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Cheltenham Festival 2016: Looking for a winner? Ignore the ‘trends’

Jack Houghton will be using trend-analysis to highlight some value bets at this year's Cheltenham Festival, but before he gets started, he outlines why most of what is written about 'trends' is nonsense and should be treated with suspicion... Read More...

Bets Of The Day: Hunting high and low for a Taunton winner

Alan Dudman's pre-Cheltenham instalment comes from Plumpton and Taunton on Monday, and he picks two tricky horses for two tricky cards..... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Movement in the Champion Hurdle market as Festival approaches

With just two days to go until racegoers stream through the gates at Prestbury Park for the beginning of what is dubbed the greatest show on turf, we have one last look through the market movers and the most recent eye-catching news... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Old Guard to have Monday schooling session before being confirmed for Champion Hurdle

With just two days to the start of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls has an update on his Champion Hurdle hopeful Old Guard... Read More...

Bets Of The Day: Showboater can turn on the style at Rasen

Chepstow winner Sandy Beach scored yesterday for Alan Dudman to boost his total profit this year. With plenty of action on Sunday, Alan likes the look of a pair of bets at Warwick and Market Rasen... Read More...

Bets Of The Day: Life’s a beach backing Chepstow runner Sandy

Alan Dudman drew a blank yesterday, but hopes for better on Saturday with two win selections at Sandown and Chepstow... Read More...

Sizing up Henry

Henry de Bromhead has established a successful stable – but there’s always room for more quality, says the man chasing Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott in the Irish trainers’ table more » Read More...

Paul Nicholls Video Exclusive: The views on some of my intended Cheltenham runners

With less than a week before the start of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Betfair took their cameras down to Ditcheat, home of Betfair Ambassador Paul Nicholls, to get the lowdown on some his leading contenders for the four day extravaganza... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Timeform Podcast

Jamie Lynch is joined by a host of other Timeform experts to preview all four days of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival... Read More...

Bets Of The Day: All roads lead to Temple at Chelmsford

Alan Dudman returns for his seven days of tipping. Victory for Franco's Secret last time made for a profitable week, and he hopes to continue with selections from Ayr and Chelmsford on Friday... Read More...

Cheltenham Novice Races Preview: Take Dance and Clan to Triumph

It's getting closer now and Tony Keenan has been through the novice and shoulder races at the Festival for his best bets... 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...

#KingOfCheltenham: Who is the greatest of all time?

The Fly? Arkle? Kauto Star? Who is the great Cheltenham Champion of all time? Join us on Twitter as we try determine the #KingOfCheltenham... Read More...

#GoodLuckVP: Victoria Pendleton will ride at Cheltenham!

We are delighted to confirm that Victoria Pendleton will ride at the Cheltenham Festival in 12 days' time in the St James' Place Foxhunters Chase. By lining up for the race, Victoria will have successfully completed the challenge laid down by Betfair 1... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: Alll the big ante-post market movers

With 12 days to go until the Cheltenham Festival 2016 begins, the Follow The Money team focus on the eye-catching antepost prices and major moves some shrewd punters have been lucky enough to get involved with. Read More...

Tony Calvin: Get stuck into Cheltenham NRNB and keep an eye out for Grand National clues this weekend

In this week's column Tony Calvin talks about the Betfair Sportsbook's Non-Runner No-Bet concession, which went live today on all Cheltenham races, as well as looking ahead to the weekend racing where plenty of Grand National hopefuls will be on displa... 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...

The Road to Cheltenham: More festival clues with just over a fortnight to go

There are now only 16 days until the first race at this year's festival and here the Follow The Money team bring you the main market movers in the ante-post markets over the past seven days... Read More...

Cheltenham 2016: Betfair’s Live Preview Evening

On Wednesday (March 2), Betfair will be hosting a Cheltenham preview evening featuring a number of racing heavyweights including Paul Nicholls, Davy Russell and Gary O'Brien - and you can watch it live here on Betting.Betfair. Here's the lowdown... Read More...

The Road To Cheltenham: Faugheen’s injury dominates the news agenda

Faugheen being sadly ruled out of this year's festival due to injury is the piece of news on everyone's lips... 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...

Faugheen out of Cheltenham: How the Betfair markets have reacted

Willie Mullins today revealed that Faugheen won't be defending his Champion Hurdle crown at Cheltenham next month, sparking a series of price changes on Betfair... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: More Festival clues with just a month to go

It was a relatively low key weekend of racing in England and Ireland but there were still some big-name disappointments as well as more horses emerging as Cheltenham contenders. The Follow They Money team have the details... 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...

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...