Here are the Cheltenham tips for Wednesday 15 March 2023 from @cheltenhamtips on twitter.
Last year… 8 winners and 11 places from 28 Cheltenham tips.
Odds correct at 6.30pm 15 March 2023 and subject to change. 18 years and older, please gamble responsibly.
1:30 BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE
IMPAIRE ET PASSE 6/4 is a really good horse and should have no trouble stepping up in trip despite winning over two miles at Punchestown last time out.
Willie Mullins has chosen to run IMPAIRE ET PASSE in this contest over 2m 5f and he is the one they all have to beat. Irish trained horses have won eight of the last nine renewals of this race and I’m hopeful that positive trend can continue courtesy of IMPAIRE ET PASSE. He looks like a top-class winner in waiting.
2:10 BROWN ADVISORY NOVICES’ CHASE
SIR GERHARD was an impressive winner of the Ballymore Hurdle last season. He made a winning debut over fences at Gowran Park last time out, I was impressed with him and looks a value bet in this 3m contest.
2:50 CORAL CUP
I’ll take two each-way picks against the field. RUN FOR OSCAR has the scope of his hurdles mark of 147 while WATCH HOUSE CROSS won a decent race at Naas last November and should appreciate the step up in trip. Charles Byrnes is the handicap king and RUN FOR OSCAR is a very big danger from his current mark of 147 makes him a big danger in this handicap hurdle.
3:30 QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE
Last season’s Arkle Chase winner EDWARDSTONE 11/8 impressed me as the most likely winner despite his defeat last time out. Energumene may have lost his old sparkle. This race could be set up perfectly for EDWARDSTONE to travel in behind the leaders and then pounce before the final fence and stride away to the line. A small but select field where the previous year’s Arkle winner has great records, might not want the ground to be too soft but he does have form with juice and is probably more reliable than Energumene who sometimes can be a weak finisher.
4:10 GLENFARCLAS CROSS COUNTRY CHASE
DELTA WORK 6/5 is the one, especially with the rain that has fallen, revelled in the soft conditions last year when beating Tiger Roll and can deny his stable-mate Galvin now. DELTA WORK will love the likely softer conditions. The booking of Keith Donoghue is a big asset from Gordon Elliott.
4.50 GRAND ANNUAL CHASE
BEFORE MIDNIGHT has a fair each-way chance. A dual Cheltenham winner who is back below his last winning handicap mark. First-time cheekpieces could help too.has a fair each-way chance. A dual Cheltenham winner who is back below his last winning handicap mark. First-time cheekpieces could help too.
5:30 CHAMPION BUMPER
I have been extremely impressed with the filly FUN FUN FUN, from her performances at Sligo in October to the Dublin Racing Festival last month. Many of Mullins’ champion bumper winners are not their first string.