Last Updated: 15:00, 29/01/23

Echoes In Rain shortens for the Mares' Hurdle whilst Bob Olinger fails to impress at Naas

15:00 Sunday

Echoes In Rain put in an impressive display to win the Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas and because of this win has moved from 10/1 to 6/1 in the Mares' Hurdle for Cheltenham. 

Bob Olinger also ran but the eight-year-old put in another uninspiring display to finish third at Naas.

Since Bob Olinger's win in the Turners Novices' Chase last year at Cheltenham, the Henry De Bromhead trained horse has struggled to find any form, having lost his last three races before today and another uninspiring run has left a lot more questions to be answered. 

Ramillies potential candidate for the National Hunt Chase

13:31 Sunday

Eight-year-old Ramillies has gone as short as 5/2 with one bookmaker for the National Hunt Chase after coming second in the Grade 3 Novice Chase at Naas today. The Willie Mullins-trained horse can still be found at the best price of 8/1 with one bookmaker. 

Noble Yeats the best Gold Cup candidate?

15:53 Saturday

Despite his defeat to Ahoy Senor in the 14:25 at Cheltenham today, Ryan Summerville (@ryanOTHx) had this to say about Noble Yeats' Gold Cup chances: "I thought the Cotswolds showcased Noble Yeats as the best potential Gold Cup candidate. Noble Yeats was outpaced when the race kicked into gear but he stayed on strongly up the hill.

"That put to bed any questions about his course form and it looked the perfect trial for March. I am surprised he hasn't been clipped in a bit as 8/1 looks a bit big after that run."

Noble Yeats is a current best price of 8/1 for the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival.

Paisley Park comes up short in the Cleeve Hurdle

15:12 Saturday

Paisley Park failed in his bid for a fourth Cleeve Hurdle on Cheltenham Trials Day, finishing behind both Dashel Drasher and surprise race winner Gold Tweet.

The 11-year-old Paisley Park has drifted from 10/1 to a best price 20/1 for the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Ahoy Senor outshines Noble Yeats and Protektorat

14:41 Saturday

In the Cotswold Chase expected to confirm the second favourite for the Gold Cup behind Galopin Des Champs, Noble Yeats and Protektorat failed to deliver - instead leaving Ahoy Senor to take centre stage. The eight-year-old is in from 50/1 to as short as 10/1 with several bookmakers (best price 33s). Noble Yeats' price has largely held, but Protektorat can now be backed at 25/1.

Epatante impresses in Doncaster win

14:14 Saturday

Having been beaten twice by Constitution Hill (17L & 12L) over the last two months, Epatante bounced back to win the Sky Bet Yorkshire Rose Mares' Hurdle at Doncaster.

She is a best price 5/1 to win the Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, but remains a long 25/1 for the Champion Hurdle (Constitution Hill 1/3).

Editeur Du Gite the big Champion Chase mover

13:32 Saturday

Editeur Du Gite has been chopped from 20/1 into 9/2 with one bookmaker for the Champion Chase after winning the Clarence House Chase on Trials Day.

Energumene was a best price 8/11 before the race but can now be backed at 3/1, while Edwardstone - beaten on the line - has drifted slightly to 7/2.

Delta Work strengthens Festival hand in Trials Day defeat?

13:06 Saturday

A huge run for Delta Work, finishing 3rd despite conceding big weight to all bar Minella Times - the 2021 Grand National winner who was pulled up. Delta Work is a best price 5/4 for the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

4,000 worldwide winners for Willie Mullins

12:40 Saturday

Bronn is a best price 33/1 (worst price 16/1) for the National Hunt Chase.

Stage Star 12/1 from 16s for the Plate Handicap Chase

12:26 Saturday

An 11/4 winner in the Timeform Novices' Handicap Chase on Trials Day, Stage Star has been cut from 16/1 to 8/1 with one bookmaker for the Plate Handicap Chase at the Festival in March. The seven-year-old is a best price 12/1.

Comfort Zone into 12/1 for the Triumph Hurdle

12:04 Saturday

Following a well ran race with Scriptwriter, Comfort Zone (2/1 fav) won the 11:40 at Cheltenham, moving him to a current best price of 10/1 for the Triumph Hurdle.

Prior to the race today, he was a best price of 20/1. Lossiemouth is still the favourite at a best price of 11/8, and you can see all the odds for the Triumph Hurdle here.

