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Jamie Lynch’s Cheltenham Festival Preview: Talking Hoarses

Jamie Lynch enlists the helps of equine superstars such as Faugheen, Peace And Co and Dodging Bullets to preview the Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: Timeform’s Preview Magazine

Betfair and Timeform combine to bring you an in-depth preview of the Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day Three Preview: Most open World Hurdle for 20 years

Our man Alex Steedman looks at Thursday's offering at the Festival, running through the hugely open World Hurdle field and attempting to find the value in the JLT, Pertemps and Ryanair... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day Three Preview: Most open World Hurdle for 20 years

Our man Alex Steedman looks at Thursday's offering at the Festival, running through the hugely open World Hurdle field and attempting to find the value in the JLT, Pertemps and Ryanair... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day Four Preview: Many Clouds and Djakadam can challenge Conti for Gold Cup glory

Alex Steedman turns his attention to Gold Cup day at the Festival where he picks out two to challenge favourite Silvinaco Conte for the flagship race, while also hunting down the value in the Triumph Hurdle, the Albert Bartlett and the Foxhunters... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day Four Preview: Many Clouds and Djakadam can challenge Conti for Gold Cup glory

Alex Steedman turns his attention to Gold Cup day at the Festival where he picks out two to challenge favourite Silvinaco Conte for the flagship race, while also hunting down the value in the Triumph Hurdle, the Albert Bartlett and the Foxhunters... Read More...

Donn McClean on the Champion Chase: Cheltenham specialist can upset Sprinter and Grugy

Completing his look at the championship races Donn McClean this week previews a high class renewal of the Champion Chase, and with questions to answer for the last two winners Donn is expecting a big run from a Cheltenham Festival specialist... Read More...

The quest for the perfect jumper

In recent years, the Cheltenham winner’s enclosure has welcomed many French-breds – but top-class National Hunt horses emanate from a wide range of sources more » Read More...

Timeform Radio Festival Podcast: The hurdles

We've covered the big chases, now here are Timeform Radio with a detailed look at four of the major hurdle races at the Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day Two: Don set to rule Wednesday at the Festival

Alex Steedman continues his look through the four days of the Cheltenham Festival alighting on Champion Chase day where we find his nap bet of the week... Read More...

Jamie Lynch Previews the 2016 Cheltenham Festival

The 2015 Festival is a bit passé, says Jamie Lynch, who thinks there's a better angle in looking back from the eve of the 2016 Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Betting: Four must-have bets from four of BB’s finest writers

Festival anticipation is palpable but many are still to strike an antepost Cheltenham bet - for those whose powder is still dry consider the following 16 options from some of Betting.Betfair's best racing minds... Read More...

Cheltenham: THREE FREE BETS on Day One if you back a Festival winner at 3/1 or more!

Removing any doubt about whether three is the magic number, at 3pm on the third day of the third month, we proudly announce our threediculously generous offer for Day One of the Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Cheltenham 2015 Day One: Annie the one of the Mullins Four set to Power home

Alex Steedman takes an early look at Day One of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, and while he acknowledges that Willie Mullins has an extremely strong hand, it's Annie Power who he believes is the best choice of the four jollies... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Top Trainer & Jockey Betting: Mullins a ‘certainty’ but not so Walsh

We have two short price favourites in the Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer and Jockey markets, but while Tony Calvin believes Willie Mullins is "not far shy of a certainty" to land the odds, the same can't be said about Ruby Walsh in the top riding hono... Read More...

Timeform Radio Festival Podcast: The chases

Just one week remains before the Cheltenham Festival so arm yourself with the expert views of Alan Dudman and Adam Brookes who go in-depth on the big championship races over fences at the Festival. Read More...

Cheltenham Novice Races Preview: Tony Keenan’s best bets

Irish racing analyst Tony Keenan finds the edge in four of the Cheltenham Festival novice events... Read More...

Supreme Novices’ Hurdle: Fate of the favourites

Douvan has looked imperious in winning both of his starts since moving to Willie Mullins, not yet having to come off the bridle, and he's sure to go off a well-supported favourite in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Ahead of this year's Festival, Tony McFa... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2015: Five bet types you must consider

We're just a week away from this year's Cheltenham Festival and those of you perhaps betting for the first time might need to know how best to make use of all your selections. Mike Norman has the answers... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Cheltenham Video: Five to follow at the Festival

In this exclusive video Paul runs through the chances of some of his leading chances at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, from Silviniaco Conti in the Gold Cup to Keltus who goes after the Novice Chasers' prize on the opening day... Read More...

Five times Cash Out would have saved your bacon at Cheltenham!

Following our announcement that Cash Out is now available on all your racing bets - singles, multiples, each-way and in-running - we take a look at five classic races where Betfair's revolutionary tool would have banked you a profit despite your select... Read More...

Donn McClean on the Champion Hurdle: Mullins’ third string could be the value

The Champion Hurdle is one of the most intriguing races at the Cheltenham Festival with an undefeated Faugheen taking on reigning champ Jezki and two-time winner Hurricane Fly as well as last year's third The New One. But Donn McClean is searching for ... Read More...

Each-Way betting arrives on Exchange racing markets

Horse racing punters on the Exchange have always been able to bet on 'win' and 'place' markets but you have told us you wanted traditional Each-Way betting as well so, with Cheltenham just around the corner, we have obliged. Here are the details... Read More...

Five Cheltenham Festival Trends: Ignore or cling to?

The Cheltenham Festival seems to bring an insatiable demand for statistics and trends, writes Jack Houghton, and the racing media are always keen to feed a hungry public what they want. But which of them are bunkum? And which are to be believed? Read More...

