PB’s Peter the Punter marks your card for the Cheltenham Festival 2013

PB’s Peter the Punter marks your card for the Cheltenham Festival 2013

The Annual National Hunt Racing jamboree starts at Cheltenham next Tuesday. It lasts four days and comprises 27 races, each of which can claim to be of championship quality. Mike has kindly invited me to give a suggestion for each race, as listed below.

Please don’t treat these as ‘tips’ in the normal sense. When I do put proper tips up on PB, I have invariably backed them myself. That doesn’t apply to these 27, which at this stage of the proceedings represent just my idea of horses that might offer some value. I certainly won’t be backing all of them – the odds on favorites are out for a start, and I am shooting from the hip on most of the handicaps, the shape of which will not become at all evident until final declarations are made.

Over the next few days I will be sifting the form to see if I can identify which horses I feel strongly enough about to support with real money. I expect I will change my mind about a few. I will try to keep PBers up to speed with how those views develop and of course will be very pleased to hear what others have to say.

Even if you have no interest in a financial involvement yourself, you may nevertheless wish to participate through the Telegraph’s Fantasy League competition. Lucian Fletcher has set up a PB League. The League Name is PB Tipsters and the pin is 8034812.Failing that, you can just sit back and see which of us gets most egg on the face.

You could even make a book on it.

All the best.

Peter Smith [Peter the Punter]

Day One

1.30 Supreme Novices 2m

My Tent Or Yours 7/4

2.05 Arkle 2m

Overturn 11/4

2.40 JLT Specialty H’cap Chase 3m

Cantlow 8/1

3.20 Champion Hurdle 2m

Rock On Ruby 5/1

4.00 Cross Country 3m7f

Balthazar King 6/1

4.40 Mares’ Hurdle 2m4f

Quevega 4/7

5.15 Rewards Novice H’cap Chase 2m4f

Attaglance 10/1

Day Two

1.30 National Hunt Chase (4 miler) 4m

Back In Focus 4/1

2.05 Neptune Investment Novices 2m5f

Rule The World 10/1

2.40 RSA Chase 3m

Hadrians Approach 10/1

3.20 Champion Chase 2m

Sprinter Sacre 1/4

4.00 Coral Cup 2m5f

Edeymi 9/1

4.40 Fred Winter Handicap (4yos) 2m

Hilali 20/1

5.15 Bumper 2m

Blackmail 14/1

Day Three

1.30 Jewsons Novices Chase 2m4f

Dynaste 5/2

2.05 Pertemps 3m

Sam Winner 4/1

2.40 Ryanair 2m5f

First Lieutenant 4/1

3.20 World Hurdle 3m

Bog Warrior 10/1

4.00 Byrne Plate H’cap Chase2m5f

Ballynagour 5/1

4.40 Kim Muir Handicap (Am) 3m1f

Toner Doudaries 16/1

Day Four

1.30 Triumph (4yo) 2m1f

Rolling Star

2.05 County Hurdle 2m1f

Cash and Go 20/1

2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle3m

At Fishers Cross 5/1

3.20 Gold Cup 3m2f
Cape Tribulation 20/1

4.00 Foxhunter 3m2f


4.40 M Pipe – Conditional Jockeys 2m4f

Gevrey Chamberlain 6/1

5.15 Grand Annual Handicap 2m

Alderwood 7/1

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