The 2019 Cheltenham Festival has arrived! Once again bettingexpert has everything you need to make a great week of betting even better. Looking for Cheltenham tips 2019? Cheltenham bonus bets and bookmaker promotions? Race by race guides and previews? We have it all here in our Cheltenham Festival betting guide. Our expert racing analyst and tipster Stephen Harris shares his Cheltenham tips 2019, exclusive to bettingexpert.
Cheltenham Tips 2019, Dates & Race Schedules
The 2019 Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12th and concludes March 15th. 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 2019 Tips For Today
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Cheltenham Winning Tips 2019
|Day 1||Novices Handicap Chase||A Plus Tard||6.0|
|Day 2||RSA Chase||Topofthegame||5.0|
|Day 2||Champion Chase||Altior||1.36|
|Day 2||Cross Country Chase||Tiger Roll||2.25|
|Day 2||Fred Winter Hurdle||Band of Outlaws||4.50|
|Day 2||Champion Bumper||Envoi Allen||3.0|
|Day 3||Ryanair Chase||Frodon||5.50|
|Day 3||Stayers Hurdle||Paisley Park||2.38|
|Day 3||Festival Plate||Siruh du Lac||5.50|
|Day 3||Challenge Cup||Any Second Now||7.0|
|Day 4||County Hurdle||Chti'bello||13.0|
|Day 4||Foxhunter Chase||Hazel Hill||4.50|
Cheltenham 2019 Results
Cheltenham Tips 2019, Tuesday 12th March, Day 1 Schedule & Selections
|Time||Race||Cheltenham 2019 Tips|
|1:30||Skybet Supreme Novices' Hurdle||Supreme Novices' Hurdle Tips 2019|
|2:10||Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase||Arkle Challenge Tips 2019|
|2:50||Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase||Ultima Handicap Tips 2019|
|3:30||Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy||Champion Hurlde Challenge Tips 2019|
|4:10||OLBG Mares’ Hurdle||Mares' Hurdle Tips 2019|
|4:50||Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase||Novices' Handicap Tips 2019|
|5:30||National Hunt Challenge Cup Chase||National Hunt Chase Tips 2019|
Cheltenham Tips 2019, Wednesday 13th March, Day 2 Schedule & Selections
|Time||Race||Cheltenham 2019 Tips|
|1:30||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Tips 2019|
|2:10||RSA Insurance Novices' Steeple Chase||RSA Steeple Chase Tips 2019|
|2:50||Coral Cup Hurdle||Coral Cup Hurdle Tips 2019|
|3:30||Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase||Queen Mother Champion Tips 2019|
|4:10||Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase||Cross Country Steeple Chase Tips 2019|
|4:50||Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle||Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Tips 2019|
|5:30||Weatherbys Champion Bumper||Champion Bumper Tips 2019|
Cheltenham Tips 2019, Thursday 14th March, Day 3 Schedule & Selections
|Time||Race||Cheltenham 2019 Tips|
|1:30||JLT Novices’ Chase||JLT Novices Chase Tips 2019|
|2:10||Pertemps Network Final||Pertemps Network Final Tips 2019|
|2:50||Ryanair Chase||Ryanair Chase Tips 2019|
|3:30||Sun Racing Stayers Hurdle||Stayers Hurdle Tips 2019|
|4:10||Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Chase||Stable Plate Tips 2019|
|4:50||Dawn Run Mares Novices’ Hurdle||Mares Novices Hurdle Tips 2019|
|5:30||Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase||Kim Muir Challenge Tips 2019|
Cheltenham Tips 2019, Friday 15th March, Day 4 Schedule & Selections
|Time||Race||Cheltenham 2019 Tips|
|1:30||JCB Triumph Hurdle||JCB Triumph Hurdle Tips 2019|
|2:10||Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle||County Handicap Hurdle Tips 2019|
|2:50||Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle||Albert Bartlett Novice's Hurdle Tips 2019|
|3:30||The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup||Cheltenham Gold Cup Tips 2019|
|4:10||St. James Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase||Foxhunter Steeple Chase Tips 2019|
|4:50||Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase||Grand Annual Tips 2019|
|5:30||Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle||Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips 2019|
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Cheltenham Odds & Live Odds
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Cheltenham Tips 2019 & Festival Betting Guide
The Cheltenham Festival 2019 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 2019 Betting Guide is the only betting resource you'll need for all your Cheltenham betting 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.
