The CHELTENHAM Festival is back with a bang – and with it the chance to make a little out of a lot.
But do you know your handicaps from your grade ones?
Confused by the form, stumped by plot jobs, or clueless about champion chases?
Well, the good news is that Sun Racing has cobbled together three of the biggest names to turn you from fool to champion.
star columnist Pier MorganFootie legend Harry Redknapp and Chris Hughes, the star-turned Love Island racing specialist and who will be in ITV Racing’s coverage throughout the week, have reviewed the form for your punting pleasure.
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Below they’ve selected their best bet for the first day, which sees around 70,000 bettors return to Prestbury Park to see the biggest show on grass.
There will be a lot of tweed more than a few pints of Guinness – and hopefully some decent winners too.
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You were able to secure a tasty winner right away in the first run Assisting Constitution Hill at 50-1 and Jonbon at a whopping 80-1.
Well, let’s see these picks.
3.30pm – Champion hurdle
It would be foolish to fight anything other than the Superstar mare on day one.
With Rachael Blackmore in the saddle and unbeaten in 14 races, I don’t think anything comes close to Irish pride.
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4.50pm – Boodle’s youth handicap
Crack Irish trainer Willie Mullins and owner Rich Ricci make a formidable duo.
I think all the money for this runner hasn’t been misplaced, it’s the smart money.
We haven’t seen this horse run here yet, but all indications are that it’s a monster.
2.10pm – Arkle Handicap Chase
My choice is a progressive horse that has done nothing wrong and on this journey it’s obviously the horse to prefer.
I think he’s a great prize in a competitive race and a good horse to pick up the money for the week early!
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/horseracing/17947862/cheltenham-festival-tips-piers-morgan-the-sun/ Piers Morgan, Harry Redknapp and Chris Hughes provide their factual tips for day one