1:30 Cheltenham (Wednesday, 13th March) Free Horse Racing Tips

Champion Chase - Sprinter Sacre 

1.30 National Hunt Chase

This is a 4 mile chase for amateur riders. I've already backed Rose of the Moon at 40/1 and there's been a little bit of money for him and he's a best price 33/1 now. For the latest information check out the Racing Post for their Cheltenham betting. The last two winners of this race have been the official top rated. This years top rated is Back In Focus. He's unbeaten in four chase starts, has won over 3 miles and acts on the ground. The only question mark is his ability to stay the extra mile.

1 pt win Back In Focus 4/1 1st

Great performance from Back In Focus, who rallied to steal the race up the Cheltenham hill. 


2.05 – Neptune Investment Management Novices Hurdle

Pont Alexandre is the favourite for this and is the Irish Banker of the week. It's easy to see why. He's a relentless galloper and looks every inch a chaser in the making. On this side of the Irish Sea we have the equally hyped The New One who just got touched off last time at Cheltenham over a slightly longer trip when the jockey probably made his move too soon. Unfortunately the Twiston-Davies yard has had a few horses go sick and that's enough to put me off backing this at around 4/1. Tarquin Du Seuil is another to consider, only beaten by My Tent or Yours over a shorter trip, he looks sure to be competitive. Chatterbox cannot be discounted either; although this will be his first time over this longer trip, his sires progeny have a decent strike rate at this trip. Rule The World is a tentative selection in what is a really competitive race. He won a grade 2 at Naas in January easily beating Minsk and Champagne Fever. His only narrow defeat has come over a longer 3 mile trip and the 2 miles 5 furlongs should be ideal. At 9/1 he should go well.

Update: William Hill offer 2/1 Pont Alexandre (now 11/8) 

1pt win Rule The World 9/1 2nd

Great selection from Sean Kelsey at big odds (backed to 11/2) and a gallant 2nd. 


2.40 RSA Chase

Boston Bob seems a poor favourite to me. They all finished in a heap at Leopardstown last time and it's difficult to deduce who would finish in front when the first, third and fourth in that race line up again in this. The home challenge of Unioniste and Hadrians Approach look closely matched too.

No bet

Good word for Hadrian's Approach (6/1) from our Twitter friend mrossi11 3rd

Update: William Hill offer 5/1 Boston Bob (until further notice) (Fell when outstanding chance)



3.20 Queen Mother Champion Chase

Sprinter Sacre is probably the best National Hunt horse in training. I can't recommend a bet at 1/4 though. Corals are going evens to a maximum of £20 win on Sprinter Sacre. Now that is a good bet for the Champion Chase. Enjoy the race as they don't come along like this very often.

1 pt win Sprinter Sacre Evens (with Coral) 1st

Pure class. Exceptional talent. 


4.00 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle

I've backed Barbatos for the Martin Pipe race on Friday assuming he was more likely to get in there. He needs nine above him in the handicap to come out to get in this race. Currently he's a best priced 25/1 and is worth backing in this too.

1 pt ew Barbatos 25/1 7th

A fair performance, running on, but never quite catching the leaders 


4.40 – Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle

This is a really tricky race. Paul Nicholls has quite a few entered in this and it's likely one of them will go very close. I'll be leaving it until the day to have a good look at this race.

No bet.


5.15 Weatherbys Champion Bumper

I haven't had a winner in this since Pizarro 11 years ago. I've now learnt my lesson.

No bet



I would like to thank Sean Kelsey for his superb analysis, the author of this post. 

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