Here’s the next installment of our Cheltenham betting guide.

We haven’t steered you too far wrong yet…


1:30 Gods Own 20/1

Has flown under the radar but his Haldon Gold Cup win marks him down as a top-class performer. But Valseur Lido offers less prohibitive odds at 5/1. Outbattled by Apache Stronghold last time but can reverse the form on better ground on the JLT

2:05 Brother Brian 12/1

Hughie Morrisons eight year old ran a blinder behind Rock on Ruby here last time out and looks well treated. Syrabite will start at about 16/1 and has great course form. He won here in October and local trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies always has one lined in the radar.

2:40 Hidden Cyclone 9/1

Only found Dynaste too good for him in the Ryanair last year and can go one better to give Shark Hanlon a maiden Grade One

3:20 Whisper 10/1

A winner of last years Coral Cup and followed up with a Grade 1 at Aintree. Just one run this year in a novice chase and a real dark horse for the World Hurdle

4:00 Colour Squadron

Second in the race last year and is better in the weights with winner Ballynagour. Had JLT entry but course form is good and should prove great value for an each way bet here.


1:30 Petite Parisienne 10/1

Won the Grade One at Leopardstown that’s proved a tremendous guide to the Triumph in the past. Top Notch at a similar price has been marginalised with Peace and Co being the other Henderson horse, but could be well suited to the track.

2:05 The Game Changer 10/1

Reported to be thriving since moving to Gordon Elliot’s yard. Best priced favourite at the festival. Can’t go wrong with an each way bet here. Martello Tower beat Outlander at Limerick and should appreciate the step back up to three miles in the Albert Bartlett.

2:40 Black Hercules 4/1

We certainly aren’t alone in tipping this one. One of the Festival Bankers. Otherwise Carracci Apache is unbeaten over hurdles and stayed on powerfully to win a Grade Two last time at Donacaster. 14/1

3:20 (Gold Cup) Djakadam 9/1

Looked impressive when winning the Tyestses Chase and looks to be still improving. Strong signals from the Mullins camp that he’ll end his long drought in this race this time around

4:00 Salsify 9/1

Still only 10 and won this race in 2012 and 2013. Missed last year through injury but back again.