Cheltenham Tips 2019: Favourite Horses & Jockeys
Who are the favourites to win at Cheltenham 2019? You may need looking for the best betting advice. Who do we consider the Cheltenham Festival favourites for this year? Get all the insight and Cheltenham tips for today from our racing expert Stephen Harris.
Top 5 favourite Cheltenham Horses 2019
What are the top 5 best bets for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival? Our racing expert Stephen Harris shares his insight and lists his top 5 horses to back for Cheltenham 2019.
Top 5 favourite Cheltenham Horses 2019
- #1- OK Corral
Nicky Henderson’s useful hurdler has impressed since going chasing, winning hard on the bridle against inferiors on his seasonal/chasing debut at Plumpton, and then producing a stunning effort against more experienced rivals at Warwick in a strong Graded prize. He looks a class above these more exposed rivals, and the current price around 3/1 is one of the strongest bets of the meeting.
- #2- Lalor
This useful hurdler made a brilliant transition to chasing when winning over this course and distance in November, jumping and travelling strongly before asserting up the hill under a motionless Richard Johnson. He was not at his best on testing ground at Sandown next time out, but should relish a return to this track and the strong run race in this big field should bring his stamina into play when it really counts.
- #3- Danny Kirwan
Paul Nicholls bumper winner has suffered two defeats since going hurdling this winter, tapped for pace in a match at Kempton and then bumping into the highly regarded Angels Breath at Ascot in December. He starts off in handicaps on a lenient looking mark, and there should be loads of improvement in the tank as his stamina is drawn out upped to this 2m4f trip for the first time.
- #4- Kemboy
Willie Mullins progressive young chaser has now won five from eight over fences, and took his form to another level with a very impressive win in a Leopardstown Grade 1 in December (form been well advertised since by Bellshill and Road to Respect). He has improved dramatically since finishing fourth behind Shattered Love in the 2018 JLT Novice Chase at the Festival, with the increased emphasis on stamina over three miles and beyond suiting ideally. He is always ridden with patience, and this promises to be a strongly run race with Native River sure to be gunned from the tape.
- #5- Paisley Park
Emma Lavelle’s 7-y-o has been the revelation of the season, winning four times so far and rising up from an Aintree handicap in October (off a mark of 140) to win in Graded company at Ascot and Cheltenham. He took his form to another level in January when storming clear to land the Cleeve Hurdle over this trip, relishing a true run stamina test and much to good for some useful rivals on soft ground. There is more improvement to come and the likely decent gallop in this Grade 1 will certainly play to his strengths, while any rain easing conditions is another positive in a division that lacks many realistic contenders.
Top 5 favourite Cheltenham Jockeys 2019
Which jockeys are the ones to watch at Cheltenham in 2019? Our racing expert Stephen Harris shares his thoughts on the riders that could come out on top at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.
Top 5 favourite Cheltenham Jockeys 2019
- #1- Ruby Walsh
The best jockey of his generation has had injury issues over the past few years and now plies his trade almost exclusively for Willie Mullins in Ireland, but he remains at the very top of his profession and will have a fantastic book of rides over the four days of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. His quiet style of riding fills horses with confidence (often looks to be travelling better than the reality), and the thousands of Irish punters will be supporting anything he is on with maximum stakes.
- #2- Noel Fehily
A consummate horseman and a brilliant judge of pace, Fehily has enjoyed a terrific winter so far in the UK, and the fact he is booked by so many stables is testament to the regard in which he is held in across the sport. His career highlight came when winning the 2017 Champion Hurdle on Buveur D’Air, and he is sure to be on plenty of the favourites in the Graded races in 2019.
- #3- Davy Russell
Teaming up with Gordon Elliot on the Gigginstown horses has made a terrific difference to the veteran (39) Irishman’s career, and he is another with a huge following among punters. A patient jockey who is brilliant over a fences, he has a terrific record at the top table, with both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Aintree Grand National under his belt.
- #4- Barry Geraghty
This is rumoured to be J.P McManus’s retained jockeys final year in the saddle, and he seems sure to go out on a real high at the 2019 Festival. The famous green and gold colours have enjoyed fantastic success over the years here, with top class performers and unexposed handicappers all laid out to land the cash at this meeting, and it has been Gearghty who has ridden them all with typical skill and patience (exceptional over a fence as his association with the legendary Moscow Flyer showed).
