Last Updated: 15:49, 12/02/23

Luccia a winner in the 15:30 at Exeter

15:49 Sunday

Luccia, who was previously 3/1 favourite for the Mares' Novice Hurdle, is now as short as 3/2 for the race at Cheltenhan having won the 15:30 at Exeter as 8/13 favourite.

Luccia's trainer Nicky Henderson is convinced she can take on the Mares Novice, as he "was impressed" with her performance.

Blazing Khal as short as 2/1 for the Stayers Hurdle

15:06 Sunday

After taking the win in the 14:40 at Navan, there is a sea of blue for Blazing Khal, who is now as short as 2/1 for the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Saint Sam, who was 12/1 prior to the race, finished 5th of eight, and is now as high as 33/1 for the Stayers' Hurdle, after being dominated in the field at Navan.

Blazing Khal at the Boyne Hurdle today

12:31 Sunday

Today's highlight race see's Blazing Khal, currently a best price 11/2 for the Stayers' Hurdle in March (worst price 9/2), in the 14:40 at Navan. He is up against Saint Sam, who is currently a best price of 12/1 for the same race.

You can also read Architect Tips' placepot tips for the meeting at Exeter here. Luccia, who is 3/1 favourite for the Mares' Novice Hurdle, is racing in the 15:30 at Exeter.

Billaway makes in four in a row 

16:10 Saturday

Billaway survives a bad blunder at the ninth fence to win the Naas Farm Machinery Hunters Chase for a FOURTH consecutive year and looks set to defend his Cheltenham festival crown next month. 

Jonbon wins to go 2/1 second favourite for the Arkle

15:00 Saturday

Theatre Glory wins at Warwick

14:30 Saturday

Architect Tips' Ante-Post Treble for the Festival

15:58 Friday

Architect Tips shares this ante-post treble for the Cheltenham Festival in March with a huge differential between best and worst price, currently priced at over 400/1.

Back this Ante-Post Treble for the Cheltenham Festival

Change of ownership for Champion Bumper second favourite

14:10 Friday

A Dream To Share is a best price 13/2 (worst price 5/1) for the Champion Bumper.

Live Cheltenham contender on show at Uttoxeter?

13:09 Friday

Ryan Summerville (@ryanOTHx) told us: "Away from the big meetings this weekend we could see a live Cheltenham contender at Uttoxeter in the shape of Mister Coffey (Saturday 14:45).

"He was unlucky when 2nd in the Kim Muir last season when going off favourite and flying up the hill. He’s been entered in a 3m handicap chase at Uttoxeter with Derek O’Connor on who’s come over to prep him for a stab at the National Hunt Chase (best price 16/1)."

Ascot Chase the Ryanair springboard for Shishkin?

12:13 Friday

Nicky Henderson (via @Sportinglife): "Some people may say I’m mad and that he’s a two-miler, well let’s run him over further and find out.

"Ascot will be a good test (3/1 for the Betfair Ascot Chase) and hopefully we’ll be looking at a Ryanair Chase (best price 8/1) more than the Champion Chase."

Blazing Khal declared for the Boyne Hurdle

10:43 Friday

There will be nine runners in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.

  • Blazing Khal
  • Sire Du Berlais
  • Highland Charge
  • Beacon Edge
  • Delta Work
  • Dreal Deal
  • Grand Roi 
  • Meet And Greet
  • Saint Sam


Two-time Cheltenham winner Blazing Khal is currently a best price 11/2 for the Stayers' Hurdle in March (worst price 9/2). Saint Sam is 10/1 for the same race (worst 10/1).

Boodles clues on Saturday at Naas

09:27 Friday

Byker and Jazzy Matty are both runners in the 13:05 at Naas and both a best price of 14/1 for the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham.

American Mike's Ballymore price after Sunday?

08:47 Friday

American Mike was second to Facile Vega in the Champion Bumper at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He can be backed at a best price 20/1 for the Ballymore (worst price 10/1).

Spanish Harlem drifts to 20/1 for the Martin Pipe

15:56 Thursday

Click here for the latest Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle odds.

Marble Sands defeats Cheltenham hopeful Rare Edition 

15:39 Thursday

Bialystok out to 150/1 for the Supreme after 4th at Thurles

14:54 Thursday

A new contender for the Stayers' Hurdle

13:50 Thursday

Seven declared for the Betfair Denman Chase 

10:57 Thursday


Glory And Fortune to defend Betfair Hurdle crown

10:47 Thursday

The eight-year-old Glory And Fortune, trained by Tom Lacey, will face 17 others in his bid to defend the Betfair Hurdle title he won at Newbury 12 months ago. He followed up last year's win by finishing 5th of 10 in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Supreme 'longshot' set for Thurles run

10:42 Thursday

Betfair Hurdle boost for Filey Bay

09:08 Thursday

The seven-year-old Filey Bay has come in from 11/4 to 5/2 with one bookmaker for the Betfair Hurdle (3/1 best price) after the news about second favourite Gin Coco. Filey Bay is a 10/1 chance for the County Hurdle at Cheltenham, with Gin Coco at 20/1.

