The Open At Cheltenham Betting Tips
The Open at Cheltenham is considered to be the unofficial start of the jumping season and the return of horse racing to Cheltenham racecourse. Similarly to the world famous Cheltenham Festival, The Open brings together world class horses, jockeys and trainers for a weekend full of racing. Take a look at our Open at Cheltenham betting tips for this weekend below.
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NAP Of The Day
Jatiluwih is our NAP of the day for Saturday’s racing in the Intermediate Handicap at 3:30. It’s a big step up in class for Jatiluwih but all the signs point to him being able to handle it without a problem. In his last outing at Wetherby, he strolled to a simple 5L win as an 11/2 outsider. That came at a shorter distance, but earlier in his career, Jatiluwih as shown he can win at 2m 5f, so there is no question of his stamina. David Maxwell makes it 5 rides in a row for the pairing and against a considerably weaker field, Jatiluwih should make it a debut win at Cheltenham.
Dark Horse Of The Day
Siruh Du Lac emerged as a Cheltenham specialist earlier this year with 2 early wins. Both at Cheltenham Trials Day, and on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, Siruh Du La won in pretty straightforward circumstances. Lizzie Kelly rode both of those races and herself has a decent record at Cheltenham in general. 2m 4f is the length that Siruh Du Lac is probably best suited to. The end of previous races have threatened to pass him by, but that extra half a furlong off the length should benefit him greatly.
Longshot Of The Day
Our longshot of the day comes in one of Friday’s rescheduled races. After racing was postponed, Saturday’s racing will start with the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and we fancy Some Day Soon to shock a few punters. Some Day Soon was dominant at Class 3 and 4, winning all 4 entered races this year. He took the step up to Class 1 back in October at Chepstow, finishing a respectable 3rd. He showed signs of promise though and finished strongly, a trait that will benefit him at 2m 5f again. With Gavin Sheehan riding him again on Saturday, he will get the best out of Some Day Soon and a late place isn’t out of the question at 12/1.
The Open At Cheltenham Betting Schedule
|12:05||Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle||2||1||2m 5f|
|12:40||JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle||2||1||2m 1/2f|
|1:15||mallardjewellers.com Novices’ Chase||-||2||3m 1/2f|
|1:50||BetVictor Smartcards Handicap Chase||3||1||2m 4f|
|2:25||BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap||3||1||2m 4f|
|3:00||Spinal Injuries Association Big Buck’s Handicap Hurdle||-||1||3m|
|3:30||BetVictor Intermediate Handicap Hurdle||-||2||2m 5f|
|4:00||Karndean Designflooring Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race||-||1||2m 1/2f|
*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting markets correct at the time of writing.