The Open at Cheltenham Betting Tips

The Open at Cheltenham Betting Tips

The Open at Cheltenham is the start of the jump racing season, at one of the greatest racecourses in the world. The event gets underway on Friday 16th November and continues over the weekend for 3 days of world class racing. To help you out with your horse racing betting, Bet UK have prepared betting tips for each day of the racing.

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Friday 16th November - Countryside Day

12:40 Cheltenham - Markel Insurance Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase Betting Tips

The Open at Cheltenham gets underway with a tightly contested race in the Markel Insurance Amateur Riders’ Handicap. With no clear favourite, it might be worth looking to some outsiders to get some value. Sky Pirate at 13/2 might be a good choice, after a strong start to his jumping career. 2 second place finishes in a row put him in good stead to test himself at the home of jump racing. Elsewhere, The Young Master is in good form and with previous wins at Cheltenham, Neil Mulholland will be hoping for another winner this year.

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Sky Pirate Each Way

13:15 Cheltenham - Farlight Books Novices' Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

From a tight race to a clear favourite in Dostal Phil. The 5 year old is the early betting favourite, but there is still some value to be found in the rest of the card. Snapdragon Fire and My Brother both come into the race in decent form. Out of the 2, Snapdragon Fire** might be preferred. With Richard Johnson as jockey, and previous winning experience at this distance, a place shouldn’t be out of his reach. My Brother’s odds are a bit longer, but with 3 place in 3 races, he could have another good run out.

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Snapdragon Fire Each Way

13:50 Cheltenham - BETVICTOR Handicap Chase Betting Tips

A small racecard normally presents a clear front runner, but there are 2 who look likely in the BETVICTOR Handicap Chase. Bun Doran is the betting favourite and with good reason. The 7 year old has plenty of experience, including 2 races at Cheltenham last year. His latest race at the racecourse saw a second place finish, and although he hasn't won recently, his performances have been promising. 6 places out of 9 chase’s put Bun Doran in good stead for another success.

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Bun Doran To Win

14:25 Cheltenham - Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase Betting Tips

The Novices’ Chase has plenty of in form horses coming into the race, meaning there isn’t a large betting spread from the favourites to the outsiders. There is also a return for former promising horse White Moon, who makes a return to racing following an injury from December 2017. Before his injury race, White Moon was on a 3 race winning run, before a 7th place finish after the injury. If he can find the form that made him one of the most exciting novices around, then this could be an interesting return

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White Moon To Win

15:00 Cheltenham - Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase Betting Tips

2018 Grand National winner Tiger Roll makes a return to racing at The Open and it’s tough to look back Gordon Elliott's thoroughbred. Aswell as his Grand National win, Tiger Roll has Cheltenham experience and is twice a Cheltenham Festival winner. Although Tiger Roll is the horse in form, Josie’s Orders is another favourite who has raced at Cheltenham before. 3 wins at Cheltenham early in his early career, his Cheltenham form has petered out in recent years.

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Tiger Roll To Win

15:35 Cheltenham - Ballymore Novices' Hurdle Betting Tips

The final race of the opening day is a tough one to call, so it might be best to place an each way bet in this one. Double Treasure has finished no lower than second in his last 3 outings, and although his recent record at Cheltenham isn’t too promising, he has won here in the past. Coolanly is highly fancied, but without a win over the hurdles in his career, it’s hard to justify the short odds. A fall in his most recent race is just another reason that he should be avoided.

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Double Treasure EW

*All odds correct at the time of writing.

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