Cheltenham Tips 2020 – Top Tips for Cheltenham 20202020-03-02T15:37:56+00:00

Cheltenham Tips 2020 – Top Tips for Cheltenham 2020

I will share my best Cheltenham Tips as well as the logic behind them, for each day of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, by email between 9:30 and 10:30 each morning. Everybody likes a bet at Cheltenham. Some people will bet for fun. I’m a professional gambler by trade, so I bet to win. So if its expert previews and tips for the  Cheltenham Festival you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place.

Since this site was launched we have had six winning Cheltenham Festivals out of seven, with a overall profit of +320 points, for a remarkable ROI of +48.5%. As good as those figures are they only include the official bets which are advised to bookmakers prices, they don’t include the extra advice I also provide. For example last year of the extra bets that hit the min price after I sent the email we had three winners, Espoir D’Allen winning the Champion Hurdle at a Betfair SP of 26.0 Roksana winning at 12.9 and Topofthegame at 5.3. We also had three extra bet winners who didn’t quite hit the min price after the email, in Band Of Outlaws, Siruh Du Lac and Any Second Now, so all told while the official totals over the seven Cheltenham Festivals are exceptional, the extra advice over the years has proved invaluable as well.

My Cheltenham analysis and tips will be in the form of a single email each morning, previewing that day’s racing. I will list all my best bets for that day, and will include the reasoning behind each bet, as well as any comments on other runners that I feel might present a profitable betting angle.

Cheltenham 2020 – Countdown Blog

My Countdown Blog will include some Ante Post Previews and Tips for the big races at Cheltenham 2020, 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 latest article is my Ante Post Preview for the 2020 Ryanair Chase.

Cheltenham Tips 2015 - About Me

About Me

My name is Declan Meagher. I’ve been a professional gambler for 18 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 February 2020 it has a profit of +1,970 points, which is +€49,425 at the advised €25 a point, for an ROI of +17.0%. 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 2020 Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. Epatante currently heads the market, having taken the jump from handicap to grade company in her stride at Kempton over Christmas, running out an impressive winner, but it did look a very weak renewal of the Christmas Hurdle. This years Champion Hurdle might not take as much winning as usual though, and she is still open to more improvement.

2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase - Preview and Tips


The big race on Day 2, is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and Altior is currently favourite to win at his fifth consecutive Cheltenham Festival, having won this race for the last two years, but he was nowhere near as impressive last season as the year before, and suffered his first defeat in four and a half years when second to Cyrname at Ascot in November. He was a little lethargic that day, but won well at Newbury since, but he will need to be back to his best, with horses like  Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi being lined up to try take his crown.

Big Bucks and Ruby Walsh


Day 3 of Cheltenham 2019, and the Ryanair and Stayers Hurdle share top billing, with the Ryanair worth fractionally more to the winner this season. As usual the final field for the Ryanair won’t become clear until much closer to the race, as most of the horses prominent in the market have alternative options in either the Champion Chase or Gold Cup.  Paisley Park won the Stayers Hurdle last season, is is clear favourite in Ante Post markets to repeat the feat this year.

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 last years Gold Cup, and currently heads the betting for a repeat, having made a winning reappearance at Tramore recently. He was beaten by Kemboy at Punchestown last year though, and apart from unseating his rider at the first in this race, Kemboy went through last season unbeaten. He has been beaten in his two starts this year though so needs to bounce back to last years best, while second season chasers Delta Work, Santini and Lostintranslation all add some intrigue to the race.

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2020 Ryanair Chase – Ante Post Preview

February 24th, 2020|

The 2020 Ryanair Chase is run at Cheltenham on Thursday the 12th of March, over a trip of two mile four furlongs, and a hundred and twenty seven yards. Last years winner Frodon looks set to return and try and win the race for a second year, with another festival winner from last season, A Plus Tard, currently heading the market. If you want [...]

2020 Champion Hurdle – Ante Post Preview

February 21st, 2020|

The 2020 Champion Hurdle is run at Cheltenham on Tuesday the 10th of March, over a trip of two miles and eighty seven yards. With a few of the main contenders having alternative engagements, it's hard to hazard a guess at exactly which horses will line up on the day, but at this stage it looks likely we'll end up with a below par [...]

2020 Gold Cup – Ante Post Preview

February 18th, 2020|

The 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup is run on Friday the 13th of March. The trip is three miles, two furlongs and seventy yards. Native River who won the race two years ago, and last years winner Al Boum Photo are set to line up again. They are joined by last years top rated staying chaser Kemboy, as well as some of last seasons top [...]

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