Cheltenham Tips: Our Championship races Cheat Sheet as Paddy goes non runner no bet

There's just 4 weeks to go and the PP News pundits are starting to hedge their bets in the feature races each day.

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*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

The greatest show on turf is looming large on the horizon and we’re counting down the hours until the Cheltenham Festival 2022 gets underway. To help you get the inside track on the biggest races at Prestbury Park, Paddy’s corralled the boldest and brightest tipsters in the game to deliver an antepost cheat sheet for Cheltenham 2022.

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Matt Chapman, Ruby Walsh, Frank Hickey and Mick Fitzgerald have all answered the call to run the rule over 2022’s feature races. We’re talking the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and, of course, the Gold Cup.

It’s all right here. No, honestly, there’s no need to thank us. Paddy’s gone Non Runner Money Back on all antepost Cheltenham punts so if your selection doesn’t start you get your cash back. So, without further ado, here’s Paddy’s antepost cheat sheet for Cheltenham 2022’s feature races. Enjoy.

Matt Chapman

Ruby Walsh

Mick Fitzgerald

Frank Hickey

Matt Chapman

I have long wanted to take Honeysuckle on in this because I don’t think she’s half as good as her record suggests. APPRECIATE IT has always looked a potential star and looks a bet to nothing to beat her. 

Ruby Walsh

I’d be shocked if APPRECIATE IT  is out of the first three in the Champion Hurdle and he’s the only horse that could possibly beat Honeysuckle. 

Mick Fitzgerald

APPRECIATE IT bolted up in the Supreme Novices Hurdle last year and is surely the value against the hot fav Honeysuckle. We mightn’t see him until the day of the race though but non runner money back at least covers us if he doesn’t get there.

Frank Hickey

He might represent the value and I’d probably back ADAGIO each- way in the without  Honeysuckle market.

Matt Chapman

SHISHKIN is an absolute beast for Nicky Henderson and Nico de Boinville. I fully expect him to win. 

Ruby Walsh

I think SHISHKIN will beat Willie’s two runners in Energumene and Chacun Pour Soi – and it’s going to hurt whichever way it is.

Mick Fitzgerald

I’m a huge fan of SHISHKIN as he tries to do what Altior did by winning the Supreme Novices, Arkle Chase and Champion Chase treble.

Frank Hickey

My 1-2-3 against the field is SHISHKIN,  Energumene and Nube Negra. 

Matt Chapman

FLOORING PORTER can do it again and defend his crown. This is a good race for returning winners and the Irish raider  might just have too much pace for Paisley Park and Champ, who was a real flop last time  after landing the Long Walk Hurdle in style.

Ruby Walsh

What Paisley Park did in the Cleeve was remarkable. As I said it wouldn’t have happened if I was riding him. I definitely would have pulled up.  Champ was disappointing. I’d be with SPORTING JOHN each-way.

Mick Fitzgerald

THYME HILL will come into the race a fresh horse as he hasn’t been seen since the Long Walk Hurdle in December when he was runner-up to Champ.  The former Ballymore Novices Hurdle winner has the class to win this.

Frank Hickey

SPORTING JOHN is a great price and with Paddy now Non Runner Money Back on All Races, that would appeal to me.

Matt Chapman

I’ll be playing AL BOUM PHOTO each-way here for Willie Mullins. Indeed I put him up at 20-1 on Attheraces early in the season and have no reason to change as a muddled picture has just become more and more muddled in recent times. Hard to keep out the frame.

Ruby Walsh

He’s won two Gold Cups and third in another and while he’s 10 years old, AL BOUM PHOTO is fresh and well and I can’t see him out of the money. 

Mick Fitzgerald

I like the profile of GALVIN. He won the National Hunt Chase over 3m 6f last season and stepped up to win the Grade 1 Savills Chase at Christmas beating A Plus Tard. He stays strongly and is proven at the Festival.

Frank Hickey

GALVIN is rock solid for Friday’s feature but at the prices I would debate taking a chance on the King George winner Tornado Flyer each-way also. 

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change.

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