Cheltenham Festival 2016 Results

  • Last Updated: March 18 2016, 19:11 GMT

The 2016 Cheltenham Festival is now over but you can look back on how the drama unfolded with Sportinglife.com as we bring you all the results, reports & video replays as well as an archive of all our stable tours, video interviews, betting tips and features.

The Willie Mullins trained Annie Power wins the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Fesitval, the Champion Hurdle.
The Willie Mullins trained Annie Power wins the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Fesitval, the Champion Hurdle.

A thrilling 2016 Cheltenham Festival, which took place from Tuesday March 15 to Friday March 18, has now come to an end but you can look back on how the pinnacle of the National Hunt season unfolded right here with sportinglife.com.

Punters spent most of the week celebrating as a string of favourites including Douvan, Annie Power, Vroum Vroum Mag, Vautour, Thistlecrack and Gold Cup hero Don Cossack charged up the Cheltenham hill for high-profile victories while the popular Sprinter Sacre arguably stole the show with an emotional success in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Olympic cycling hero turned jockey Victoria Pendleton also created one of the big stories of the week as she finished fifth on board Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase - just a year after switching saddles.

Here, we have all the results from every race, including links to the full report and a free video replay.

You can also track how well our team of tipsters did with their ante-post previews and features, as well as an archive of our day-by-day tips throughout the Festival, while you can look back on all our exclusive video interviews and stable tours with the top trainers.

The drama maybe over now but you can already bet on the 2017 Cheltenham Festival with Sky Bet by clicking here!

Cheltenham Guide Contents

1. Cheltenham Festival Results, Reports & Videos
2. Cheltenham Festival News
3. Cheltenham Day-by-Day Tips. 
4. Stable Tours & Video Interviews
5. Ante-Post Betting Tips & Features 
6. Lydia Hislop's Road To Cheltenham Series
7. Sky Bet Cheltenham 2017 Odds

Cheltenham Festival 2016 Results, Reports & Videos

TUESDAY MARCH 15

1330: Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle
1st: Altior (4/1)
2nd: Min (15/8)
3rd: Buveur D'air (10/1) 
Full ResultReport & FREE Video Replay

1410: Racing Post Arkle Chase
1st: Douvan (1/4 fav)
2nd: Sizing John (9/1) 
Full ResultReport & FREE Video Replay

1450: The Ultima Handicap Chase
1st: Un Temps Pour Tout (11/1)
2nd: Holywell (8/1)
3rd: The Young Master (14/1)
4th: Morning Assembley (10/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1530: The Stan James Champion Hurdle
1st: Annie Power (5/2 fav)
2nd: My Tent Or Yours (10/1)
3rd: Nicholas Canyon (15/2)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1610: OLBG Mares' Hurdle
1st: Vroom Vroom Mag (4/6 fav)
2nd: Rock On The Moor (66/1)
3rd: Legacy Gold (40/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1650: National Hunt Chase
1st: Minella Rocco (8/1)
2ns: Native River (7/1)
3rd: Measureofmydreams (9/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1730: The Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase
1st: Ballyalton (12/1)
2nd: Bouvreuil (14/1)
3rd: Double Shuffle (8/1)
4th: Bridgets Pet (33/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

WEDNESDAY MARCH 16

1330: Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle
1st: Yorkhill (3/1)
2nd: Yanworth (11/10)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1410: RSA Chase
1st: Blaklion (8/1)
2nd: Shaneshill (16/1)
3rd: More Of That (6/4 fav)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1450: Coral Cup Hurdle
1st: Diamond King (12/1)
2nd: Long House Hall (16/1)
3rd: Ubak (28/1)
4th: Blazer: (8/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1530: Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
1st: Sprinter Sacre (5/1)
2nd: Un De Sceaux (4/6 fav)
3rd: Special Tiara (16/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1610: Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
1st: Any Currency (11/1)
2nd Josies Orders (15/8 fav)
3rd: Bless The Wings (33/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1650: Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
1st: Diego Du Charmil (13/2)
2nd: Romain De Denam (20/1)
3rd: Coo Star Sivola (16/1)
4th: Missy Tata (10/1
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1730: Wetherbys Champion Bumper
1st: Ballyandy (5-1)
2nd: Battleford (25-1)
3rd: Bacardys (16-1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

