Cheltenham Festival 2015 Day One Preview

One of the most anticipated race meetings gets underway next month and no doubt you’re as excited as we are. Tuesday 10th March see’s the start of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, with four days of scintillating racing at the world famous event. Place a Bet Online will be bringing you some red hot tips, beginning with this Cheltenham Festival 2015 Day One Preview.

If you’re just after quick tips then those mentioned below should stand you in good stead, but you’ll also find the method in our madness if you read our more in-depth Cheltenham Festival 2015 Day One Preview a little further down the page.

Cheltenham Festival Day One Tips

1.30 – Supreme Novices Hurdle – Alvisio Ville E/W (20/1 – Boylesports NRNB)

2.05 – Arkle Trophy – Sgt Reckless E/W (16/1 – Betfair)

3.20 – Champion Hurdle – Faugheen WIN (5/4 – Paddy Power)

4.00 – Mares’ Hurdle – Aurores D’Estruval E/W (5/1 – Winner)

4.40 – National Hunt Chase – Very Wood WIN (10/1 – Boylesports)


Cheltenham Festival 2015 Day One PreviewCheltenham Festival 2015 Day One Preview – by Dave Moore

Day one will probably be all about Willie Mullins, with several horses running, including four hot favourites, he’s got to be a dead cert to find himself in the winners enclosure at some point; that’s why our first tip is actually a trainers special, with 32red Sport offering new customers odds of 3/1 for Willie Mullins to train a winner on day one of the 2015 Cheltenham Festival.

Supreme Novices Hurdle

The 2015 Cheltenham Festival gets under starters orders with the Supreme Novices Hurdle and with a few solid choices for the win. We think the money lies in the each way market for this one, Willie Mullins trained Douvan leads the way with a bookies pricing of 2/1, but were not convinced on the form.

Going off form, L’Ami Serge is actually the more sensible bet having taken some impressive scalps in the build up to Cheltenham, he would be well worth an each way bet at 9/2 as I cannot see him being out of the first 3 home.

Alvisio Ville is our top pick for an each way bet as he represents excellent value, especially with Boylesports currently offering odds of 20/1 and a Non Runner No Bet promo; the odds on this one will plummet by day one if given the nod.

Arkle Trophy

Willie Mullins once again leads the pack in The Arkle with Un De Sceaux, whose impressive form has left punters salivating.

Whilst Un De Sceaux is worth a cheeky little win bet, it’s another each way pick from us in the form of Sgt Reckless, who has the experience to lead the march up that gruelling Cheltenham hill after a strong finish last year.

The Champion Hurdle

For The Champion Hurdle we’ve gone for the red hot favourite, as it’s the obvious and wise choice really. Unbeaten so far this season is another Willie Mullins runner in the shape of the impressive Faugheen.

But if the odds on Faugheen are a little too short for your liking, then The New One may be your next best bet.

The Mares Hurdle

The Mares’ Hurdle just won’t be the same this year without the mighty Quevega, but it does look like it going be a much more open affair.

Unsurprisingly there’s another Willie Mullins runner here as well, Annie Power leads the market with most bookies offering EVENS. But its Aurore’s D’Estruval that caught our eye in the ante post market, which is why we took the 16/1 available at the beginning of the season.

With some impressive displays and Aurore’s form being so strong, the odds have shortened somewhat but at 5/1 she’s still great value for an each way bet.

The National Hunt Chase

Don Poli is the early favourite for the National Hunt Chase, but there are mumblings from the Mullins camp that the Don is to be run in the RSA or even the Gold Cup, so with that in mind we’ve gone in another direction.

Very Wood was very impressive recently in Ireland has been placed at 10/1, which we think is a steal for an ante post bet, especially with previous good form at Cheltenham.

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