 

Saturday action featuring Trials Day at Cheltenham

10:15 Saturday

It is Trials Day at Cheltenham today, with nine races set to take place from 11:40 throughout the day, with the last race taking place at 16:10.

Architect Tips has picked out some of the horses to watch today, covering the Cleeve Hurdle, Cotswold Chase and Cross Country Handicap Chase. You can see his horses to look out for here.

He also has his TOTE Placepot Tips for the first six races at Cheltenham today, which you can view here.

The Clarence House Chase is also one to look out for, where Energumene, the winner of last season's Queen Mother Champion Chase, and Edwardstone, the winner of last season's Arkle Trophy, go head to head. You can look at the best odds on that race here.

Elsewhere, there are meetings at Doncaster, Uttoxeter, Fairyhouse, Kempton and Lingfield, all of which you can view from the horse racing page.

Two-mile trip for Bob Olinger on Sunday

15:56 Friday

Last year's Turners Novices' Chase winner Bob Olinger will race over two miles for the first time since his hurdling debut in November 2020 at Naas on Sunday.

His shortest Cheltenham 2023 price is 16/1 for the Coral Cup.

Cheltenham race clues from Willie Mullins?

15:15 Friday

Marie's Rock is currently 7/2 best price for the Mares' Hurdle (2/1 worst) and 14/1 best price for the Stayers' Hurdle (worst price 7/1).

Architect's Triumph Hurdle Ante-Post Preview

14:11 Friday

Architect Tips has two ante-post tips for the Triumph Hurdle 2023 at the Cheltenham Festival, one of which we will see on Trials Day. Click here for more on the following:

  • Exciting Lossiemouth a strong favourite
  • Blood Destiny a big danger
  • Could Gala Merceau reverse the form?
  • Nicholls’ Rare Middleton an interesting entry
  • Scriptwriter's each-way chance for Milton Harris

Delta Work the favourite to take on at Cheltenham

12:13 Friday

Ryan Summervile (@ryanOTHx): "Delta Work would be the favourite (5/2) to take on for me this weekend. These Cross Country handicaps play a lot differently to the main event in March and Delta Work will be giving the best part of two stone to most of his rivals. Tiger Roll had a record of 54P in Cross Country Handicaps but he was 11212 at the Festival off level weights. 

"Foxy Jack and Singing Banjo both get big weight swings from when they met Delta Work at Punchestown but then you’ve also got Minella Times, Snow Leopardess, Diesel Dallier, Back On The Lash and Roi Mage who are all winners over this type of event either at Cheltenham, over the National Fences or in France."

Cheltenham Trials Day still on... for now

11:47 Friday

The Cheltenham track has passed an inspection brought forward to this morning from 12pm but there will be a precautionary inspection at 07:30 tomorrow. Frost covers will be deployed today on the new course to protect the ground from tonight's forecast which predicts temperatures to drop as low as -2C.

Energumene vs Edwardstone - Architect Tips can't pick the winner

09:20 Friday

"While the original clash between Energumene and Edwardstone at Ascot didn’t materialise due to the fixture being cancelled, it is great to see the Clarence House rescheduled and added to Trials Day this weekend. It should be a great race plus we get more runners this time as well. 

"Champion Chase winner Energumene - who is odds-on favourite (8/11) to claim back-to-back titles in March, is also a warm favourite to make it nine wins from 10 starts over fences in this race. It is also worth mentioning that it will be run on the new course too. 

"It’ll be interesting to see if Paul (Townend) will adopt his usual front-running tactics on this top-class champion, which could potentially risk seeing him get into an early skirmish with Editeur Du Gite - a good winner at Kempton over Christmas.

"In essence, now that the race has been moved here instead, this might actually set-up perfectly for Edwardstone. Firstly, Cheltenham seems to suit hold-up horses better than Ascot plus the form of his Arkle win at the Festival last season has worked out well given Blue Lord’s exploits since plus Haut En Couleurs would have won what Thurles without falling at the last. 

"His win in the Tingle Creek Chase on his return at Sandown was nothing short of quality too with the likes of Greaneteen and Shishkin well held in behind. His early departure in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton last time can be forgiven and recognised as a one-off as he generally jumps well and conditions could be in his favour come Saturday.

