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Cheltenham Tips 2022 - Betting Guide & Daily Tips

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival has arrived! Once again bettingexpert has everything you need to make a great week of betting even better. Looking for Cheltenham tips 2022? Cheltenham 2022 betting offers & promotions? Race by race guides and previews? We have it all here in our 2022 Cheltenham Festival betting guide. Our expert racing analyst and tipster Stephen Harris shares his Cheltenham tips 2022, exclusive to bettingexpert.


Cheltenham Tips 2022, Dates & Race Schedules

The 2022 Cheltenham Festival begins on March 15th and concludes March 18th. The last day sees the running of the always eagerly anticipated Cheltenham Gold Cup. Over the four days, racing fans and punters alike will be treated to 28 races. They feature some of the sports greatest horses and jockeys.

Cheltenham Tips For Today

If you’re looking for Cheltenham 2022 tips, you’ve come to the right place. Get all your tips for Cheltenham from our racing expert Stephen each day of the 2022 festival. Stephen’s Cheltenham festival tips proved to be as profitable as they were popular last year. We’re expecting another strong showing for Stephen’s tips for Cheltenham in 2022.


Cheltenham Tips 2022, Tuesday 15th March, Day 1 Schedule & Selections

Time Race Cheltenham 2022 Tips
1:30 Skybet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Tips 2022
2:10 Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase Arkle Challenge Tips 2022
2:50  Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase Ultima Handicap Tips 2022
3:30 Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy Champion Hurdle Challenge Tips 2022
4:10 Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle Mares’ Hurdle Tips 2022
4:50 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Chase Juvenile Handicap Tips 2022
5:30 National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase National Hunt Chase Tips 2022

Cheltenham Tips 2022, Wednesday 16th March, Day 2 Schedule & Selections

Time Race Cheltenham 2022 Tips
1:30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Tips 2022
2:10 Brown Advisory Novices Chase Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase Tips 2022
2:50 Coral Cup Hurdle Coral Cup Hurdle Tips 2022
3:30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase Queen Mother Champion Tips 2022
4:10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase Cross Country Steeple Chase Tips 2022
4:50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Grand Annual Tips 2022
5:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper Champion Bumper Tips 2022

Cheltenham Tips 2022, Thursday 17th March, Day 3 Schedule & Selections

Time Race Cheltenham 2022 Tips
1:30 Turners Novices’ Chase Marsh Novices Chase Tips 2022
2:10 Pertemps Network Final Pertemps Network Final Tips 2022
2:50 Ryanair Chase Ryanair Chase Tips 2022
3:30 Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle Stayers Hurdle Tips 2022
4:10 Paddy Power Plate Paddy Power Plate Tips 2022
4:50  Parnell Mares Novices Hurdle Mares Novices Hurdle Tips 2022
5:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase Kim Muir Challenge Tips 2022

Cheltenham Tips 2022, Friday 18th March, Day 4 Schedule & Selections

Time Race Cheltenham 2022 Tips
1:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips 2022
2:10 McCoy County Handicap Hurdle County Handicap Hurdle Tips 2022
2:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Albert Bartlett Novice’s Hurdle Tips 2022
3:30 Cheltenham Gold Cup Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2022
4:10 St. James Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips 2022
4:50  Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Mares’ Chase Tips 2022
5:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips 2022

Cheltenham Bookmaker Offers

Bookmakers are yet to release their Cheltenham offers for the 2022 festival. As soon as this year’s Cheltenham free bets and promotional offers are released, we will let you know right here. Make sure you check in every now and then and stay updated. You’ll find the latest Cheltenham offers and Cheltenham free bets. Take advantage of our tips for Cheltenham with a great list of offers.


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Cheltenham Tips 2022 & Festival Betting Guide

The Cheltenham Festival 2022 is the highlight of the National Hunt season. It’s something of a pilgrimage for all followers of the sport. The best horses line up from both Britain and Ireland for a four day extravaganza of top class racing, betting and drinking.

The festival at Cheltenham Racecourse features four days of fantastic racing. All horses are primed for the most important race of their careers. The contests themselves are usually run at a far faster gallop than the average midweek racing. Maximum fields for many of the races meaning that luck in-running plays a huge part.

It can be a very dangerous meeting for even the most experienced of punter. The lure of decent prices about classy horses tempt many. They can try to bet far bigger than they usually would. Indeed many save up a “Cheltenham tank” for the entire week. This allows them to play in every race as they try to solve a series of complex puzzles.

The bettingexpert Cheltenham Festival 2022 Betting Guide is the only betting resource you’ll need for all your tips for Cheltenham this year. We have our racing expert Stephen Harris delivering Cheltenham tips for each race of the festival. We give you access to the best Cheltenham bookmaker offers and free bets. There are guides to each day of the festival. We always have previews and Cheltenham hot tips for each race every day of the festival.

Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill goes on to win the Unibet Tolworth Novices' Hurdle
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Cheltenham Tips 2022: Favourite Horses, Jockeys & Trainers

Who are the favourites to win at Cheltenham 2022? What are our best tips on Cheltenham this year? Who do we consider the Cheltenham Festival favourites? Get all the insight and Cheltenham tips for today from our racing expert Stephen Harris.

Top 5 Cheltenham favourite Horses for 2022

What are the top 5 best bets for the 2022 Cheltenham Festival? Our racing expert Stephen Harris shares his insight and lists his top 5 horses to back for Cheltenham 2022.

  • #1 -CONSITUTION HILL

The opening Supreme Novice hurdle promises to be one of the most exciting races of the entire four days, with several highly regarded horses from the top yards likely to clash and the betting sure to be fierce.

Nicky Henderson’s strapping type has created a deep impression in winning both starts over hurdles at Sandown so far, not off the bridle to rout Graded opposition in the Tolworth last time out.

He will be extremely hard to beat if the ground rides soft on the opening day, with his main rival Jonbon much more of a speed horse who may need better ground/Aintree in the spring.

  • #2 – SHISKIN

Nicky Henderson’s 2019 Supreme Novice winner has always been a chaser on looks, and he created a deep impression when winning on chasing debut at Kempton in November 2020.

He jumped like a natural that day and was in complete isolation from halfway on the decent ground, looking every inch a plausible replacement in time for the stables superstars’ Sprinter Sacre and Altior. Since then there have been one or two training issues at home, but that has not stopped him maintaining his unbeaten record over fences, and he has impressed in victory at Kempton and Ascot in the last couple of months in the lead up to the 2022 Festival.

He looks the standout contender for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and appeals as the English banker of the entire 4 days at this stage.

  • #3 – FERNY HOLLOW

Willie Mullins 7-y-o has always been a chaser on looks (lightly raced since winning the 2020 Champion bumper), and he has taken to the larger obstacles in devastating style this winter.

His jumping for a novice is incredibly assured, and he sustained a powerful gallop when beating the useful Rivier D’Etel at Leopardstown in December (giving away almost a stone in weight on the testing ground). There is loads more improvement in the tank, and he is one of several top class rides for Paul Townend over the four days at the festival.

  • #4 – HONEYSUCKLE

Henry de Bromhead’s mare posted a career best effort on form when winning the 2021 renewal of the Champion Hurdle (when sent off a very heavily backed 11/10f on the day), and is likely to be a lot shorter for the 2022 renewal as the opposition has a very weak look to it now.

She has now won all 13 start under Rules (after winning her only point to point at Dromahane back in April 2018), and her partnership with Rachael Blackmore works perfectly. She is a strong traveler with a sharp turn of foot, and returned better than ever to land the Hattons Grace at Fairyhouse in November (third win in the race and quickened clear in style before the home turn).

A light campaign is on the cards as she begins her preparation to defend her crown, with the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in February again likely to be the ideal stepping stone towards Cheltenham in March. The current price of 4/5 looks Nap material, and it is very hard to locate any serious challengers in the form-book.

  • #5 – A PLUS TARD

Henry de Bromhead and Racheal Blackmore have teamed up to brilliant effect in Ireland over the last few seasons, and this rapidly progressive chaser holds standout claims of winning the 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

He has now won 5 of his 13 starts over fences, finishing a cracking second to Minella Indo in the 2021 contest, and returning better than ever when not off the bridle at Haydock (well backed 11/10f and eased home alone under a very confident ride).

That form may not be the strongest (main rival Bristol du Mai past his best and never comfortable on the good ground), but he remains with loads of potential over this stamina sapping trip and lost no caste at all in defeat when touched off by Galvin in December at Leopardstown (arguably did too much too soon at a time when the yard was rather quiet).

Rachel Blackmore and owner Eddie O'Leary in the parade ring after winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase during day one of the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse
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Top 5 Cheltenham favourite Jockeys 2022

Which jockeys are the ones to watch at Cheltenham in 2022? Our racing expert Stephen Harris shares his thoughts on the riders that could come out on top at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival.

  • #1 – RACHEL BLACKMORE

Blackmore comes from Killenaule in County Tipperary and rode her first winner as an amateur jockey on 10 February 2011. She was the champion conditional in Ireland in her early days and is one of the most reliable riders in the weighing room (combining terrific horsemanship with amazing strength in a finish).

