Cheltenham Tips 2024 – Update

I have decided not to do a seperate Cheltenham Package for Cheltenham 2024. I just don’t have time for all the extra work involved this year, so any tips I have for this years festival will be on my Premium Advisory Service, which has been running since October 2013, and has been hugely successful. The profit since launch until the end of January 2024, for the Premium Bets and the Festival Packages combined, which Premium Members also receive, is + 2,805 points, which is +€70,125 at the recommended €25 a point stakes, for an exceptional ROI of +17.7%. The figures quoted don’t include any BOG either. The recommended starting betting bank for €25 a point stakes is €3,500, so that’s a remarkable 2,003% bank growth in just over ten years.

Cheltenham 2022 – Countdown Blog

My Countdown Blog will include some Ante Post Previews and Tips for the big races at Cheltenham 2022, as well as a statistical guide to the festival. I will also analyze any big Cheltenham talking points between now and the festival. Past articles include a look down memory lane, and ask why was Harchibald considered by many to be ungenuine. My most recent ante post look at the 2022 festival is for the Stayers Hurdle.

Cheltenham Tips 2015 - About Me

About Me

My name is Declan Meagher. I’ve been a professional gambler for 20 years. I’ve done tipping articles for RTE, and also appeared on the Irish Independent’s Punters Platform Podcast, and more recently the Final Furlong Podcast. My sister website Learn Bet Win is aimed at teaching punters the tools they need to beat the bookies. In October 2013 I launched my Premium Advisory Service, and it has been hugely successful. At the end of January 2022 it has a profit of +2,421 points, which is +€60,525 at the advised €25 a point, for an ROI of +17.7%. So for my best bets all year make sure to check that out.

Jezki on his way to Champion Hurdle victory (photo by Kate)


The big race on Day 1 of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. Honeysuckle was an impressive winner of the race last year, and is currently odds on favourite for a repeat in March. She recently ran out an easy winner of the Irish Champion Hurdle and looks set to take all the beating again.

2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase - Preview and Tips


The big race on Day 2, is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. With the favourite, Chacun Pour Soi running below par, Put The Kettle On won last years renewal, but this year’s looks much hotter with two top novices from last season, Shishkin and Energumene set to clash, in what will be one of the most anticipated races of the meeting.

Big Bucks and Ruby Walsh


Day 3 of Cheltenham 2022, and the Ryanair and Stayers Hurdle share top billing. As usual the final field for the Ryanair won’t become clear until closer to the race, as some of the horses prominent in the market have alternative options. Allaho was a very impressive winner last season and will be the one to beat again. Flooring Porter put in a great exhibition of quick hurdling to make all and win last year, and he looks set to try to win back to back renewals.

Best Mate on his way to victory in the 2003 Gold Cup (photo by Kate)


Day 4 of the festival, and for many the highlight of the week, with The Cheltenham Gold headlining the card. Al Boum Photo won the Gold Cup in 2019 and 2020, but could manage only third behind Minello Indo and A Plus Tard last season. Those three as well as Galvin, who beat A Plus Tard last time, are currently the top four in the market for this years race.

Latest Countdown Blog Posts

How the UK jumps handicap review might affect the balance of power in Cheltenham handicaps

March 9th, 2022|

With Irish raiders winning seven of the nine handicaps at last years Cheltenham Festival, the BHA announced a jumps rating review, and after some statistical analysis they found quite a significant inflation across almost all handicaps up to about 145 for hurdlers and 155 for chasers. From the graphs the BHA released it looks like ratings had inflated by around 6lb from averages of [...]

2022 Stayers Hurdle – Ante Post Preview

March 2nd, 2022|

The 2022 Stayers Hurdle, is set to run over two miles, seven furlongs, and two hundred and thirteen yards. on Thursday the 17th of March. Despite the fact he has been beaten in his three starts since, last years winner Flooring Porter currently heads the market for a repeat victory. If you want my best bets and analysis for each day of the festival, [...]

2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup – Ante Post Preview

February 21st, 2022|

The 2022 Cheltenham Gold Cup, is set to run over three miles, two furlongs, and seventy yards. on Friday the 18th of March. Minello Indo beat his stablemate A Plus Tard last year, but has been below that level since, and it's last years runner up that heads the ante post market currently. If you want my best bets and analysis for each day [...]

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