Boom! ‘Non Runner No Bet’ on ALL races at Cheltenham

This morning we confirmed we're 'NON RUNNER NO BET' on ALL races at Cheltenham Festival, meaning you can snap up some outstanding ante-post value and if your selection doesn't make it to race-day, you get your hard-earned back. It's as simple as Tap Ta... Read More...

The Masters of Cheltenham: Prestbury Park’s best trainers and the races they dominate

The big yards always attract money but you can't back Paul Nicholls or Willie Mullins to win everything so here is a quick primer to the races the best trainers tend to perform well in  Read More...

AP McCoy: His five greatest Cheltenham Festival rides

This year's Cheltenham Festival will be the last opportunity to witness AP McCoy working his genius in the saddle at the greatest show on turf. Of the 30 winners he has celebrated at the festival, we have pin-pointed the top five. Sit back, take a trip... Read More...

Cheltenham Championship Races Preview: Tony Keenan’s views on the Festival features

Resident Irish form student Tony Keenan provides a whistle-stop tour through the Cheltenham Championship Races... Read More...

Neptune Novices’ Hurdle Preview: Gigginstown challenger Out-standing value

Timeform's Ben Fearnley has an ante-post tip for the Neptune Novices' Hurdle, set to be run at Cheltenham on the second day of the Festival... Read More...

Five Classic Cheltenham Gold Cups

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the Blue Riband event of the Festival and down the years it has provided some classic renewals. Here, self-confessed Cheltenham Festival junkie Mike Norman tells us about five Gold Cups that will live long in the memory... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Cheltenham Festival Twitter Q&A

Paul Nicholls took over the @BetfairRacing feed on Monday night and it was a hugely informative hour with the champion trainer covering a whole host of issues on Cheltenham and beyond. Here are the highlights... Read More...

Five Festival Hotshots: Cheltenham favourites going to war for punters

Quevega aside, there hasn't normally been more than one or two well-backed Cheltenham Festival bankers in recent years, but thanks in large to Willie Mullins next month's festival has a plethora of hotshots. Mike Norman highlights just five... Read More...

Five Ways to Pick a Cheltenham Festival Winner

It's the Greatest Show on Turf, the Mecca of Jump Racing and the Equine Olympics. Here, Jack Houghton helps us navigate the analogies, and the best selection methods for those overawed by the task of picking a Cheltenham Festival winner. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival: 5 in-running highlights

Tony McFadden looks back at a selection of races from recent Cheltenham Festivals that caused excitement in the in-running market... Read More...

Jamie Lynch’s Weekend Preview: 10 certainties ahead of Cheltenham

Jamie Lynch won't have all the winners at the Festival, but he knows what to expect on The Road to Cheltenham... Read More...

Donn McClean on the World Hurdle: Solid Zarkandar to be crowned king of the stayers

Irish Racing expert Donn McClean continues his look ahead to the big races at the Cheltenham Festival with a preview of the World Hurdle, in which he can see the Paul Nicholls-trained Zarkandar taking all the beating... Read More...

RSA Chase: Mullins can get the RSA Gig

Keith Melrose suggests a two-pronged approach to take the uncertainty out of this year's RSA. Read More...

How To Survive Cheltenham With Wallet and Brain Intact: A cautionary tale…

Tony Calvin delves into his big book - and it is a very big book - of Cheltenham memories to bring you this tale of how not to do it... Read More...

Ten Reasons the Irish Love Cheltenham  

The Cheltenham Festival is a magnet not for Irish jockeys, trainers and horses but also the millions of racing fans in the Emerald Isle. Betting.Betfair's Irish racing enthusiast Tony Keenan explains the obsession... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Join me as I take over @BetfairRacing for a Cheltenham Q&A!

With Cheltenham fast approaching, Paul Nicholls is joining us to conduct an hour-long live Q&A session on our racing Twitter feed, to discuss his thoughts on the Festival and answer your burning questions... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Ma Filleule can put up a strong Ryanair showing

In the sixth and final part of his Cheltenham Notebook series David Cleary rounds out his assessment of recent Festival pointers and he is encouraged by Ma Filleule despite going down to Balder Success at Ascot  Read More...

Donn McClean on the Cheltenham Gold Cup: Improving Djakadam has strong claims

We're delighted to announce that Irish racing expert Donn McClean has joined the Betting.Betfair team ahead of Cheltenham, to preview the big races at the Festival. In today's column, Donn picks out his best bet for the Gold Cup... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Mr Mole may be underrated in Champion Chase betting

After a great weekend of jumps racing David Cleary files part two of this week's Cheltenham Notebook, looking back on big performances at Newbury, Leopardstow and Exeter... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Mr Mole may be underrated in Champion Chase betting

After a great weekend of jumps racing David Cleary files part two of this week's Cheltenham Notebook, looking back on big performances at Newbury, Leopardstow and Exeter... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Southfield Theatre underlines Festival contender status

A fantastic weekend of racing has just been staged with Cheltenham clues aplenty so David Cleary has split this week's Notebook into two parts - focusing here on the novice chases  Read More...

Arkle Chase Preview: Vibrato gains the each-way vote

Matt Gardner previews the Arkle and puts forward an each-way selection... Read More...

David Cleary’s Cheltenham Notebook: Mullins’ hurdlers catch the eye in quiet week

With Cheltenham getting ever closer, David Cleary highlights a few more horses that caught his eye with a view to being on his shortbook of possible wagers come Festival time... Read More...

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...