We here at Betting Directory are able to offer you some of the best tips around from Tom Lee who is a regular on the Channel 4 Racing Team, and has proven himself as one of the best tipsters on the internet.
Tom will be giving us his best Cheltenham Festival tips the night before each days racing, so make sure you bookmaker this page before placing your bets.
We'll be adding racing expert Tom Lee's Cheltenham Festival daily tips right here on the eve of each day's racing and throughout the four days, to hopefully help pick you out a winner or two. You can check on his performances at the last three festivals by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
1.30pm - JCB Triumph Hurdle
Our Conor (win) @ 100/30 - Bet Victor
TOM SAYS: "Ireland's record in the race in recent seasons is dismal, with no winner from 57 runners since 2002, but I reckon they've a massive chance of snapping that sequence with Dessie Hughes's unbeaten hurdler Our Conor."
2.05pm - Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle
Hisaabaat (each way) @ 25/1 - William Hill
TOM SAYS: "He progressed to take the four year old Grade 1 at the Punchestown Festival last April, and is totally versatile regarding underfoot conditions. Weld has done himself a big favour by snapping up the outstanding Michael Nolan to take the ride, and with it alleviate five pounds of his racing weight. Hisaabaat might well be overpriced at 25/1."
2.40pm Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Coudy Cooper (each way) @ 12/1 - Paddy Power
TOM SAYS: "O'Neill struck with both of his last two runners in this contest - Black Ketchum in 2006 and Wichita Lineman 12 months later - and this has always bee the target for a horse with wins at Exeter and Kempton in the bank after a fruitful campaign."
3.20pm - Cheltenham Gold Cup
Sir Des Champs (win) @ 4/1 - Ladbrokes
TOM SAYS: "You can make a very strong case for any of Bobs Worth, Long Run and Silviniaco Conti, but the one I'm especially keen on is Sir Des Champs. He been trained specifically to peak on the big day, but looked sharp when winning his prep race in the Irish Hennessy. He'll love this step up in trip and better ground, and is unbeaten in two runs at the Festival."
4.00pm - Foxhunter Steeple Chase
Chapoturgeon (win) @ 9/2 - Bet365
TOM SAYS: "The remainder of the card is tough, but I like the look of Chapoturgeon to get his revenge on Salsify in the Foxhunter at a generally available 9/2."
4.40pm - Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
Village Vic (each way) @ 11/1 - Stan James
TOM SAYS: "there could be a winner for Philip Hobbs with the talented outsider Village Vic in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap."
5.15pm - Grand Annual
Rody (each way) @ 9/1 - Paddy Power
TOM SAYS: "Rody saw the form of his last two wins at Wincanton and Warwick handsomely boosted on a number of occasions, and his mark of 140 could be on the lenient side. Here's hoping we can sign off the 2013 Cheltenham Festival with a winner!"
1.30pm - Jewson Novices' Chase
Dynaste (win) @ 7/4 - Betfred
TOM SAYS: "Rated 161, he was majestic in winning the Feltham at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, and prior to that he he first beat the mighty Fingal Bay at Cheltenham in November, and then followed up with an equally impressive victory at Newbury, when thrashing the likes of Court In Motion by upwards of four and a half lengths. Granted he was only eighth in last season's World Hurdle, but jumping fences is very much his job, and he looks a very solid proposition."
2.05pm - Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle
Ely Brown (each way) @ 22/1 - Bet Victor
TOM SAYS: "Longsdon had a double on Sunday to allay any fears his horses might be in a bit of a trough, and with a racing weight of 11st 1lb this guy can be backed at 22/1 each way with Bet Victor, who are offering five places to each way backers."
2.40pm - Ryanair Chase
First Lieutenant (win) @ 11/4 - Betfred
TOM SAYS: "A winner of the Neptune Hurdle when beating Rock On Ruby back in 2011, he further displayed his affinity for Prestbury Park when making Bobs Worth pull out all the stops in the RSA 12 months ago. Trainer Mouse Morris watched his Rule The World run a cracker to be second on Wednesday, and the team could go one better here."
