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Cheltenham Festival 2012 Tips To Make A Winning Start To The Week


Cheltenham Festival tips are going to be easy to come by this week but good Cheltenham tips might be tougher to find. Cheltenham Betting wasn’t short of winners last year with four big priced winners and many other placed each-way selections and another successful week at Cheltenham is expected this year.

Amongst last year’s winners were First Lieutenant and Sizing Europe who both obliged at the recommended odds of 10/1 whilst Zarkandar was a winner at 7/1 and Junior won as he liked at odds of 6/1 when recommended. One of the big priced tips to place was First Point who came third at odds of 25/1. Not only is a tip given for each race but also stats and trends to help punters find their own winners and, of course, the best odds and offers are always highlighted too. So who are the winners going to be on Day One of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival?

The feature race on the first day is the Champion Hurdle and this is a race in which Hurricane Fly will be looking to become the first back-to-back winner of the Champion Hurdle since Hardy Eustace in 2005. Hurricane Fly is unbeaten for two and a half years and is clearly a massive talent but if you aren’t on him already, the odds (10/11, best at the time of writing) are very restrictive and as a result, an each-way punt on Oscars Well looks a good alternative. Oscars Well was a little unlucky not to win the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle last year and proven Cheltenham form is a big help in this race. He had six and a half lengths to find with the favourite on their running last time out but he will stay on well up the Cheltenham hill and could be the most likely horse at 12/1 currently to take advantage, should Hurricane Fly fail to give his running.

Possibly the most exciting race of the day, and even the entire Festival, is the Arkle Chase. This race for novice sprint chasers has thrown up some future stars in the past such as Sizing Europe, Voy Per Ustedes, Moscow Flyer and Azertyuiop. If there is a potential star in this line up it looks to be Sprinter Sacre who is so far unbeaten over fences and seems to have grown up since being beaten at last year’s Festival over hurdles. He was advised as a strong bet earlier in the season at 7/1 but even at the current odds ,which are a shade odds on with most bookies, he should still bring home the bacon.

Can Quevega make it four in a row in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle? Quevega is set to be the shortest priced favourite on the first day of Cheltenham and despite her odds of just 1/2 with most bookies, it seems almost impossible to even chance her not winning this race. Other first day tips from Cheltenham Betting include Tetlami at 14/1 in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle whilst Tullamore Dew at 12/1 fits all the major trends to win the JLT Specialty Handicap, one of the best betting handicaps of the week. Visit for the best Cheltenham Festival Tips for the entire week.

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