"With the pair meeting for the first time, it should be a great spectacle and hopefully both of them can bring their best form to the table. Who wins? I am not sure at this stage. Whoever can take the spoils is sure to be a red-hot favourite for the Champion Chase." 

Midday track inspection for Cheltenham Trials Day

09:08 Friday

Officials at Cheltenham will inspect the course at 12pm on Friday, with parts of the ground currently unraceable less than 24 hours out from the start of Cheltenham Trials Day.

Sir Gerhard survives scare to set up Brown Advisory tilt?

15:40 Thursday

Willie Mullins reacted: "It'll be too soon to run again so he'll probably go there on today's run. I think we'll be going for a longer trip, he'd be going a couple of miles an hour slower than he would in the Arkle so there's the two and a half or three miles. He isn't in the National Hunt Chase. I think the three miles, the Brown Advisory, but you know me. He has to come out of that race first so we'll see."

Teahupoo cut from 8/1 to 2/1 for the Stayers' Hurdle

15:04 Thursday

Everything that's wrong with Cheltenham

13:55 Thursday

"The hot favourite for the Boodles Gold Cup exemplifies what is wrong with Cheltenham. His first win at the Festival was in one unnecessary addition – the Martin Pipe – and his second should have been in another – the Turners – in which only four ran."

A sneak preview from Johnny Ward's latest Irish View column, which will be exclusively available to signed up oddschecker users tomorrow morning. Sign up to oddschecker for free HERE to get the Cheltenham Super Service.

Cheltenham implications in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster?

10:57 Thursday

Ga Law is a best price 14/1 for the Plate Handicap Chase (worst price 12/1), while Tea For Free can be backed at 33/1 for the National Hunt Chase (14/1 worst price).

Paisley Park plus six for the Cleeve Hurdle

10:43 Thursday

  • Botox Has
  • Paisley Park
  • Gelino Bello
  • Dashel Drasher
  • Gold Tweet
  • Lord Accord
  • Molly Ollys Wishes

 

How will Paisley Park's Stayers' Hurdle price look after the Cleeve Hurdle?

And six for the Cotswold Chase - Noble Yeats or Protektorat?

10:35 Thursday

All six remain for the Clarence House at Cheltenham

10:33 Thursday

Sir Gerhard headlines Gowran Park card

09:06 Thursday

The eight-year-old is a short 1/7 best price to win in the 15:25 at Gowran Park, but has four entries for the Cheltenham Festival in March. Will today's performance convince Willie Mullins to keep him chasing or revert to hurdles? Current best prices for Cheltenham:

Architect on Cheltenham Trials Day Festival Clues

16:59 Wednesday

Click here to read the article in full, which includes:

  • Triumph Hurdle credentials put to the test in the opener
  • Delta Work to show his best work again over the banks 
  • Heavyweights clash in the rearranged Clarence House Chase
  • Betfair Chase and Grand National winners in Cotswold Chase 
  • Paisley Park goes for four Cleeve Hurdle wins 

In Excess stakes Ballymore claim at Fairyhouse

14:43 Wednesday

Joe Norris (@GetYourTipsOut): "There are worse each way bets in the Ballymore than IN EXCESS at 25/1. Loved the way he sprinted away from them just then at Fairyhouse, I was really taken with that. Picked up readily after being heavily backed in the market.

"The way he hit the line he could be perfect for the Ballymore going up half a mile in trip. Jumping seemed to warm up as the race went on and Sean O’Keeffe said he gave him a nice feel."

Where will Three Card Brag land at Cheltenham?

14:23 Wednesday

Chavez shortens for Festival in March

14:20 Wednesday

Willie Mullins trained seven-year-old Chavez cruised to victory in today's opener at Fairyhouse (9/4), which saw him cut to 33/1 in places for the National Hunt Chase in March. However, he remains available to back at 100/1 for the race on BetVictor.

Willie Mullins confirms Facile Vega target

12:55 Wednesday

"Facile Vega could easily step up in trip but the way things are going he'll run in the Supreme and I'm very happy with that. He'll run at the Dublin Racing Festival over 2m next (2/5 for the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle) and we'll head on to the Festival with him after. I've been delighted with him since Christmas. He's in very good shape for Leopardstown."

One to watch in today's 13:53 at Fairyhouse

10:13 Wednesday

Three Card Brag is 10/11 to win today, 10/1 best price for the Martin Pipe at the Cheltenham Festival (worst 6/1) and 14/1 for the Albert Bartlett (10/1 worst).