Will Facile Vega be ready for the Festival opener?

17:17 Wednesday

GYTO Joe eyes foot perfect showing for Jonbon at Warwick

16:26 Wednesday

Joe Norris (@GetYourTipsOut) is looking forward to seeing the response of Arkle ante-post favourite Jonbon to El Fabiolo's impressive showing at Leopardstown.

He said: "I’ll be hoping Jonbon jumps round safely in the Kingmaker on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering clash with Leopardstown winner El Fabiolo in the Arkle next month. I’ve backed Jonbon at 9/2 and I’m still confident he is the one to beat so hopefully he is foot perfect at Warwick.

"Blazing Khal is a fascinating entry in Ireland on Sunday given we haven’t seen him since December 2021. If he wins that well his price could tumble for the Stayers' given it looks to lack strength in depth this year. 

"I know Charles Byrnes has been quoted as saying he is 50/50 to make the Festival though so tread carefully. Personally I really like Teahupoo and I’m glad to see him backed into 5/2 (from 7/2) after winning the Galmoy Hurdle last month."

Lot Of Joy nibbled into 8s after Fairyhouse win

15:36 Wednesday

Paddy Power have come in from 10/1 to 8/1 for Willie Mullins' Lot Of Joy to win the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham after an easy win at Fairyhouse. The five-year-old remains a best price 14/1 for the race through oddschecker.

Byker and Jazzy Matty entered for Boodles Trial at Naas

15:06 Wednesday

Brazil was the 9/4 winner in the Novice Hurdle at Naas last year (1:05 Saturday), before edging out hot favourite Gaelic Warrior in the Boodles at Cheltenham just over four weeks later. Byker and Jazzy Matty are both 14/1 best price for the same race at this year's Festival.

Minella Crooner beaten at Fairyhouse

14:22 Wednesday

Mares' Chase outsider seals 'workmanline' Fairyhouse win

12:56 Wednesday

Instit is a best price 33/1 (worst price 16/1) for the Mares' Chase at Cheltenham.

Key horses to follow at Navan on Sunday?

11:14 Wednesday

The following horses still have entries for the Grade 2 William Hill Boyne Hurdle or the Grade 2 William Hill Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan on Sunday.

William Hill Boyne Hurdle

  • Blazing Khal - 11/2 Stayers' Hurdle
  • Churchstonewarrior - 14/1 National Hunt Chase
  • Delta Work - 11/10 Cross Country Chase
  • Saint Sam - 12/1 Coral Cup

William Hill Ten Up Novice Chase

  • Mahler Mission - 9/1 National Hunt Chase
  • Idas Boy - 16/1 Plate Handicap Chase
  • Minella Crooner - 10/1 Kim Muir

Selected potential market movers at Fairyhouse today

08:59 Wednesday

Name Trainer Race Time Fairyhouse Odds Cheltenham Odds
Instit Willie Mullins 12:45 4/11 33/1 Mares' Chase
Minella Crooner Gordon Elliott 13:45 5/6 10/1 Kim Muir
Lot Of Joy Willie Mullins 15:20 2/9 14/1 Mares' Novices' Hurdle


Queens Gamble drifts for Champion Bumper

16:28 Tuesday

After losing to Dysart Enos at Market Rasen, Queens Gamble has drifted from 6/1 this morning to 25/1 for the Champion Bumper. If you fancy Dysart Enos you can still back the five-year-old at 16/1 for the same race at the Cheltenham Festival.

Small setback for Champion Chase challenger

15:31 Tuesday

Ante-post fancy American Mike gets Navan entry

14:31 Tuesday

Best prices for American Mike at the Cheltenham Festival:

  • 12/1 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle
  • 14/1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
  • 20/1 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle

Elliott facing punishment over Zanahiyr positive test

14:26 Tuesday

Gordon Elliott is facing a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday over a positive drugs test for Zanahiyr, who finished 3rd in the Champion Hurdle at last year's Cheltenham Festival. He will face an independent panel after the case was referred by the British Horseracing Authority.

Elliott was earlier responsible for 21 of 85 entries for the Grand National.

Top five most backed ante-post for Cheltenham

12:54 Tuesday

With five weeks to go until the start of the Cheltenham Festival 2023, Architect Tips rounds up the five horses most backed ante-post since the start of the Jump Season in October. A few of these might not make the next edition of this list after what happened at Leopardstown...

