Cheltenham Blogs

Road To The Champion Hurdle 2018

Mar 27th, 2017 at 19:37 Gman84 on Cheltenham 1 comments 141 views

Cheltenham 2017 is less than two weeks old but as long as we waited for it and as quick as it flashed by, thoughts can already turn towards next years festival. Whilst we still have some more of the spring festivals to go such as Aintree, Ayr, Sandown, Fairyhouse and Punchestown - which will offer some more ingredients to the overall form of all horses involved there …

Cheltenham Festival Tips - Day 4 - OLBG Tipster Panel

Mar 17th, 2017 at 05:37 Gman84 on Cheltenham 0 comments 462 views

Day 4 and the end is in sight already. You wait for what seems like forever then it’s gone in the blink of an eye. Despite a lot of good horses having to miss out with injuries it’s been a superb week so far full of brilliant performances, high drama and all the things that make the festival the special event it always is. The final day …

Cheltenham Festival Tips - Day 3 - OLBG Tipster Panel

Mar 15th, 2017 at 22:44 Gman84 on Cheltenham 0 comments 610 views

We hit the half way point through the Cheltenham Festival and as we enter the bottom of the hill which is Thursday we must make sure we keep something in reserve to get up the hill on the last day, Friday. The Thursday gets a bit of an unfair rap from some. It’s not considered as strong a card as the other three days but I personally disagree. …

Cheltenham Breeding & Pedigree Guide - Chasers

Mar 15th, 2017 at 13:08 garethp1981 on Cheltenham 0 comments 99 views

Queen Mother Champion Chase The Champion Chase is the open grade one chase over two miles taking place as the feature race on the second day of the festival. The hot favourite is Douvan and it has to be said it is hard to look past him as the winner of the race. His sire is the very fashionable Walk In The Park, but in spite of the fact that he …

Cheltenham Festival Tips - Day 2 - OLBG Tipster Panel

Mar 14th, 2017 at 22:20 Gman84 on Cheltenham 0 comments 688 views

Day One of the greatest National Hunt festival is in the book. We had a few surprises but we also seen some of the shorter priced horses deliver as expected. On to day two and are we licking our wounds or counting our cash? Day 1 Review Picking winners at the Cheltenham Festival is as hard as it gets in the punting game but as individuals we’ve managed …

The Cheltenham Festival 2017 - the handicap hints and tips for Tuesday and Wednesday

Mar 13th, 2017 at 19:31 The Market Man on Cheltenham 3 comments 365 views

The Cheltenham Festival is held every March and can suit some horses more than others - be it due to the going, weather conditions or the track itself, with it's undulations, uphill finish to a cul-de-sac ending infront of massive crowds. All far removed from what horses usually experience during the season This blog will hopefully identify some interesting horses to follow during the week : dark horses who've been campaigned …

Cheltenham Festival Tips - Day 1 - OLBG Tipster Panel

Mar 13th, 2017 at 17:31 Gman84 on Cheltenham 2 comments 835 views

The wait is almost over. Open your war chest and prepare for battle!! The competitive juices of horses, trainers, jockeys, bookmakers and punters are ready to flow as the highlight of the National Hunt Calendar is about to be upon us. Yes, the Cheltenham Festival is so very nearly here! Here at OLBG, myself and three other members have already previewed the festival in two parts and now …

Cheltenham Breeding & Pedigree Guide - Novice Chasers

Mar 13th, 2017 at 15:30 garethp1981 on Cheltenham 0 comments 88 views

This blog is the third in a series exploring the Cheltenham festival from the point of view of breeding and pedigree. It will cover two of the grade 1 novice chases at the festival, the Racing Post Arkle Trophy and the RSA Novice Chase. These are all races which members will be tipping on in the OLBG tipping competition and it is hoped that this blog can give members a …

Cheltenham Breeding & Pedigree Guide - Hurdlers

Mar 12th, 2017 at 18:55 garethp1981 on Cheltenham 0 comments 133 views

This is the second blog in a series on Cheltenham, the last blog covered novice hurdlers and can be found here. This blog covers the three non-novice grade one hurdle races at the festival, the Stan James Champion Hurdle, the OLBG Mares Hurdle and the Sunbet Stayers’ Hurdle. OLBG members will be making their horse racing tips on these races and it is hoped that this blog will help them. Champion …

The Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

Mar 12th, 2017 at 13:47 meoldmate on Cheltenham 1 comments 251 views

Cheltenham Champion Hurdle Race With the declarations nearly finalised, the field which is going to line up is taking shape with at least thirteen runners. Debates have come across with many named runners being highlighted which can be read by clicking this link https://www.olbg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=60947. Besides this Cheltenham Champion hurdle discussion page, there is more information to gain by reading pompeybuster12 A Rating to beat the market. along with many other blogs that can …

Cheltenham Preview Night In Ganley's..Top Notch Panel, Top Notch Banter, Raucous Fun & Hopefully A Nugget Or Two!

Mar 10th, 2017 at 00:45 Randy Rann on Cheltenham 3 comments 405 views

Cheltenham Preview Night At The End Of The Northern Line Is As Usual A Barrel Of Fun!! With the Cheltenham Festival nearly upon us, the gravy train of preview nights has been in full flow for a week or so and whether you think they are a rich seam of info or not, one must sample one even if it is just for the craic. I've been nut down and grafting …

Cheltenham Festival Tips - The Retirement Bet!

Mar 8th, 2017 at 14:54 Gman84 on Cheltenham 6 comments 946 views

With less than a week to go before the Cheltenham Festival and the mist of which horse runs in which race starting to clear (a bit) the level of excitement and anticipation amongst punters is starting to reach fever pitch. Anyone who bets hopes to win and we all have that dream of landing that truly life changing bet full of amazing prices in multiple combinations. If we could land …