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Cheltenham Showcase Betting Tips

Cheltenham Showcase Betting Tips

The action is set to heat up at Gloucestershire Racecourse with the Cheltenham Showcase this weekend starting on Friday 27th October with the Foundation Developments Conditional Jockey's Handicap Hurdle at 1.35pm! Check out our betting tips below for every race of the 2023 Cheltenham Showcase event.

The Showcase at Cheltenham Day One Tips

It is day one of The Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham on Friday. It raises the curtain on the 2023/24 campaign at the Gloucestershire racecourse and it could highlight some horses to follow for the rest of the season.

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Here are tips for all seven races on the card from the season opener at Jump Racing’s HQ.

1.35 Cheltenham – Foundation Developments Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2m½f)

SHETLAND TONY made a winning start for his new trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies when he scored at Stratford earlier this month over their extended 2m trip. The four-year-old, who used to be with Gordon Elliott in Ireland, made all, scoring by 18 lengths. He has a 7lb rise in the ratings to overcome at Cheltenham, but he should be even fitter now so further progress is likely.

Selection: Shetland Tony

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2.10 Cheltenham – squareintheair.com Novices’ Chase (2m)

Two-time hurdles winner MY MATE MOZZIE made a promising start over fences at Fairyhouse (2m½f) earlier this month when he was second of 13 runners on ground that was questionably considered to be soft. Gavin Cromwell is opting to apply a tongue-tie to his horse, who was rated as high as 145 over hurdles. And with just three rivals to beat, he can step up to get off the mark in his second chase appearance.

Selection: My Mate Mozzie

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2.45 Cheltenham – Trustatrader Novices’ Hurdle (2m4f)

Lucinda Russell’s mare EL ELFANTE has won all three of her starts under Rules, including when successful in a novice hurdles contest at Perth (2m4f) a few weeks ago, scoring by 24 lengths in a field that included three former winners. She next makes the trip south of the border and she can maintain her 100 per cent start for the Grand National-winning trainer.

Selection: El Elefante

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3.20 Cheltenham – 2023 Thoroughbred Census Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (2m4f)

Hurdles winner GINNY’S DESTINY moved from Tom Lacey to Paul Nicholls earlier this month. He showed a lot of promise last season, breaking his maiden over hurdles at Warwick (2m5f). The seven-year-old looks like a smart jumper so expect to see further improvement on his debut over fences. He’s the one they all have to beat in this handicap chase, despite having top weight on his back.

Selection: Ginny’s Destiny

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3.55 Cheltenham – Sky Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2 - 2m½f)

TOTO TOO made a winning start over hurdles when cruising to victory at Navan (1m7½f) last month. That was his second consecutive triumph, as he also prevailed in a bumper at Killarney (2m1f) during the summer. Peter Fahey’s novice appears to be smart and he can prove that in this Grade Two contest, ensuring it is a successful trip across the Irish Sea.

Selection: Toto Too

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4.30 Cheltenham – Close Brothers Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (3m1f)

Two-time course-and-distance winner STRICTLYADANCER was successful at this meeting 12 months ago. He’s a horse who is often at his best in the early stages of the season when fresh. This latest mark of 121 is 1lb lower than his last victory, so he goes into this race with a big chance of adding to his tally at this racecourse.

Selection: Strictlyadancer

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5.05 Cheltenham – Abu Dhabi Digital Markets Handicap Hurdle (2m4f)

LALLYGAG was victorious three times last season for champion trainer Paul Nicholls in his novice hurdles campaign. He also didn’t fare badly when finishing third at this course on his handicap debut. Apprentice Freddie Gingell claims 7lb off his back for this assignment, which should ensure he has a racing weight that he can take full advantage of in the final race on day one of this meeting.

Selection: Lallygag

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The Showcase at Cheltenham Day Two Tips

It is day two of The Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham on Saturday, which includes the Masterson Holding Hurdle and some fascinating handicap races across the afternoon.

Here are tips for all seven contests on the card from Jump Racing’s HQ.

1.15 Cheltenham – Epic Value At William Hill Handicap Chase (2m)

RED ROOKIE has plenty of experience over fences now, with eight chase appearances. He scored over this 2m trip at Warwick on his penultimate outing. He was unable to successfully follow up at Kempton (2m2f) in May where he ran flat. This horse tends to go well when fresh, so he should bounce back with a big run on his opening start of the campaign.

Selection: Red Rookie

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1.50 Cheltenham – Masterson Holdings Hurdle (2m½f)

After having wind surgery back in January, BLUEKING D’OROUX returned a much better horse. The former French raider was successful in a handicap hurdle at Ascot (1m7½). He then finished second of 20 runners at Aintree on his final start of the season. Paul Nicholls’ runner is a long way ahead of his rivals in the ratings here, and his class can show in this race for the four-year-olds.

Selection: Blueking D’Oroux

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2.25 Cheltenham – Epic Jumps Season At William Hill Handicap Chase (3m1f)

QUICK DRAW continued his progression over fences when he scored at Ludlow (3m) just a few weeks ago. He made all in that race, going clear of his rivals from three fences out to prevail by 21 lengths. The Seven Barrows runner is likely to make the running again and he may not see another rival.

Selection: Quick Draw

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3.00 Cheltenham – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (3m)

BUGS MORAN returned to action at Galway (2m6½f) in August following a lengthy lay-off. He finished second of 16 runners in a Listed race in what was an excellent reappearance. Noel Meade’s runner then had to settle for the runner-up spot at Listowel (2m4f) a month later. A step back up to 3m will help his chances of getting back into the winner’s enclosure, while he will also benefit from a strong pace.

Selection: Bugs Moran

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3.35 Cheltenham – William Hill Epic Weekend Free Bet Novices’ Hurdle (3m)

ANTRIM COAST built on two promising performances to break his maiden at Punchestown (2m4f) a couple of weeks ago. He got stronger as that race progressed, so this step up to 3m looks ideal for Gavin Cromwell’s runner. If he produces a repeat of what he showed at Punchestown, he can successfully follow up in this small field.

Selection: Antrim Coast

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4.10 Cheltenham – William Hill Lengthen Your Odds Novices’ Chase (3m½f)

FLOORING PORTER has been one of the leading staying hurdlers for a number of years now. He now gets his chance to try chasing. The Irish-based horse was rated at 156 over hurdles, which is a long way clear of his three rivals here. If he jumps well, he should be able to add more success to his record at Cheltenham.

Selection: Flooring Porter

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4.45 Cheltenham – Cheltenham & South West Racing Club Open National Hunt Flat Race (2m½f)

MARTIN PLAGE won on his sole point-to-point appearance in impressive style by 20 lengths back in April. He is related to some useful winners and he is the standout runner in this bumper to end the card on day two of the Showcase Meeting.

Selection: Martin Plage

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