Cheltenham tips: Frank Hickey’s National Hunt Chase bet after ‘interesting’ jockey booking at Navan

Frank reckons he's ahead of the game with this one.


*Odds quoted on the widget are Non Runner Money Back prices which means that if your selection does not run in the race for whatever reason – you’ll get your stake back

The Grade 2 Ten Up Novice Chase is one of the big races on a cracking card at Navan on Sunday.

National Hunt Chase prospect Run Wild Fred is the star name among the six declared runners but Paddy Power trader Frank Hickey will be keeping a keen eye on another of Gordon Elliott’s horses.


Why? Well, our man Frank has spotted that Jamie Codd, who has ridden the winner of the National Hunt Chase on three occasions since 2015, is booked on Braeside which could be a clue about his mount in next month’s Cheltenham contest.

Paddy’s gone Non Runner Money Back on all races at the Cheltenham Festival 2022 – and Frank reckons Braeside’s price could shorten considerably if he performs well at Navan.

Frank Hickey:

“It’s very interesting that Jamie Codd is riding Braeside, with a view to potentially riding him in the National Hunt Chase.

“I haven’t had a bet on this race – and I’m not sure I will – but I have taken a few quid on Braeside for the National Hunt Chase. You’d imagine if he runs poorly he might not even go so you’ll get your money back but if he runs well and you have Jamie Codd on board, he’s going to be a single-figure price for the National Hunt Chase.

“Is it something to do with Jamie Codd not really riding Gigginstown horses? If that’s the case he won’t ride Run Wild Fred at Cheltenham either and this’ll be the horse he’d ride.

“The jockeys are nearly as important as the horses when it comes to the National Hunt Chase.”

The Cheltenham Countdown is on, and our From the Horse’s Mouth Cheltenham specials will be live on your feed EVERY Tuesday morning from now until Festival week. Hit subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing as we preview all the races and our team of tipsters serve up their Antepost punts.

You can listen to the Cheltenham Countdown show in full BELOW.


  • Cheltenham Tips: Your ultimate antepost betting guide to the 2022 Festival
  • Cheltenham Tips: 5 to thrive as Paddy goes Non Runner Money Back on all races
  • Cheltenham Tips: Ruby Walsh reveals Allaho’s biggest threat with his Ryanair Chase pick
  • Cheltenham Tips: Matt Chapman’s Lucky 15 As Paddy Goes NRNB For The Festival


    The latest Cheltenham horse racing odds are on now

    The Paddy Power Guide To Safer Gambling – Everything You Need To Know