THURSDAY MARCH 17

1330: JLT Novices' Chase
1st: Black Hercules (4/1 jt fav)
2nd: Bristol De Mai (4/1 jt fav)
3rd: L'Ami Serge (8/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1410: Pertemps Network Final
1st: Mall Dini (14-1)
2nd: Arpege d'Alene (14-1)
3rd: If In Doubt (10-1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1450: Ryanair Chase
1st: Vautour (Evens fav)
2nd: Valseur Lido (11/1)
3rd: Road To Riches (7/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1530: Ryanair World Hurdle
1st: Thistlecrack (Evs fav)
2nd: Alpha Des Obeaux (8-1)
3rd: Bobs Worth (33-1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1610: Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate
1st: Empire of Dirt (16/1)
2nd: Tango De Juilley (33/1)
3rd: Kings Palace (11/1)
4th: Full Shift (7/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1650: The Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle
1st: Limini (8/11 fav)
2nd: Dusky Legend (50/1)
3rd: Bloody Mary (7/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1730: The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase
1st: Cause Of Causes (9/2)
2nd: A Good Skin (14-1)
3rd: Silvergrove (16-1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

FRIDAY MARCH 18

1330: JCB Triumph Hurdle
1st: Ivanovich Gorbatov (9/2 fav)
2nd: Apple's Jade (12/1)
3rd: Footpad (5/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1410: Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle
1st: Superb Story (8/1)
2nd: Fethard Player (33/1)
3rd: Sternrubin (33/1)
4th: Wait For Me (7/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1450: Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle
1st: Unowhattimeanharry (11/1)
2nd: Fagan (33/1)
3rd: Champers On Ice (20/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1530: Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup
1st: Don Cossack (9/4 fav)
2nd: Djakadam (9/2)
3rd: Don Poli (9/2)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1610: St James's Place Foxhunter Chase
1st: On The Fringe (13/8 fav)
2nd: Marito (14/1)
3rd: Paint The Clouds (9/2)
(Victoria Pendleton 5th on Pacha Du Polder)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1650: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle
1st: Ibis Du Rheu (14/1)
2nd: Flying Angel (8/1)
3rd: Sky Khan (50/1)
4th: Tully East (50/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

1730: The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase
1st: Solar Impulse (28/1)
2nd: Dandridge (8/1)
3rd: Rock The World (9/2 fav)
4th: Savello (25/1)
Full ResultReport & FREE video replay

Major Cheltenham Festival News

Mullins & Walsh crowned champions
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh were crowned leading trainer and jockey at Cheltenham for the fifth time in six years. Click here for full story

Solar stars in Festival finale
Solar Impulse bounced back to form when springing a 28/1 surprise in the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase. Click here for report & video

Ibis picks off Martin Pipe rivals
Ibis Du Rheu finished with a late flourish to win the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Fringe repeats Foxhunter win
On The Fringe (13/8 favourite) repeated last year's win in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Superb fifth for Pendleton
Victoria Pendleton exceeded all expectations by finishing fifth on Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Don Cossack wins Gold Cup
Don Cossack roared to the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup under a jubilant Bryan Cooper as Cue Card fell three out. Click here for report & video

Unowhatimeanharry wins Bartlett
The remarkably progressive Unowhatimeanharry capped a fine season with victory in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle. Click here for report & video

Fairytale ending for Story
Superb Story gave brothers Dan and Harry Skelton their first Cheltenham Festival success in the Vincent O'Brien County Hurdle. Click here for report & video

O'Brien triumphs at Cheltenham
Aidan O'Brien was back in the winner's enclosure at Cheltenham after Ivanovich Gorbatov won the JCB Triumph Hurdle. Click here for report & video

Codd lands fourth Kim Muir
Jamie Codd and Cause Of Causes came from another county to win the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Limini outclasses Mares' rivals
Willie Mullins' Limini won the inaugural running of the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival. Click here for report & video