3.20pm - Ladbrokes World Hurdle
Reve De Sivola (win) @ 9/2 - Paddy Power
TOM SAYS: "Reve De Sivola is a dour stayer and a real grinder, definitely one to have on your side! His wins in the Long Walk and Cleeve Hurdle were testament to that, and at a general 9/2 he definitely strikes me as the way to go..."
4.00pm - Byrne Group Plate
Cantlow (each way) @ 8/1 - William HillNon runner
TOM SAYS: "He was a fine third in the Pertemps a year ago, and has taken to chasing well, with form figures over fences of 2,2,1,1. A mark of 143 could be workable for a horse who benefits from the services of AP McCoy in the saddle."
4.40pm - Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Harry The Viking (each way) @ 20/1 - Bet365
TOM SAYS: "Sir Alex Ferguson's Harry The Viking might be the solution to an open contest. Second in the four miler last year off just three pounds lower, he has the competent Stephen Clements up top, and goes very well fresh."
4.00pm - Glenvarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase
Uncle Junior (each way) @ odds of 8/1 - William Hill
TOM SAYS: "He's a course and distance winner who'll love the ground and stays forever and a day. He looks a rock solid propsect in that he won here in both November 2011 and November 2012, and what's more he also bagged the Punchestown La Touche in April 2012. The 8/1 with William Hill looks a great investment."
1.30pm - John Oaksey National Hunt Chase
Tofino Bay (each way) @ 10/1 - Bet Victor - PLACED
TOM SAYS: "At a double figure price I'm going to suggest the second highest rated horse in the field, the 149-rated Tofino Bay. He has Grade 1 experience, staying on strongly behind Back In Focus at Leopardstown back at Christmas time. What's more he has the brilliant Nina Carberry in the saddle and his big field experience (20 runners) can do him no harm. Given that he is available at 10/1 each way, it's an easy decision to plump for him."
2.05pm - Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle
Rule The World (each way) @ 6/1 - Ladbrokes- PLACED
TOM SAYS: "Mouse Morris trained the 7/1 winner of this race in 2011 in the shape of First Lieutenant, and he might well have the solution once again. Rule The World won his Point-to-Point and is already three from four over hurdles, plus he stays three miles so should get home no bother."
2.40pm - RSA Chase
Unioniste (win) @ 4/1 - Stan James
TOM SAYS: "Trainer Paul Nicholls is on record as saying he's sure this grey son of Dom Alco will stay three miles around Cheltenham, and let's not forget he won this very contest with a five year old back in 2006 (Star De Mohaison)."
3.20pm - Queen Mother Champion Chase
Sprinter Sacre (win) @ 3/10 - Paddy Power- WINNER
TOM SAYS: "The big race of the day should hopefully be an exhibition display from the brilliant Sprinter Sacre. At around 1/4 he's poised to become the shortest priced Festival favourite since Arkle won the Gold Cup at 1/10 back in 1966!
4.00pm - Coral Cup
Buck Magic (each way) @ 28/1 - Coral
TOM SAYS: "One that's definitely worth a nibble each way with the sponsors (who are offering 5 places) is Neil Mulholland's 28/1 shot Buck Magic. He's a course and distance winner who has sneaked in with a penalty as number 28 of 28, and if the blinkers he's been wearing the last twice can continue to work their magic then we could be onto something...."
4.40pm - Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Ruacana (each way) @ 20/1 - William Hill
TOM SAYS: "Six of the eight winners to date ran the bare minimum of three times over timber to qualify, and one who definitely fits the bill on his return to a more undulating track is John Ferguson's Ruacana."
5.15pm - Champion Bumper
Golantilla (each way) @ 9/1 - Paddy Power- PLACED
TOM SAYS: "Three of the last 10 runnings went to the top-rated horse, and Golantilla fits the bill."