Noble Yeats or Protektorat - who wins the Cotswold Chase?

08:16 Wednesday

Steve Ryder (@SteveRyder13): "Protektorat has the benefit of proven course form over Noble Yeats but the Emmet Mullins trained gelding, Noble Yeats, was so impressive last time at Aintree that he looks worth backing at bigger odds."

Ryan Summervile (@ryanOTHx): "Both trainers will have one eye on the Gold Cup so fitness and the market should tell; however, both chase courses have favoured those prominent all season.

"Pinpoint jumping from Protektorat won him the Betfair and Noble Yeats has had a last minute change of plan with Lingfield, so I’d be on the side of Skelton’s charge to jump them into the ground."

Protektorat ((pictured left) is the marginal 13/8 favourite for the Cotswold Chase on Cheltenham Trials Day, with Noble Yeats second favourite at 2/1. However, Noble Yeats is best price 7/1 for the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Protektorat can be backed at 9/1 for the Festival showpiece.

Supreme Novices' Hurdle - Entry Day Recap

16:57 Tuesday

  • 10/11 favourite Facile Vega is entered but has the option of the Ballymore too
  • Stablemates Impaire Et Passe and Gaelic Warrior have the same two options
  • Facile Vega's main ante-post rival Marine Nationale also has an entry
  • Tahmuras will bid to end Paul Nicholls' 12-year wait for a Supreme winner

Architect's Supreme Ante-Post Preview

13:27 Tuesday

Click here for a full analysis of the Festival opener.

  • Facile Vega a strong favourite but no value  
  • Marine Nationale the biggest danger 
  • Impaire Et Passe likely to go for the Ballymore
  • Nicholls’ Tahmuras could be a great each-way value 
  • High Definition a dark horse for the opener 
  • Irish Point a point or two too big in the betting
  • Inthepocket could be supplemented 

Pretty much sums it up...

13:13 Tuesday

A few notable Albert Bartlett omissions

12:38 Tuesday

Good Land, who comfortably beat Embassy Gardens in the Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown over the festive period is not entered in the Albert Bartlett, neither is Champ Kiely (7/1 for the Ballymore).

The big favourites are finding their places for Day 1

12:32 Tuesday

Novice Hurdle Entries - What do we know?

12:27 Tuesday

  • Willie Mullins-trained market leaders Lossiemouth (11/8 fav), Blood Destiny and Gala Marceau are all entered in the Triumph Hurdle
  • Albert Barlett ante-post favourites Hiddenvalley Lake (11/2 fav), Embassy Gardens and Princess Zoe are all entered
  • Odds-on favourite Facile Vega (10/11) is entered in the Supreme and the Ballymore, which also features Hermes Allen, Impaire Et Passe, Gaelic Warrior and Champ Kiely 
  • Mullins trains 24% of the Supreme entries

 

Almost 100 entries for the Ballymore

12:12 Tuesday

98 horses have been given early entries for the Ballymore, 77 for the Albert Bartlett, 67 for the Supreme and 59 for the Triumph. More on the Novice Hurdle entry headlines to come.

Last year's Ballymore winner, Sir Gerhard (10/1 for the Turners at Cheltenham 2023), will make his chasing debut at Gowran Park on Thursday.

Any others you're looking out for today?

11:04 Tuesday

Steve Ryder's Trials Day - Key stories to follow

09:38 Tuesday

Hollow Games is a fascinating entry for Gordon Elliott in the Novices’ Handicap Chase at 12:10 on Trials Day and it will be interesting to see what mark the UK handicapper gives him. 

He finished 3rd in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle at the festival last season off a mark of 143 and has made a good start to his chasing campaign this season. He won by four lengths at Navan on his chasing debut in November before finishing 4th at Leopardstown in the Grade 1 Novice Chase behind Saint Roi. This step up in trip would suit him well and it will be interesting if he takes up his engagement or if it just an exercise in finding out his UK mark.

Delta Work (7/4 favourite) will no doubt prove popular in the Cross Country Chase but two interesting entries are Grand National winner Minella Times and Becher Chase winner Snow Leopardess who would both be making their debut in this discipline. 