Dirt brushes off Plate rivals
Bryan Cooper opened his account at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival when riding Empire Of Dirt to victory for trainer Colm Murphy. Click here for report & video

Thistlecrack in World of his own
Thistlecrack was a brilliant winner of the Ryanair World Hurdle for Tom Scudamore and Colin Tizzard. Click here for report & video

Vautour slams Ryanair field
Vautour belied any fears over his current well-being with victory in the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Click here for report & video

Russell strikes on Dini
Davy Russell is fast becoming the Cheltenham handicap specialist and he steered Mall Dini to victory in the Pertemps Final. Click here for report & video

Herculean effort from Walsh in JLT
Ruby Walsh recorded his 50th Cheltenham Festival victory on the Willie Mullins-trained Black Hercules in the JLT Novices' Chase. Click here for report & video

Bally brings up Twister double
Ballyandy rounded off a fine day for Sam and Nigel Twiston-Davies when landing the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Nicholls repeats Winter one-two
Diego Du Charmil won the Fred Winter as Paul Nicholls trained a one-two in the race for the second year in succession. Click here for report & video

Currency claims Cross Country cash
Any Currency (11/1) and Aidan Coleman bravely held off favourite Josies Orders to land the Glenfarclas Chase. Click here for report & video

Super Sprinter is champion again
Sprinter Sacre regained his crown with a brilliant performance in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Diamond shines in Coral Cup
Diamond King (12/1) ran out a ready winner of the Coral Cup at Cheltenham for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell. Click here for report & video

Blaklion bags RSA spoils
Blaklion (8/1) stayed on strongly under Ryan Hatch to win a thrilling renewal of the Grade 1 RSA Chase. Click here for report & video

Yorkhill floors Yanworth
Yorkhill (3/1) ran out a decisive winner over Yanworth in the battle of the big two in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle. Click here for report & video

Bally good show in the last
Ballyalton (12/1) defied top weight to run out a gutsy winner of the Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase. Click here for report & video

O'Connor gets it right on Rocco
Crack Irish amateur called it right when getting off runner-up Native River to ride National Hunt Chase winner Minella Rocco. Click here for report & video

Champion glory for Annie Power
Annie Power made every yard to win the Stan James Champion Hurdle under Ruby Walsh from My Tent Or Yours and Nichols Canyon. Click here for report & video

Temps too hot in Ultima
Un Temps Pour Tout (11/1) ran out an authoritative winner of the Ultima Handicap Chase for David Pipe and Tom Scudamore. Click here for report & video

Douvan dominant in Arkle
Hot favourite Douvan powered to an impressive victory in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham. Click here for report & video

Supreme success for Altior
Altior got the better of favourite Min in a opening contest of the Cheltenham Festival, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle. Click here for report & video

Cheltenham Festival: Day Four Tips

All our betting previews and tips for the final day of the Cheltenham Festival...

Value Bet: Star to shine
Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup day - the final day of the Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham: Friday tips
An at-a-glance guide to our team's selections for day four of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Festival form points to Poli
Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Don Poli to grind out victory in Friday's Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Click here to read

'Lando a touch in the Martin Pipe
Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival stats: Day four
Ian Ogg provides a quickfire stats guide and selections for all the races on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Mike Cattermole: Poli the pick
Mike Cattermole previews the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and he fancies Don Poli in the Gold Cup. Click here to read

Catching Pigeons: Lough finesse
Catching Pigeons has the inside line from some leading training centres ahead of Friday's Cheltenham Festival action. Click here to read

Right on Cue for Gold Cup bonus
Nick Grant provides a tip for every race on Friday including at Cheltenham, where Cue Card gets the vote in the feature. Click here to read

Lydia Hislop: Djak the lad
Lydia Hislop brings the Road To Cheltenham to a crescendo with her final words for the remaining days of the Festival. Click here to read

Alex Hammond's Cheltenham Festival preview
Sky Sports News HQ presenter Alex Hammond provides a race-by-race guide to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Gold Cup: A to Z guide
Matt Brocklebank runs the rule over the Cheltenham Gold Cup, with Don Cossack fancied to justify favouritism. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival: Day Three Tips

All our betting previews and tips for the third day of the Cheltenham Festival...

