Well, after the first 2 days, we’ve tipped 7 winners and 3 places from 14 tips in total. We’re on a (Tiger) roll!
Here are the Cheltenham tips for Thursday 18 March 2021 from @cheltenhamtips on twitter.
Odds correct at 6pm 17 March 2021 and subject to change. 18 years and older, please gamble responsibly.
13:20: Marsh Novice Chase
Envoi Allen 8/15, a so-called banker two time winner at the Cheltenham Festival, landing the Champion Bumper in 2019 and the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle last year, Envoi Allen has made a hugely satisfactory start to life over fences, winning each of his three races over the larger obstacles. He is unbeaten in his 11 outings under Rules and remains a top-class prospect with more still to give. He is impossible to oppose here, not extravagant in style, he is professional, slick and versatile seemingly taking everything in his stride.
13:55: Pertemps Handicap Hurdle
Come On Teddy 10/1 trained by Tom George left Eeappearance run well behind when landing competitive course and distance handicap in December. Likely to give another good account by jockey Jonathan Burke
14:30: Ryanair Chase
Samcro 10/1 High class chaser who won the Golden Miller Marsh Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in 2020 and the Ballymore in 2018. Ran well on return when third in Down Royal Grade 2. Needs to bounce back. The Gigginstown House Stud owned horse runs in Michael O’Learys Ryanair CEO own race. Trained by Denise Foster (Gordon Elliott). Another Irish winner is likely.
Saint Calvados revised, NON RUNNER
15:05: Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle
Paisley Park 2/1 The Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle lost a little of it’s sparkle when Thyme Hill came out, but I just feel Paisley Park will be too good for the field. A great opportunity for Paisley Park to regain his crown for Aidan Coleman and Emma Lavelle. The former hero was right back to his best last time, when not getting the run of the race but still coming home strongly to score at Ascot. Will take all the beating.
15:40: Paddy Power Plate
Farclas 6/1 A previous winner of the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham, Farclas scored on his first three starts over fences last season, and he has run well in some tough handicaps in Ireland this season, notably when fourth at Leopardstown last month, and still looking on a good mark. Farclas, who is still a relative younger, has taken to big-field handicap chases well and a big effort looks forthcoming.
16:15: Mares Novice Hurdle
Glens Of Antrim 7/1 Willie Mullins has won all five renewals of this race and and will be worth taking a chance on Glens Of Antrim. She showed plenty of ability on her debut when fourth to Blue Lord and Julies Stowaway at Punchestown and built on that effort when second to Stattler on her next start in December. A strongly run race over a shorter trip should really suit her and she makes appeal at the prices.
16:50: Kim Muir Handicap Chase
Shantou Flyer 10/1 At the age of 11 you would think Shantou Flyer was a past his best, but he has a great Cheltenham record and could at the least hit the frame for Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden. Consistent form for a long time, and was third behind It Came to Pass in the Foxhunter this time last year. Decent odds so back him each-way. 11-year-old Vintage Clouds rolled back the years to land the Ultima Chase on Tuesday and Shantou Flyer can repeat the feat. The Paul Nicholls trained horse has finished close up in the placings at the last three Festivals, twice in the Foxhunters and failing by just a neck to win the Ultima three years ago, which should put him spot on for this race back at his favourite track on his preferred ground.