Gary Moore has decided to supplement Editeur Du Gite for the Clarence House Chase which has brought the number of runners up to six from the original three intended runners last weekend. He capitalised last time when Edwardstone unseated Tom Cannon at Kempton and he will ensure a good pace for both Energumene and Edwardstone to aim at during this race. 

Noble Yeats continues his path to the Gold Cup in the Grade 2 Cotswold Chase where he faces both Protektorat and Frodon who have both shown good form at the course. The winner will more than likely prove to be second favourite behind Galopin Des Champs for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after this race and it will be a fascinating watch. 

The Cleeve Hurdle looks set to be a big field this year and Paisley Park will go off a short price to win this race for a fourth time. A fascinating opponent is the Paul Nicholls trained Gelino Bello who reverts back to hurdling having fallen last time behind Thyme Hill at Kempton over fences. 

He had won his previous four starts in a row including over this trip in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree last season so he worth taking a chance on in what looks a weak division.

Dan Overall's Ultima Handicap fancy

09:29 Tuesday

Lord Accord is a best price 25/1 for the Ultima Handicap Chase.

A huge Saturday in store at Cheltenham

16:18 Monday

More on Editeur Du Gite - Saturday's supplemented sixth

14:35 Monday

Editeur Du Gite is the third favourite for the Clarence House Chase (now at Cheltenham) at a best price 12/1 (worst price 13/2). Even a fourth place finish for the nine-year-old would nearly double the supplementary fee paid.

Delta Work vs Minella Times in the Cross Country Chase

13:02 Monday

Delta Work, who famously denied Tiger Roll his fairytale Cheltenham ending last year, is back over cross country fences on Trials Day. He could face up to 16 others including Minella Times and 2020 Cross Country Chase winner Easysland.

Ryan Summervile (@ryanOTHx) said: "We all know Delta Work is the one to beat at Cheltenham (7/4 ante-post favourite) but behind him the market is full of non runners and horses that have never ran in a Cross Country before. Minella Times is a fascinating entry with having a Grand National on his CV as we all know Tiger Roll managed to combine the two races back to back. 

"Of the rest, Francky Du Berlais has ran well in a Topham and Snow Leopardess has won Becher, so are both interesting having form over the Grand National fences. Roi Mage has Cross Country form in France and made an eyecatching reappearance behind Minella Indo and Stattler at Tramore over New Year. 

"It will be interesting to see if there’s any younger more progressive types aimed at the Festival in March, as Delta Work was a rather late switch last season to the race himself."

Protektorat heads Cotswold Chase field

12:51 Monday

Protektorat, Andy Holding's headline ante-post tip for the Cheltenham Festival 2023, leads the field for the Cotswold Chase on Trials Day. He is a best price 9/1 for the Gold Cup in March.

Five becomes six for the Clarence House Chase

12:47 Monday

10 horses still in contention for the Cleeve Hurdle

12:45 Monday

  • Botox Has
  • Call Me Lord
  • Dashel Drasher
  • Gelino Bello
  • Gold Tweet
  • Indefatigable
  • Lord Accord
  • Molly Ollys Wishes
  • Paisley Park
  • Thomas Darby

 

Paisley Park is bidding for a fourth Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday. The 11-year-old is 10/1 best price (7/1 worst) for the Stayers' Hurdle at the Festival.

Six years on from the last nine-race card on Trials Day

12:31 Monday

Funambule Sivola & Sizing Pottsie added to Clarence House

12:12 Monday

Can Honeysuckle really challenge Constitution Hill?

12:01 Monday

A reminder that Constitution Hill is a best price 1/3 for the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of Cheltenham 2023. Honeysuckle, the two-time defending champion in the race, can be backed at 8/1 through oddschecker (worst price 5/1).

Clarence House in rescheduled nine-race card for Trials Day

11:01 Monday

Most backed It's For Me in from 14/1 for Champion Bumper

09:39 Monday

Facile Vega, Gaelic Warrior & Impaire Et Passe

09:25 Monday

Tomorrow it's time for the Novice Hurdlers to be announced as we get early entries for the Supreme, Ballymore, Albert Bartlett and Triumph Hurdle.

What might we learn about Impaire Et Passe's Cheltenham target? Will Gaelic Warrior get multiple entries? Is Facile Vega still on track to win the Festival opener?

What happened over the weekend?

09:00 Monday

What's to come this week

08:45 Monday