Albert Bartlett tips: Our Cheltenham panel of experts give their picks on the race

Ruby Walsh, Frank Hickey, Lizzie Kelly, Paul Jacobs and Paddy were speaking at a live recording of our From the Horse’s Mouth Podcast



I tipped Thyme Hill for this race months ago and if he was to turn up I wouldn’t put anyone off him.

He was third in last year’s Champion Bumper and I’ve watched him throughout the season and he stays forever.  This is a slog. You need a bit of age, and bit of experience and to be really tough.

If you were making me have a bet – I’d go for Ramses De Teillee.



I like Thyme Hill. I thought he won the Challow at Newbury very well back at the end of the decent. He’s very likeable for this one.


I was impressed with Longhouse Poet when he came up third behind Latest Exhibition at the Dublin Racing Festival. I thought he’d do well at Cheltenham up the hill and he’s the one I’ll stick with.

People seem to be looking for a reason not to back Thyme Hill, so perhaps it’s obvious he’s the one. But I’ll stick with Longhouse Poet as an each-way play.

Bewinupastorm Huntingdon

All the latest Cheltenham odds are over at


Ramses De Teillee is a real street fighter, but he is dependent on the ground being soft. There’s one horse that’s not really been considered and it’s Nigel Twiston-Davies’ Mossy Fen.

The step up in distance could be right up his street. He looks a huge price at around 16/1.


One For The Team is a second-year novice. He ran twice over hurdles last year over two-and-a-half miles and caught my eye. This horse is going places.

If he runs here he’ll well go at a big price.

All the latest Cheltenham odds are over at