six double-figure odds bets for the closing day of the Festival Read More...

Cheltenham Gold Cup: Conti tops ratings but doubts remain

Silviniaco Conti comes into the Gold Cup clear in the ratings but has not enjoyed previous visits to Cheltenham and could prove his undoing again... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Day Three: As It Happened

World Hurdle day looked another tough assignment for punters, but they got off to the best of starts when well-backed favourite Vautour bolted up in the JLT by 15 lengths... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Market Movers: Thursday, March 12

Plenty of movers on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival, all listed for you below... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Follow The Money: More winners for Willie

Today's Follow The Money brings another three bets from the Cheltenham Festival Read More...