Value Bet: Frankie the form
Ben Linfoot went close with a 28/1 second on Wednesday - don't miss his Value Bet selections for day three of Cheltenham. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival stats: Day Three
Ian Ogg provides a quickfire stats guide and selections for all the races on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Mike Cattermole: Having a 'Crack!
Mike Cattermole goes through his selections for day three of the Cheltenham Festival with Thistlecrack fancied in the feature. Click here to read

Fire still burns in Cole Harden
Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Cole Harden to upset the favourite and win the Ryanair World Hurdle on Thursday. Click here to read

La Vaticane a gift from above
Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Thursday tips
An at-a-glance guide to our team's selections for day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Thistlecrack can rule the World
Nick Grant provides a tip for every race on Thursday including at Cheltenham, where he calls Thistlecrack 'bombproof'. Click here to read

World Hurdle: A-Z guide
Thistlecrack is seen as a Cheltenham banker by many. Is he a certainty to be crowned the top staying hurdler? Click here to read

Alex Hammond's Cheltenham Festival preview
Sky Sports News HQ presenter Alex Hammond provides a race-by-race guide to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Lydia Hislop: Follow the road
Lydia Hislop brings the Road To Cheltenham to a crescendo with her final words for the remaining days of the Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Day Two Tips

All our betting previews and tips for the second day of the Cheltenham Festival...

Value Bet: Winter warmer
Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, including a 28/1 chance in the Fred Winter. Click here to read

Lydia Hislop: Sacre to strike
Lydia Hislop brings the Road To Cheltenham to a crescendo with her final words for the remaining days of the Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival stats: Day 2
Ian Ogg provides a quickfire stats guide and selections for all the races on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Champion Chase: A-Z guide
Wednesday's Queen Mother Champion Chase is lining up to be one of the most exciting races of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Sacre to regain Cheltenham crown
Channel 4 commentator Simon Holt takes Sprinter Sacre to roll back the years in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Click here to read

Josies set for Glenfarclas glory
Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the second day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Mike Cattermole: More success!
Mike Cattermole goes through his selections for day two of the Cheltenham Festival, with More Of That fancied in the RSA. Click here to read

Alex Hammond's Cheltenham Festival preview
Sky Sports News HQ presenter Alex Hammond provides a race-by-race guide to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Day One Tips

All our betting previews and tips for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival...

Lydia Hislop: Go Native
Lydia Hislop brings the Road To Cheltenham to a carefully-timed end with her final words ahead of the first two days of action. Click here to read

Value Bet: Grounds for a wager
Ben Linfoot seeks out the best Value Bets on day one of the Cheltenham Festival - with Camping Ground fancied in the feature. Click here to read

Money Back at Cheltenham
It's money back in the first race every day at the Cheltenham Festival with Sky Bet - and new customers get a free £50 matched bet.. Click here to read

Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Tuesday
Dave Ord, Will Hayler and Ben Linfoot jumped into the studio to put up their best bets for day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to listen

Irish Eyes: Sundae best
Our Irish Eyes column previews the action on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival and fancies Henry De Bromhead to strike. Click here to read

Simon Holt: Day one preview and bets
Channel 4 Racing commentator Simon Holt picks out his best bets for Tuesday, the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Mullins to be magic at Cheltenham
Ashley Iveson previews the pick of Tuesday's action and expects Willie Mullins to dominate at the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Champion Hurdle A-Z
Faugheen may be out of the Champion Hurdle but his absence leaves Tuesday's Cheltenham Festival highlight looking wide open. Click here to read

Grounds to take a Champion punt
Our resident tipster Man On The Spot previews all of the action from the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival Stats: Day 1
Ian Ogg provides a quickfire stats guide and selections for all the races on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

All eyes on Min
Sky Bet head racing compiler Richard Horner answers our questions on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Cheltenham Festival 2016: Stable Tours & Videos 

Our racing team toured the stables of the sport's top trainers such as Nicky Henderson, Paul Nichollas, Colin Tizzard, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott in the lead up to Cheltenham.

