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Cheltenham Handicaps 2017 Betting Preview: Harvey can score for Skelton in County Hurdle

Tony Keenan has been through the graded races day-by-day last week but now gets to his beloved handicaps to conclude his series of Festival previews... Read More...

The Road To Cheltenham: Mullins set up Mares’ Hurdle 1-2

The Festival gets under way on Tuesday and the Follow The Money team take one last chance to study the markets before the off... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Exclusive: Don Poli out of Cheltenham Gold Cup

Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott has sad news to announce about two-time-festival-winner Don Poli, who was being targeted for another tilt at the Gold Cup after last year's third place... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Video: The verdict on my Gold Cup day runners at the Cheltenham Festival

A pair of Festival winners feature on the final day of Cheltenham 2017 when Diego Du Charmil and Dodging Bullets go for Paul alongside a suite of other hopefuls including Pacha Du Polder and Brio Conti Read More...

Gordon Elliott Video: The verdict on my runners on Gold Cup day at Cheltenham

Friday is Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival and Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott has more than a couple of fancies. Here, he gives us his exclusive thoughts on all of them... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 4 Betting Preview: Sizing John can step out of Douvan’s shadow

Tony Keenan concludes his daily previews of the Cheltenham Festival with his take on the Gold Cup card and he fancies an Irish horse to provide a minor upset in the main event... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Video: The verdict on my day three runners at the Cheltenham Festival

Paul has a host of horses with chances on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival including JLT Novice Chase hopeful Politologue and longer odds shots El Bandit, Bouvreuil and Coillte Lass Read More...

Cheltenham Day 3 Betting Preview: Harden the one to chase Harry home

The Irish don't have a great record on the Thursday of Cheltenham but Tony Keenan fancies a pair of their runners to fight out the Ryanair... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Video: Thoughts on my Wednesday runners at the Cheltenham Festival

Paul Nicholls has some live chances in both the Coral Cup and Fred Winter on day two of this year's Festival and here you can watch the Ditcheat handler give us his exclusive thoughts about each one... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Video: The verdict on my day two runners at the Festival

Grand old servant Cause of Causes will be hoping to win at the Festival for the third successive year for Gordon Elliott on Wednesday, and here you can watch the Betfair Ambassador discuss all his day two runners... Read More...

Cheltenham Betting: Finding the value in the ‘other’ Festival races

Much of the focus at Cheltenham is on the the Grade 1 Championship contests and big handicaps but there is often value in the less 'fashionable' races. Alan Dudman could never be described as unfashionable, but here he takes a look at best bets in the ... Read More...

Cheltenham Day 2 Betting Preview: Shattered Love a mare to note in Neptune

Having cast his eye over Day 1 at the Festival yesterday, Tony Keenan returns with the second of his day-by-day Cheltenham previews and fancies some big-priced runners on Wednesday... Read More...

Gordon Elliott Video: The views on my day one runners at this year’s Cheltenham Festival

It's shaping up to be a low key start to the Cheltenham Festival for Gordon Elliott who has just a handful of runners intended on day one. Watch below for the Betfair Ambassador's exclusive thoughts on his chances of bagging a winner or two... Read More...

Paul Nicholls Video: My opening day runners at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us and anticipation is building. Paul Nicholls boasts several with live chances on the opening day including Movewiththetimes in the Festival opener, the Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Get his thoughts on all his first ... Read More...

Cheltenham 2017: Everything you need to know about betting with Betfair

How does each-way betting actually work? What happens if there is a dead heat? What is BSP when it's at home? Get your guide to all things racing ahead of the Cheltenham Festival in our handy glossary... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2017 Preview Evening: Watch it here!

Last Wednesday, Betfair held a Cheltenham Festival 2017 preview evening for a few hundred lucky punters. It was streamed live online, but if you missed it you can now watch it here... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: A trio of movers as the Festival approaches

A very quiet week on the racing front with the Festival being just around the corner, but there were still some market movers for the Follow The Money team to report... Read More...

Cheltenham Festival 2017: Each Way Edge your way to profit

In the competitive crucible of the Cheltenham Festival, more-generous each-way terms can save your week, writes Jack Houghton... Read More...

Top Cheltenham Moments: Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott reveal all

With just over a week until the beginning of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, we asked Betfair Ambassadors Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott for their top Festival moments... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Back Cole Harden to regain Stayers crown

There's very little racing to go at this weekend so Tony Calvin takes a look at a couple of the Cheltenham Festival antepost markets and he hopes an old friend can do him a favour in Thursday's feature race... Read More...

Tony Calvin: Why was Thistlecrack backed in for the Gold Cup?

Having seemingly been ruled out through injury and trading at [990.0] for the Gold Cup, Thistlecrack was suddenly backed in to as short as [8.0] over the weekend after it emerged he was being sent for a further scan. Tony Calvin tries to work out what ... Read More...

Top Cheltenham Trainer Preview: Is Mullins’ reign about to end?

Tony Keenan has had his calculator out to work out some of the probabilities around the top trainer prize at the Festival and finds Willie Mullins a bit short in the market... Read More...

Paul Nicholls: Join me as I takeover @BetfairRacing for a Cheltenham Q&A

With Cheltenham now just two weeks away, Paul Nicholls is joining us to conduct an hour-long live Q&A session on Twitter and Facebook, to discuss his thoughts on the Festival and answer your burning questions... Read More...

Gordon Elliott: Join me as I take over @BetfairRacing Twitter and Facebook Live tonight!

A fortnight ahead of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, Betfair ambassador Gordon Elliott is joining us on Twitter and Facebook Live to discuss everything that's happening at his stables ahead of the big event... Read More...

The Road to Cheltenham: All the latest antepost moves rounded up

With Cheltenham somehow only two and a half weeks away, the markets are taking shape. This week's Road To Cheltenham looks at what happened over the weekend and some midweek action to notable runners and their target races. Read More...

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...

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...

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...

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...