Here are the Cheltenham tips for Thursday 18 March 2021 from @cheltenhamtips on twitter.
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1.30 Marsh Novice Chase
This is a match between GALOPIN DES CHAMPS (EVS) and Bob Olinger and I’ve always been in the Willie Mullins’ camp. Galopin Des Champs is faster and a brilliant jumper. Bob Olinger’s jumping hasn’t been as good yet. A small field but the match up we all wanted to see. I’m firmly in the GALOPIN DES CHAMPS camp against Bob Olinger.In such a small field hard to get away from the horse who will get an uncontested lead and that is GALOPIN DES CHAMPS. A natural over fences for Willie Mullins this season and he should be very hard to catch.
2.10 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle
ALAPHILIPPE 6/1 ran an eye-catching race in the qualifier at Warwick and was sixth in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle last year. Sire Du Berlais is a big danger.ALAPHILIPPE had a really good run at Warwick last time out in January. His form before that holds up too. He’ll do me in an open race.
2.50 Ryanair Chase
ALLAHO 8/13 was breath-taking in this contest last year. Irish Gold up winner Conflated rates a bigger danger than Shan Blue. If ALLAHO runs anything near like he did last year, that should be more than enough to win again. He has the pace to blow this race apart and put the others under immense pressure. I don’t think that will suit Conflated.is one of the bankers of the week and it’s hard to see anything posing a significant problem to last year’s winner of this race. Can give Willie Mullins his fifth win in this contest since 2016.
It will be a massive shock if ALLAHO gets turned over and I can’t see it happening.
This won’t take long! ALLAHO was outstanding in this race for Willie Mullins last year and there is no reason why he won’t repeat the dose for Paul Townend now. Good win last time and will be very hard to catch.
3.30 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle
A few of these like Champ, Klassical Dream, Paisley Park and Flooring Porter have things to prove. THYME HILL 9/2 has been kept fresh for this race and could be the answer. The ultra-consistent THYME HILL could be the answer. Philip Hobbs’ stable star has very solid Festival form and has been kept fresh and primed for this contest. THYME HILL has run well in two previous Festivals and may be the solid option here in a race full of question marks. I’ve long thought THYME HILL is the one. He’s been laid out for this and stays really strongly which is key.
4.10 Paddy Power Plate
SPIRITOFTHEGAMES 20/1 will be huge odds but might sneak into the frame at least for the Skelton team. He’ll be staying on strongly and loves a decent pace to run at.
4.50 Mares’ Novice Hurdle
GRANGEE 8/1 is a backable each-way price. Patrick Mullins is back on board and rode her to win a Punchestown Festival bumper last season. Dinoblue bolted up at Clonmel but inexperience could catch her out. Brandy Love likes going left so that could help but I’m not sold on her. Party Central is a closer and has a real chance but I’m going to side with GRANGEE in an each-way punt.
5.30 Kim Muir Handicap Chase
MISTER COFFEY 16/1 has made a solid start to his chasing career and races off a very workable mark of 137 in this contest. The step up in trip to 3m 2f could unlock even further improvement.