Cheltenham Festival 2016 lucky 15 each-way betting tip across the four days of the Festival including a Champion Hurdle tip and Gold Cup tip.
The chance to win big money from a relatively small outlay has had punters going back week in week out with the dream of hitting the jackpot and we will try and do the same with our 2016 Cheltenham lucky 15 tip. There is no bigger meeting to live the dream than the Cheltenham Festival so let’s take a look at an each-way Lucky 15 tip for the big four Championship races this week.
Cheltenham Festival Lucky 15 Tips
Annie Power is now the favourite in the Champion Hurdle following the withdrawal of Faugheen and Arctic Fire but we’re going elsewhere for our first lucky 15 selection. Nichols Canyon and Identity Thief are two of the main Irish contenders and they met over Christmas in Leopardstown with Nichols coming out the victor by a couple of lengths. There is nothing to suggest that that form should be reversed although the former was a little flat when he was 3rd in the Neptune last season and it could be that a flatter track suits him better. The New One was arguably an unlucky loser in this race in 2014 but he has not looked the same horse since, regularly struggling to see off lesser lights and while a lot of judges feel a step back up in trip might unlock more improvement, connections seem happy to keep him to the minimum trip. My Tent or Yours has twice been placed on the opening day of the Festival and will be looking for a third. Nicky Henderson also has PEACE AND CO who has disappointed on both runs this season. He pretty much bolted on his seasonal return but was much more tractable at Sandown where he ran better than the finishing position suggests. The conditions were desperate that day and connections were happy with his effort. He had had a breathing op since and a different horse could very easily turn up in the Champion Hurdle so he’s our first big odds Cheltenham tip for the Champion Hurdle.
Champion Hurdle each-way Tip – Peace and Co 25/1 at William Hill.
This has a similar look to the Champion Hurdle with Un De Sceaux looking like a banker, however there are still two places up for grabs. Sprinter Sacre, whilst not at his absolute peak this season has returned to somewhere about a stone short of his brilliant best, but that should still be enough to see him in the frame. He beat Sire De Grugy over Christmas, digging deep off the bridle to show us that he can battle and he looks a solid shout for the runner up spot. Special Tiara has been placed in a weaker renewal of this race but I think that the yard has a dark horse flying under the radar who will be my lucky 15 tip. SIZING GRANITE announced himself at the top table at the Grand National Festival last season when winning the Maghull Novices. He has been turned over on both starts this season but the Henry De Bromhead yard didn't have most of their charges ready first time up this season and he can easily be forgiven the defeat on heavy ground last time. He goes well fresh, connections know how to win this race and his win last Spring is more than convincing enough to think he is overpriced as a potential improver for this Cheltenham lucky 15 tip.
Champion Chase each-way Tip – Sizing Granite 25/1 at bet365
Thistlecrack has become the new star on the scene this year and it is hard to pick holes in his form so he’s the understandable short priced favourite. Cole Harden won the race last year and it seems likely that this is the only race in the calendar that connections are interested in this time around. There are a couple that appeal at bigger prices, SAPHIR DU RHEU is very much the forgotten horse of the race having been put in his place by Thistlecrack at Ascot before Christmas. He has had a breathing operation since and on his runner up effort in this race 12 months ago he has to be in our Cheltenham lucky 15 tip this week.
World Hurdle each-way Tip – Saphir Du Rheu 10/1 at 888Sport.
There are plenty at the head of the Gold Cup market with questions to answer, Don Cossack is a better horse going right handed and could conceivably wear headgear for the first time in the biggest race of the season. Vautour and Cue Card both have a big question mark hanging over their heads when it comes to stamina although both are very much in love with Prestbury Park this time of year and past course form can often be a telling factor. When it comes to course form then we look no further than DON POLI who boasts a 2/2 record at this venue. He followed up a win in the Martin Pipe conditionals hurdle with a demolition job in last year's RSA chase when he looked every inch a Gold Cup winner of the future. He does nothing but gallop and while he isn't flashy, he is the perfect all round chaser and strikes me as the ideal type to be landing this prestigious prize. He is the shortest odds of this lucky 15 tip but could give us a good profit from the bet in style on Friday afternoon.
Gold Cup each-way Tip – Don Poli – 11/2 with bet365.
The best odds for this lucky 15 tip for Cheltenham Festival come from 888Sport. The 4-fold accumulator pays an eye watering 48,334/1 so the lucky 15 odds will be very generous for the each-way bet.