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Cheltenham Bets To Look For At 2019 Festival

A Selection Of Bets To Look Out For In An Effort To Make A Profit On The 2019 Cheltenham Festival

ADVICE – Nico de Boinville 12-1 with William Hill.


ADVICE - Nico de Boinville 12-1 with William Hill 12/1 William Hill

1.Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer

Placing a wager on the trainer to have the most success at the Cheltenham festival can give you an interest in every race without having to have a bet in those races which look impossible to solve, such as the wide-open handicaps and Wednesday’s Champion Bumper. The race for the title looks to concern just three trainers with the latest William Hill betting as follows:

Gordon Elliott         7-4
Nicky Henderson  15-8
Willie Mullins          2-1

Of the three the one who makes least appeal is Willie Mullins who has no standout banker this year with no horse quoted at less than 3-1 in any of the races. Elliott and Henderson however have plenty of runners who are likely to go off at fairy short odds, particularly the latter who could be well on top after the first two days if several of Angel’s Breath, Buveur D’Air, OK Corral, Champ, Santini and Altior justify favouritism.
ADVISE – Nicky Henderson at 15-8 with William Hill.

2. Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey

Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has won the top jockey title at the Cheltenham festival on no fewer than nine occasions during the last eleven years. The fact that Walsh is as big as 3-1 to repeat the feat this year highlights the fact that his equine ammunition is much deleted compared to previous years and the value surely lies elsewhere. The latest best prices are as follows:

Ruby Walsh                 3-1
Barry Geraghty          10-3
Jack Kennedy              6-1
Davy Russell               6-1
Paul Townsend          12-1
Nico de Boinville        12-1

Riding as first jockey for powerful owner JP McManus ensures that Barry Geraghty will have a host of fancied runners over the 4 days including the likes of Buveur D’Air and Champ while Jack Kennedy will be on many of Gordon Elliott’s powerful challenge. At the 12-1 available with William Hill in their Cheltenham special betting offers however the value has to lie with Nico de Boinville. As well as festival ‘banker’ Altior de Boinville is likely to be aboard several strongly-fancied contenders including Angels Breath, Verdana Blue, Santini and Might Bite. A win in one of the handicaps could seal the top jockey spot for de Boinville at a double-figure price.

3.Joseph O’Brien

The young Irish trainer has lost little time in making a name for himself at the Jumping game, particularly with some decent recruits from the Flat. Whatever O’Brien runs in any of the Novice contests should be taken very seriously. He looks to have a stranglehold on the Triumph Hurdle with 7-4 favourite Sir Erec, a Group horse on the Flat, and ex-French performer Fakir D’oudairies. Also watch out for his runners in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap, Racing Post Arkle and RSA Novices’ Chase.