- #5- Harry Skelton
There is no more improved rider in the weighing room than Harry Skelton, who has teamed up to maximum effect with his trainer brother Dan to dominate the early months of the NH season in the UK. The stable lacks a real star, but plenty of their novices come here on the upgrade and are worth looking out for in some of the competitive handicaps over the four days.
Cheltenham Tips 2019 Favourites
No bookmaker wants to see a winning favourite at Cheltenham. It costs them hundreds of thousands, if not millions thanks to accumulator bets. 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.
Cheltenham Tips 2019 - How To Bet On Cheltenham 2019
If you’re looking for the best Cheltenham Festival tips for today, you’ve come to right place. Our racing expert Stephen Harris is one of the best racing tipsters in the business. Stephen’s daily racing tips have returned over 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 - Take advantage of the best bookmaker offers
The key to making the 2019 Cheltenham Festival a profitable one is to be completely ruthless with your betting. That means having open and funded bookmaker accounts with as many layers as possible, to only take the top price on offer and to play only when the terms are firmly in the punters favour. Over these four days of top class racing the bookmakers are unusually aggressive in their desire to attract turnover and new accounts, and it is possible to get on in larger size than normal at some terrific prices if you shop around and stay disciplined.
2 - Look away from the obvious big names and avoid short prices
Cheltenham punters zone in on the top names such as Willie Mullins, Ruby Walsh, Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliot...with their runners often hyped up for months in the build up and legions of followers piling on regardless of price or actual chance on “form” in some extremely competitive handicaps/graded races. It can sometimes pay to look elsewhere, with runners who have equally compelling claims on what they have actually achieved frequently available at three or four time the prices. Search for runners from smaller Irish yards who may have slipped under the radar, and try to find good claiming jockeys who have yet to attract the attention of the wider public.
3 - Play each-way in the uncompetitive graded races
In recent years some of the Festival Championship races have been uncompetitive on paper, with long odds-on favourites like Altior and Un de Sceaux throwing up some terrific “bad each-way” races for the astute punter. Usually with contests such as this, the bookmakers have their guard up and stakes are restricted, but during these four days there is a desire for turnover and it is possible to get on in size. With fields of 8 or more runners, the place terms at ¼ the odds are fantastically in favour of the backer, and it can pay to back two or three each-way against the hot favourite….with a couple in the frame you are sure of a profit, and with upsets possible (Douvan turned over at 2/9f in 2017), the “jackpot” is not out of the question.
4 - Search for hold-up performers in the big field handicaps
The handicaps at the Cheltenham Festival are brutally competitive and usually run at a ludicrously fast gallop from the tape, with numerous frontrunners who are looking to boss matters (with their best form often being achieved by dominating smaller fields in the build up). Time and time again the complexion changes as the field hits the final hill after the last, with some big priced winners over the years giving these races a bookmaker friendly feel and a randomised nature. It can pay to focus on jockeys who ride with patience and have an excellent clock in their heads...so look carefully at anything with Noel Fehily, Davy Russell, Aidan Coleman and Denis O’Regan booked to ride.
5 - Stick with previous Cheltenham form
One of the best pieces of advice for any punter with regard to Cheltenham is to stick with form achieved at that uniquely undulating track, notably those horses who in the past have won or run well at previous Festivals. Particularly in the handicaps, it is worth watching back all the races from the last few years….the circumstances are completely unique and plenty of horses improve for a proper gallop (or in the case of Irish runners, racing on a much faster surface than they are used to in the winter months at home). Year after year previous Festival form works out, and often it can pay to ignore disappointing runs in the meantime (that may have led to a handicap mark becoming very attractive again).
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Cheltenham Live Streaming
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Useful Cheltenham mobile apps
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Cheltenham Racecourse App
The Cheltenham Racecourse App is a must have for anybody attending the 2019 Cheltenham Festival. If you’re looking for the latest Cheltenham news or results, the Cheltenham Racecourse app has it. You can also buy tickets to the Cheltenham Festival via the app. Cheltenham live streaming audio is available. Plus, a video archive so you can catch up on every race of the festival.