Here are the Cheltenham tips for Thursday 16 March 2023 from @cheltenhamtips on twitter.
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1.30 Turners Novice Chase
Mighty Potter is probably the best horse but I won’t be surprised if Appreciate It (each-way) turns up and gives him a big fright. It looks a match and I’ll even go for the forecast of Mighty Potter to beat Appreciate It. I believe this year’s crop of novice chasers to be a strong group, with Gordon Elliott’s MIGHTY POTTER 10/11 to be the top of that group. I cannot look past him to get us off to a flyer. MIGHTY POTTER bombed out badly in the Supreme last year but he’s proved himself a pretty useful chaser this term. He stays well and ultimately was a ready winner of a Grade 1 at Leopardstown last time. It’s difficult to get away from MIGHTY POTTER with the only negative being his run at the Festival last year.
2.10 Pertemps Network Final
My idea of the winner is MAXXUM 11/2 who has progressed into a proper stayer this season. He might have 11st 12lbs to carry but the fact that connections have decided not to claim off him suggests they have confidence in his ability.
2.50 Ryanair Chase
It looks like it’s SHISKIN 10/11 race to lose if he’s back to his best. I’m a huge SHISKIN fan. There’s a concern about the ‘bounce’ factor but I think he can under perform and still win the Ryanair Chase. SHISHKIN let us down last year in the Champion Chase but he had valid excuses. He looked back to near his best at Ascot last time out and the step up in distance will suit. SHISHKIN bounced back to his best last time at Ascot and should win if repeating that run. French Dynamite could hit the frame at rewarding odds.
3.30 Stayers’ Hurdle
A huge day for Davy Russell and the softer the ground the better his chance on Teahupoo. I can’t see the ground drying up enough for Home By The Lee. My vote goes to TEAHUPOO 3/1. His Hatton’s Grace performance was top drawer and he proved that the 3 miles trip wasn’t an issue at Gowran Park last time out. A perfect partner for Davy Russell.
4.10 Plate Handicap Chase
IL RODOTO 17/2 has at least an each-way chance for the UK champion trainer Paul Nicholls and jockey Harry Cobden. A mark of 146 is high enough but he won well at Cheltenham last time and the cheekpieces help.
4.50 Mares’ Novice Hurdle
Nico de Boinville was very keen on LUCCIA 6/4 running in the Supreme Novices Hurdle and that tells you how good they think she is. The New Course puts less pressure on her jumping which is a slight weakness. Nicky Henderson and LUCCIA might stop the might of Mullins on this occasion. This mare was considered for the Supreme Novices Hurdle against the geldings. I’ll be very surprised if LUCCIA doesn’t take all the beating for Nicky Henderson. She hasn’t lost yet and jumped very well at Exeter and Newbury.
5.30 Kim Muir Challenge Cup
BEAUPORT 9/1 has a huge run in a handicap hurdle at Aintree to his name and has been tackling tough novice company over fences. He will relish this trip and has a fine each-way chance. BEAUPORT looks very well handicapped here off a mark of 143 and has decent each-way claims.