Video Interviews & Stable Tours

  • Click on each link for each trainer's horse-by-horse guide, accompanied with an exclusive video interview.

NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES: Nigel Twiston-Davies with an exclusive horse-by-horse guide to his Cheltenham Festival team, including The New One and Bristol De Mai.

GORDON ELLIOTT: Gordon Elliott has assembled a powerful squad including leading fancies for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and RSA Chase among them.

WILLIE MULLINS: Ben Linfoot provides us with an exhaustive guide to Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Festival team - in the trainer's own words.

COLIN TIZZARD: Top trainer Colin Tizzard talks us through his Cheltenham Festival team including major championship race contenders Cue Card and Thistlecrack.

PAUL NICHOLLS: Champion trainer Paul Nicholls talks us through his big team ahead of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, including Saphir Du Rheu and Dodging Bullets.

NICKY HENDERSON: Trainer Nicky Henderson will have a big team for the Cheltenham Festival and he goes through over 30 of them in our stable tour.

Our Stable Tour Conclusions

Nigel Twiston-Davies, Six Things: Ian Ogg was on hand as Nigel Twiston-Davies opened his doors to sportinglife.com ahead of the Cheltenham Festival.

Gordon Elliott, Six Things: Ben Linfoot visited Gordon Elliott's stable and was impressed by the talent and ambition on show at Cullentra House farm.

Willie Mullins, Six Things: Our intrepid traveller Ben LInfoot got wet at Willie Mullins' yard, but what golden nuggets did he take away from his trip?

Colin Tizzard, Six Things: The latest stop on the Cheltenham media tour was at Colin Tizzard's yard and our man Will Hayler reflects upon his visit.

Paul Nicholls, Six Things: Will Hayler moved on to Paul Nicholls' press visit and took six more things home with him as the Ditcheat team look to the future.

Nicky Henderson, Six Things: Will Hayler was on hand at Nicky Henderson's press visit and took six things from the day, including a 25/1 World Hurdle slip.

Cheltenham Festival 2016 Ante-Post Betting Tips & Features

Look back on our archive of ante-post betting previews for Cheltenham throughout the season.

Money Back at Cheltenham
It's money back in the first race every day at the Cheltenham Festival with Sky Bet - and new customers get a free £50 matched bet.. Click here to read

Champion Chase: A-Z Guide
Wednesday's Queen Mother Champion Chase is lining up to be one of the most exciting races of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Graham Cunningham Chat Replay
The top TV form analyst gave his final thoughts on this week's Cheltenham action as he answered your questions. Click here to read

Ed Chamberlin: Up for the Cup
Sky Sports' Ed Chamberlin with the three things he most wants to see at the Cheltenham Festival and five horses to follow. Click here to read

Alex Hammond's Cheltenham Festival preview
Sky Sports News HQ presenter Alex Hammond provides a race-by-race guide to the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

Donn McClean: The B Team
They may not generate the same headlines but Donn McClean believes Willie Mullins' 'B Team' should not be underestimated. Click here to read

The Insider: Feeling Salubrious
Ante-post guru The Insider is eyeing up a well-handicapped Paul Nicholls-trained contender at the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

GC's Pick 6: Head in gear
In his latest column Graham Cunningham looks at headgear switches, Yanworth's groom, Barters Hill and Nick Rust. Click here to read

Henderson has Supreme hope
New guest writer Charlie Brooks has caught up with leading Lambourn handler Nicky Henderson.. Click here to read

The Insider: Winter is coming
The Insider returns to preview the Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival later this month. Click here to read

Northern Lights: Smart Bet
New columnist Tom O'Ryan with all the news from the northern training centres including Cheltenham fancies. Click here to read

Ed Chamberlin: Best Endeavour
Sky Sports' Ed Chamberlin regrets not putting up his best bet for the Cheltenham Festival 2 weeks ago in his latest column. Click here to read