Rachael is associated with the Henry de Bromhead stable and is sure to have some terrific rides booked over the four days, including the 2021 Champion Honeysuckle who is likely to start around the 4/6f mark with the opposition melting away over the last few months.

She was the champion jockey in 2021 with six winners on the week, and is going to take plenty of beating with her riding as good as ever since returning from a nasty injury.

  • #2 – PAUL TOWNEND

Willie Mullins’ main stable jockey, he is one of the winning-most jockeys at the festival in the last five years, with three winners in 2021 made up of Appreciate It, Monkfish and Coolreevy.

He is going to have a fantastic book of rides over the four days and will largely have the pick of Rich Ricci horses. His old favorite ‘Al Boum Photo’ is a lively outsider in the Gold Cup at around the 20/1 mark, bidding for a third win in the Blue Riband despite advancing age.

This 31-year-old jockey is riding at the very top of his game and is a leading contender to challenge Rachael Blackmore to be the top jockey over the four days.

  • #3 – HARRY SKELTON

Harry is best known for riding his brother Dan’s horses to great success. They have enjoyed a fantastic season this time around and have some live candidates for the Cheltenham Festival with Doctor Panassus, Protektorat and Nurse Susan all worthy of maximum respect.

The duo have a terrific record in the County Hurdle over the years, and plenty of punters will remember Ch’tibello memorably landing a huge touch for connections a few years ago. Harry has vastly improved this season and has already ridden four festival winners from 49 runners in the last five years.

He was brilliant from the front winning the Champion Chase in 2020 on Paul Nicholls’ ‘Politologue.

  • #4 – NICO DE BOINVILLE

Nicky Henderson’s number one jockey has some very exciting rides to look forward to over the week, with Shishkin in the Queen Mother Champion Chase likely to be one of the bankers (and shortest priced favourites over the entire four days).

Nico could get the week off to a flier for punters in the opening Supreme Novice hurdle, with the incredibly impressive Consitution Hill looking the standout contender in Britain and Ireland at this stage.

  • #5 -JONJO O’NEILL JNR

This 23-year-old has been something of a revelation since he started riding under Rules just a few years ago. He mainly rides out for his father Jonjo O’Neill (dual champion jockey himself riding 900 career winners) and has really impressed shrewd judges with the way he rides (brilliant over a fence, an exceptional judge of pace while being very strong at the finish).

The young rider has increasingly become popular with a large number of trainers, not just for father Jonjo, and is probably being lined up to take over riding all of the J.P. McManus horses further down the line now that Barry Geraghty has retired.

He is one to look out for in the big field handicaps at the festival, where his patient riding style is well suited to the fast pace that these ultra competitive races are run at.

Willie Mullins during the visit to his stables in Closutton, Ireland
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Top 5 Cheltenham favourite Trainers 2022

  • #1 – WILLIE MULLINS

Willie Mullins has dominated the Cheltenham Festival over the past decade, with 78 lifetime winners and he secured the 2021 festival leading trainer prize when Gallopin des Champs won the Martin Pipe conditional jockeys handicap hurdle (sixth success at the meeting, the same as Henry de Bromhead, but the Closutton handler got the nod as he achieved more places.

He is sure to have an extremely strong hand for 2022, with Ferny Hollow, Allaho and Energumene all sure to be extremely popular for their respective races.

  • #2 – GORDON ELLIOTT

Elliott has bounced back from a ban from the sport with the winners flowing freely in Ireland, and while he lost several top class horses as a direct result of his fall from grace, he is still sure to be a leading force at the 2022 festival.

Stars such as American Mike, Hollow Games and Ginto have all attracted significant ante-post support in the last few weeks, while he is sure to have a few plots lined up for the handicaps over the four days (market moves are very significant with his unexposed youngsters).

  • #3 – NICKY HENDERSON

The presence of Shishkin in the Champion Chase is going to be one of the highlights of the entire four days for the former champion trainer, and he is sure to be one of the shortest prices of the week after impressively landing the Clarence House Chase at Ascot in January (beating Enurgumene in a thrilling scrap up the straight for that valuable Grade 1 prize).

Henderson also has a strong team of young horses assembled to challenge the dominance of the Irish, and his team for the Supreme Novice is likely to comprise both Consitituion Hill and Jonbon (currently 7/4f and 4/1 and the front two in the market).

  • #4 – HENRY DE BROMHEAD

Henry de Bromhead has made huge strides in the last few years, challenging the dominance of the big two in Ireland and benefitting from receiving numerous horses when Gordon Elliott fell from grace last year.

He matched Mullins with six winners at the 2021 Festival, and is sure to be challenging hard again with stars such as Honeysuckle, A Plus Tard and Bob Olinger all sure to be heavily backed favourites over the four days.

