Cheltenham Festival Specials: 5 tasty bets for 2021 and beyond

Paddy Power have picked out some absolute crackers

Monkfish Paul Townend Cheltenham Festival March 13, 2020

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change

The 2021 Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner and we’re getting very excited here at Paddy Power.

We’ve got a host of tips, analysis and expert opinions on PP News ahead of the big meeting at Prestbury Park, while we’re also offering non-runner money back on every single race!

What’s more, our top traders have priced up some tempting specials involving some of this year’s most promising runners for punters to peruse.

Here are six of the best, but keep an eye on paddypower.com for even more in the run up to festival week while you can always request a bet by tweeting @AskPaddyPower or getting in touch HERE.

Shishkin to win the Arkle and the 2022 Champion Chase

SHISHKIN is one of the most exciting novice chasers in the division and has been unbeaten in three starts over fences this term.

The Nicky Henderson-trained runner is odds-on favourite for the Arkle Chase despite the challenge of Energumene and has all the hallmarks of a Champion Chaser.

With this in mind, we’ve priced up the likelihood of Shishkin winning the Arkle this year and going on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase 12 months later.

Envoi Allen to win the Marsh and the 2022 Gold Cup

ENVOI ALLEN is considered the banker of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, having been absolutely faultless in his debut season over fences.

Three dominant wins from three starts this term, added to his Champion Bumper and Ballymore wins at previous festivals, has made the seven-year-old red-hot favourite for the Marsh Novices’ Chase and many rivals are expected to try and avoid a direct clash with the Cheveley Park Stud star.

Envoi Allen is expected to be a major player in the 2022 Gold Cup, so we’ve calculated the odds on a tempting double.

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Monkfish to win the Brown Advisory and the 2022 Gold Cup

If Envoi Allen is this year’s banker, MONKFISH is not far behind after a similarly impressive season.

The Willie Mullins-trained youngster is expected to bolt up in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase and could then be aimed at the Gold Cup next term.

It’s a brave punter who will bet against Envoi Allen, but Monkfish could be the right horse to challenge if the pair do end up going head-to-head.

Cheltenham Festival: Ruby Walsh on Envoi Allen v Monkfish 2022 Gold Cup

Concertista (Mares’ Hurdle) and Monkfish (Brown Advisory) to both win by six lengths or more

CONCERTISTA is Willie Mullins’ best chance in the Mares’ Hurdle and is currently market leader – hardly a surprise when her trainer has won nine of the past 13 renewals.

With MONKFISH expected to blow away the opposition in the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase, fans could pocket a pretty penny by backing both horses to win by six lengths of more.

Honeysuckle to win three Champion Hurdles

The Champion Hurdle looks set to be one of the standout races of the festival with HONEYSUCKLE up against defending champion Epatante and the rejuvenated Goshen.

Henry de Bromhead’s mare is still unbeaten throughout her career and a win at Prestbury Park could signal a period of dominance at the top of the division.

Only five horses – including the legendary Istabraq – have ever won three Champion Hurdles but Honeysuckle could well write her name into history over the next few seasons.

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widget, while in-copy odds are accurate at the time of publication but subject to change

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL‘S BIG RACES

March 16 – 13.20 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 13.55 – Arkle Chase latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.05 – Champion Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 16 – 15.40 – Mares’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.20 – Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 17 – 13.55 – Festival Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 17 – 15.05 – Queen Mother Champion Chase latest odds and tips

March 17 – 16.50 – Champion Bumper latest odds and tips

March 18 – 13.20 – Marsh Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 14.30 – Ryanair Chase latest odds and tips

March 18 – 15.05 – Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 13.20 – Triumph Hurdle latest odds and tips

March 19 – 14.30 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase latest odds and tips

March 19 – 15.05 – Gold Cup latest odds and tips

March 19 – 16.15 – Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase latest odds and tips

*Paddy will be all over your telly box throughout the Cheltenham Festival sponsoring ITV’s live coverage from Prestbury Park – and you can get free and exclusive tipping columns EVERY DAY from Ruby Walsh, Matt Chapman and Mick Fitzgerald here on PP News.

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