1.30pm - Supreme Novices' Hurdle
Dodging Bullets (each way) @ 11/1 - Coral
TOM SAYS: "Nicholls, who has openly likened Dodging Bullets to his previous winners in the race Noland (2006) and Al Ferof (2011) has deliberately kept him fresh for a crack at this, and the 11/1 available each way with Coral could easily get us off to a flying start."
2.05pm - Arkle Trophy Chase
Simonsig (win) @ odds of 8/11 - Blue Sq- WINNER
TOM SAYS: "All things considered, Blue Square are offering the best price in the village with their 8/11 about Simonsig, and the most likely outcome will be they're paying out shortly after 2pm."
2.40pm - JLT Speciality Handicap Chase
Loch Ba (each way) @ odds of 12/1 - Bet365
TOM SAYS: "It'd be a great story if (Mick) Channon could have a Festival winner, and after a 55 day break with a horse who thrives on Soft and carries just 10st 10lbs, it could well arrive in the shape of Loch Ba."
3.20pm - Champion Hurdle
Hurricane Fly (win) @ odds of 9/4 - Blue Sq- WINNER
TOM SAYS: "Ruby Walsh described himself "utterly perplexed" by the negativity surrounding this fella, especially given he's 16 from 19 over hurdles and has never once been out of the first three in all those starts!! He'll love the ground and has been better than ever in three wins to date this season."
4.40pm - David Nicholson Mares Hurdle
Quevega (win) @ odds of 4/6 - Coral- WINNER
TOM SAYS: "There's little to say about the Grade 2 Mares' Hurdle, except in winning Quevega would become the first horse to win the same Festival race on five consecutive occasions. A field of 18 will line up to take her on, but she looks in a league of her own, rated 21 pounds superior at level weights."
5.15pm - Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase
Hazy Tom (each way) @ odds of 20/1 - Bet Victor
TOM SAYS: "One that I think might have been wrongly ignored is Charlie Longsdon's Hazy Tom. He threatened to be a serious horse when winning two bumpers and then two over hurdles, but ran down the field in the Supreme Novices' on this day 12 months ago."
In the lead up to Cheltenham there are many trials where potential Festival horses run and plenty of changes in the ante-post betting. Channel 4 Racing and RTE's Tom Lee has picked out some of his best ante-post bets for the 2013 Cheltenham Festival:
Supreme Novices' Hurdle
Dodging Bullets (each way) @ odds of 10/1 - tipped up on 27th Feb 2013 - Betfred
TOM SAYS: "At a double figure price I'll be very surprised if Cheltenham specialist Dodging Bullets doesn't give us a serious run for our cash. 4th in the Triumph Hurdle twelve months ago trainer Paul Nicholls has deliberately kept him fresh for this assignment, and form figures of 4,1,1 at the track suggest he'll be a live danger."
Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
Cloudy Cooper (each way) @ odds of 14/1 - tipped up on 5th Mar 2013 with William Hill
TOM SAYS: "There are plenty more you can make a case for, but a firmly intended runner at a price that will very likely be shorter on the day, allowing us to trade out if so inclined, is Jonjo O'Neill's Cloudy Copper. He has just one entry at the Festival, unlike many of his potential rivals. What's more, having won over 3m 1f last time out we know for certain he has stamina to burn, plus having won at Exeter we know a testing, undulating track holds no fears."
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase
Rody (each way) @ odds of 14/1 - tipped up on 27th Feb 2013 - Ladbrokes
TOM SAYS: "This is always ultra competitive, but one I really like is Tom George's fast improving chestnut gelding Rody. A winner of three of his last four races, the form of his penultimate win (26th Dec) at Wincanton has been franked in style on two occasions by runner up Rouge Et Blanc, while last time out Rody beat Eastlake, Kapga De Cerisy and The Chazer at Warwick."
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