  • #5- DAN SKELTON

The quest for quality over quantity has been a long held aim of this ambitious young trainer, and with the likes of Doctor Parnassus, Nurse Susan, Protektorat and Nube Negra he has a very strong team to aim at the Festival in 2022.

With a strike rate around 25pc maintained throughout the season (with over 150 horses now in the stable overall), and all of the yards runners in top form over the past few months, Skelton is sure to be a major force in challenging the bigger names from Ireland in a large number of races.

Cheltenham Tips 2022 Favourites

No bookmaker wants to see a winning favourite at Cheltenham. It costs them hundreds of thousands, if not millions thanks to accumulator bets and winning tips on Cheltenham. However, the racing is so competitive. Bookmakers offer generous odds on favourites to tempt customers in.

Generally, these push-outs happen every single morning of each race. If you fancy a horse for the festival but it’s a short price, wait until the morning of the race. It’s more than likely a few bookmakers will push the odds out. What might have been a 6/4 shot might be available at 4/1 to attract your business. This offers great value to punters to get the best odds. Don’t forget to combine them with our best Cheltenham betting tips.

Runners and riders compete in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival
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Cheltenham Tips 2022 – How To Bet On Cheltenham 2022

If you’re looking for the best Cheltenham Festival tips for today, you’ve come to the right place. Our racing expert Stephen Harris is one of the best racing tipsters in the business. Stephen’s daily racing tips have returned near 10% profit since he began delivering his free racing tips in 2011. He’ll no doubt deliver with his Cheltenham Festival tips this year. And the best part, they’re free.

1 – Be selective, stay disciplined and do not chase your losses

There are 28 races to choose from over the four days at the Festival, and retaining your punting discipline is absolutely critical for making a profit.

Take full advantage of all the bookmaker offers throughout the week – they will be falling over each other to take your bets on such competitive racing. There will be plenty on offer for new punters but also some great incentives for the experienced backer too.

Offers could include free bets, extra places on the big field handicaps, extended each way terms/paying out for 5th & 6th places, ‘cashback’ offers such as money back if you are on a faller, or even ‘double results’ if you back the winner who is subsequently disqualified . There will be a myriad of opportunities to get better value for your punting pound.

2 – Play each-way when the terms are in your favour

The Cheltenham betting market on the day of racing is one of the most competitive and punter friendly throughout the whole year.

All the big firms are coming out to lay big bets of almost any size demanded, unlike the rest of the season when it can be difficult to get on. A smart punter is better off looking for the value in the morning markets by scrutinising the range of prices on offer, and that mainly lies by playing each-way when the firms regularly offer extra places.

Mathematically it is well worth the astute punter backing 3 or 4 horses each-way when there are 5,6 or more places on offer in the handicaps. The terms are very much in your favour, and it is worth having numerous bookmaker accounts primed to take advantage of this generosity.

3 – Search for hold-up horses in the big field handicaps

Look for horses that are ridden patiently particularly in the festival handicaps. The races at the Cheltenham Festival tend to be extremely strongly run from the tape, so it is better to side with those horses who are usually ridden from off the pace.

Runners who have been dominating small fields tend to find life a lot harder at the festival, so it can be advantageous to look for those who are traditionally dropped out before coming through up the demanding final hill at Prestbury Park.

Certain jockeys are expert around Cheltenham, with riders like Davy Russell and Jonjo O’Neill jnr in particular worth looking out for in the huge field handicaps.

4 – Avoid the hyped up big names from the top yards

Don’t be overcome by the noise surrounding the festival and try and avoid information overload. Concentrate on the form not the whispers and rumours.

There is a myriad of expert advice and opinion out there but our tip is to keep it simple and focus on solid form ignoring the whispers or trackside gossip. Don’t fall foul of the hype, plan your strategy and hold firm.

Stick to prices that you believe offer value, and don’t be put off if it appears your selections is second or third preference judged by jockey bookings. All runners are doing their best and are laid out to peak on the day of the festival, often making shorter priced runners at the front of the market underpriced (with more depth to all the races than is usually the case midweek).

5 – Previous Cheltenham form can hold the key

Year after year those horses who win or run well at previous Cheltenham festivals come back again to perform at their very best at this unique venue.

The demands of these highly charged and competitive races over the four days means certain horses are suited to the unique undulations, the strong pace and the soft ground far more than their rivals. Concentrate on horses with winning course and distance form and you should unlock a winning formula.

Watch back the 2020 and 2021 Cheltenham Festival carefully particularly those who may have been unlucky but ran better than the bare result suggests (or those that raced on the worst of the ground up the inner/or raced close to a very strong gallop). These edges away from the obvious form in the book can make the crucial difference between profit and loss.


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