Dreaming of Festival first
In the build-up to Cheltenham, our new guest writer Charlie Brooks tracks down rising star trainer Ben Pauling. Click here to read

Six Irish handicappers to follow
Donn McClean nominates six Irish handicappers on whom it might be worth keeping an eye at the Cheltenham Festival. Click here to read

GC's Pick 6: Coleman's mustard
In his latest column Graham Cunningham looks at Aidan Coleman and Cheltenham's own In/Out referendum. Click here to read

Sizing up the Irish Challenge
Donn McClean highlights the credentials of six non Willie Mullins-trained horses heading to the Cheltenham Festival.. Click here to read

GC's Cheltenham Pick 6: Special play
Graham Cunningham returns with a weekly "Pick 6" column to focus on all the big news and betting angles ahead of Cheltenham. Click here to read

Value Bet: Take a flyer
Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Ryanair Chase. Click here to read

Value Bet: Back Buveur
Value Bet tipster Ben Linfoot previews the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle in his latest Cheltenham Festival ante-post piece. Click here to read

Value Bet: Like Felix
Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with two bets in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Click here to read

Value Bet: Alpha bet in World
Ben Linfoot adds to his Cheltenham Festival Value Bet ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Click here to read

Value Bet: On The Road Again
Ben Linfoot kicks off his 2016 Cheltenham Festival ante-post portfolio with a bet in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Click here to read

Cheltenham Trials Meeting
Has Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham lived up to its billing? Our Ian Ogg unpicks the evidence from recent seasons. Click here to read

Cheltenham Form Taking Shape
There have been two meetings from Cheltenham this season and Ian Ogg looks back to see how the form has been working out. Click here to read

Question The Obvious
Donn McClean reflects on the ramifications from Leopardstown on Irish Gold Cup day. Click here to read

Lydia Hislop's Road To Cheltenham 2016

Racing UK's form pundit Lydia Hislop has been reviewing the season with her regular articles which analyse the changes on the vibrant ante-post betting markets for the Cheltenham Festival. 

So click on the links below for her in-depth and comprehensive Road To Cheltenham articles.

Final Word: Lydia Hislop brings the Road To Cheltenham to a carefully-timed end with her final words ahead of the first two days of action.

Part FourteenIn the penultimate chapter, the ante-post portfolio is strengthened with three bets (March 9, 2016)

Part Thirteen: Lydia returns from a winter break to catch up on the last four weeks (March 4, 2016)

Part Twelve: Smad earns his Place, Thistlecrack sizzles and Yanworth superb (February 3, 2016)

Part ElevenThe "majestic" Douvan, Faugheen, Un De Sceaux and... a Grand National bet (January 27, 2016)

Part Ten: Dubious Don Cossack, Killultagh Vic's Houdini impression and more besides (January 20, 2016)

Part Nine: Heightening adoration of Min and an addition to the portfolio (January 12, 2016)

Part Eight: Camping Ground's World Hurdle chances, and much more, (January 6, 2016)

Part Seven: Sprinter Sacre added to portfolio (December 31, 2015)

Part Six: Thistlecrack, Killultagh Vic and an ante-post advice (December 22, 2015)

Part Five: Peace And Co, Old Guard and much, much more (December 15, 2015)

Part Four: Don Poli, Djakadam, Sire De Grugy and more besides (December 8, 2015)

Part Three: Smad Place, No More Heroes and Identity Thief (December 1, 2015)

Part Two: Vautour, Cue Card & more (November 24, 2015)

Part OneOpen Meeting Reaction (November 17, 2015)

Sky Bet Cheltenham Festival 2017 Odds & Offers

Sky Bet have opened their book on selected races ahead of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.

You can check out Sky Bet's markets for the following races below.

Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle - Sky Bet Odds
Arkle Chase - Sky Bet Odds
Champion Hurdle - Sky Bet Odds

Queen Mother Champion Chase - Sky Bet Odds
RSA Chase - Sky Bet Odds
World Hurdle - 
Sky Bet Odds
Cheltenham Gold Cup - Sky Bet Odds