Hello everybody. I’m very pleased to welcome you to our Cheltenham day 1 tips blog. We are expecting a very good festival this year, just like others in the past!! Last year saw a very good year for the punters with a lot of the expected winners holding true. This year may well be a different story with a lot of big name horses missing, offering a more open field in most races.
We hope to keep you informed throughout Twitter on which horse we are fancying for each race as the latest news develops, but here is where our thoughts are as the horses start to get declared. From previous experience no horse is a certain to start and horses you expect to feature can often let you down so our first recommendation is that if you are looking to back a horse early doors, back it on a non-runner no bet basis.
We use the phrase ‘tips’ very loosely here. These are more our selections from the countless hours we have spent researching in to each race throughout the Cheltenham festival. We will be attending the festival as usual this year so these selections are our early selections based on the information available to us at the time. The Cheltenham festival is renowned for its wide open fields and I don’t expect this year to be any different. There’ll be some expected winners, no doubt, but there’s also bound to be the long shot that romps home to surprise everyone. These selections offer a mix of ways of thinking and are comprised of both a ‘to win selection’ and an ‘each way selection’ for each race.
All our selections are below. It is also important to take in to consideration that the prices shown here were the prices that were available at the time of writing and are subject to change. Each bookmaker referenced was the bookmaker offering the best price at time of publishing. Take a look.
Cheltenham day 1 tips 2018
Supreme Novices Hurdle – 13:30
TO WIN – KALASHNIKOV (5/1 with bet365)*
EACH WAY – FIRST FLOW (16/1 with William Hill)*
A tight race to get the Festival started and a horses outside of our selections heads up the field in GETABIRD. Very little value to be had here though and I believe based on previous form that Kalashnikov has every chance in this race, especially if the ground is soft as predicted. First flow is at a good price, based on the fact this horse has won its last three races.
Arkle trophy – 14:10
TO WIN – FOOTPAD (11/8 with William Hill)*
EACH WAY – SAINT CALVADOS (4/1 with Betfair)*
Paddy Power Offer for Every first Cheltenham festival race.
Paddy Power have a superb offer on that applies to every race on the first day of the Cheltenham festival, especially if you fancy going for an outsider. Paddy Power will refund all losing bets if the SP favourite wins. Pre Race Singles Only, Max £/€10. (T&Cs Apply). A fantastic offer giving you the chance to back something with large odds knowing that if the favourite does win, you will be getting your money back. If you don’t already have an account you can also get an exclusive offer here of £30 in free bets when registering and placing a £10 bet as a new customer bonus.
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Festival Handicap Chase – 14:50
TO WIN – RAMSES DE TEILEE (25/1 with Ladbrokes)*
EACH WAY – BEWARE THE BEAR (16/1 with Ladbrokes)*
The first handicap race of the festival. 3 miles and 19 fences to tackle in this race, which is run round the old course. This race holds a lot of prestige and winners of this race normally go on to bigger and better things.
Champion Hurdle – 15:30
TO WIN – BUVEUR D’AIR (8/15 with Unibet)*
EACH WAY – ELGIN (20/1 with William Hill)*
Betfair offer on Day One.
If you do not already have an account with Betfair it would be highly recommended to head over to them if you are looking to have a bet on the Cheltenham Festival. They are offering new and existing customers a wide range of Cheltenham specific deals. They are also offering No Runner No bet across all of the races at the Cheltenham festival. Most offers here are limited, so if you like something you see, we would recommend snapping it up. You can check out what’s currently available from the button below.
Mares Hurdle – 16:10
TO WIN – BENIE DES DIEUX (9/2 with Betfair)*
EACH WAY – MIDNIGHT TOUR (66/1 with Betfair)*
National Hunt Chase – 16:50
TO WIN – PYLONTHEPRESSURE (33/1 with William Hill)*
EACH WAY – DUEL AT DAWN (21/1 with William Hill)*
Novices’ Handicap Chase – 17:30
TO WIN – BARNEY DWAN (8/1 with Coral)*
EACH WAY – ROCKLANDER (25/1 with Betfair)*
Cheltenham day 1 tips
That makes up our Cheltenham day 1 tips blog. We hope you find this information useful and that it will aid you in placing your bets throughout the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Stay tuned throughout the festival and follow us on Twitter to receive updates on our Cheltenham tips for day 2, 3 and 4 of the festival. Our Twitter handle is @bettingappscom
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*prices displayed on this page for each race were correct at time of publishing and are subject to change