Brown Advisory winner scratched from 2023 Gold Cup

12:16 Tuesday

L'Homme Presse is one of four removed from the Cheltenham Gold Cup market at the scratching stage for the following races at the Festival in March:

  • Champion Hurdle
  • Mares' Hurdle
  • Champion Chase
  • Ryanair Chase
  • Stayers' Hurdle
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup

Just five weeks to go until the Cheltenham Festival

11:46 Tuesday

Honeysuckle looks for final Cheltenham flourish

08:25 Tuesday

Gaelic Warrior gets 10lb hike after Leopardstown win

15:25 Monday

Perceval Legallois and Gaelic Warrior (5/1 for the Ballymore) have been bumped up 10lbs in the latest Irish handicap amends having won the Handicap Hurdles at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Gentleman De Mee (into 9/1 for the Champion Chase) is up nine pounds after beating Blue Lord in the Dublin Chase and there is the same hike for Handicap Chase winner The Goffer (12/1 second favourite for the Ultima Handicap Chase).

Boodles favourite Tekao (best price 6/1) and Absolute Notions - second to Ballymore third favourite Good Land at Leopardstown - have gone up by seven pounds.

Mares' Hurdle challenger gets Warwick entry

13:28 Monday

Last year's Mares' Novice Hurdle winner Love Envoi will face a maximum of seven rivals in the Virgin Bet Mares' Hurdle at Warwick. The seven-year-old mare is a best price 9/2 for the Mares' Hurdle (behind only Honeysuckle, Marie's Rock and Brandy Love).

County Hurdle second favourite entered in the Betfair Hurdle

13:18 Monday

The Emmet Mullins trained seven-year-old Filey Bay is one of 23 entered for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. He is a best price 10/1 for the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Arkle favourite Jonbon gets two Saturday entries

13:13 Monday

What did we learn from the Dublin Racing Festival?

12:59 Monday

Architect Tips rounds up a dramatic two days of top tier racing action at Leopardstown for the Dublin Racing Festival.

Click here for more on the following key stories and how the ante-post markets have reacted, just five weeks out from the Cheltenham Festival.

Epatante aimed at the Mares' Hurdle

12:52 Monday

The Nicky Henderson trained nine-year-old is a best price 4/1 for the race.

Nine of the last 10 Supreme winners won their last run

11:58 Monday

After a dramatic two days at Leopardstown, we asked Ryan Summerville (@ryanOTHx) how many of Blue Lord, Lossiemouth and Facile Vega - three of the weekend's most disappointing performers - he expected to still win at Cheltenham in March.

He replied: "I’m going with possibly only one in Lossiemouth. I thought Blue Lord was really poor, (Paul) Townend made it clear he thought it was a bad run, he was never happy from a long way out and said he ran flat. He also suggested the serious performance he put in over Christmas might have left it’s mark, so I don’t even think he will be coming over. 

"Lossiemouth (now 7/4 for the Triumph Hurdle) was easily the best horse in the race being hampered with at least two maybe even three times and being forced wide. I’d be confident she’d win that race if it was ran again and Cheltenham will suit her.

"Facile Vega I couldn’t have at all now, nine of the last 10 winners won on their last run before the Supreme, with the outlier being Labaik who refused. For any novice hurdle or novice chase at the Festival you want a horse coming into the race in form on an upward curve, not beaten 20 lengths with big questions to answer."

Big price differential for the Festival opener

11:50 Monday

Where does Gaelic Warrior go at Cheltenham? 

10:42 Monday

Latest best prices for Gaelic Warrior at the Cheltenham Festival 2023:

  • Supreme Novices' Hurdle - 6/1
  • Ballymore Novices' Hurdle - 5/1
  • Coral Cup - 6/1
  • County Hurdle - 6/1
  • Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle - 4/1

Two novice chasers catch Steve Ryder's eye

09:34 Monday

Steve Ryder (@SteveRyder13) reacted to the weekend's action in Leopardstown: "The Dublin Racing Festival results have hugely impacted on the antepost markets for the Cheltenham Festival and two horses that have changed my opinion of them are both novice chasers. 

"The first was El Fabiolo in the Irish Arkle who ran out an impressive 10 length winner. Stablemate Dysart Dynamo ensured there was no hiding place in the race and El Fabiolo passed that test with his only blemish coming at four out. It looked a race full of depth and he will sure Jonbon doesn’t have things all his own way in the Arkle at Cheltenham.

"The second was Mighty Potter in the Ladbrokes Novice Chase who beat five Willie Mullins trained runners easily by 8 1/2 lengths. This was his his fourth Grade 1 win of his career and he easily confirmed form with Gaillard Du Mesnil from the Drinmore Chase last time. 

"He can be forgiven his effort last year in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle as he made a bad mistake early on in the race and he now looks the rightful favourite for Turners Novices' Chase at the Festival."

Facile Vega too fast from the start?

09:13 Monday

Having started the weekend odds on for the Supreme Novices' Hurdle (5/6 best), Facile Vega can now be backed at a best price of 11/2 through oddschecker for the Festival opener.

Honeysuckle owner rules her out of the Champion Hurdle

08:45 Monday

Honeysuckle is a 4/1 shot for the Mares' Hurdle (7/1 best price before yesterday).

Gaelic Warrior single figure odds for five races at Cheltenham

08:30 Monday