Cheltenham Tips 2021 – Top Tips for Cheltenham 2021

I will share my best Cheltenham Tips as well as the logic behind them, for each day of the 2021 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 +342 points, for a remarkable ROI of +46.7%. 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 24 extra bets I passed on, 6 of them won, and if you backed all of them at Betfair SP you would have staked 60 points, and returned a total of 120 points.  So all told while the official totals over the eight 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 2021 – Countdown Blog

My Countdown Blog will include some Ante Post Previews and Tips for the big races at Cheltenham 2021, 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. 

Cheltenham Tips 2015 - About Me


About Me

My name is Declan Meagher. I’ve been a professional gambler for 19 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 December 2020 it has a profit of +2,170 points, which is +€54,250 at the advised €25 a point, for an ROI of +17.5%. 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 2021 Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle. Epatante currently heads the market having won the race last year. That was probably a weak renewal of the race, but with little coming through from the novice ranks she is again the one to beat, but she suffered a surprise defeat when beaten by Silver Streak in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton last time.

2018 Queen Mother Champion Chase - Preview and Tips


The big race on Day 2, is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, and last years winner, Politologue is likely to be back to try to defend his crown. Last years race was a very weak renewal though, with the dual winner of the race Altior ruled out the day before, and the main Irish hope Chacun Pour Soi was withdrawn on the day of the race. Hopefully all three will line up this year, although Altior looks to be past his best, and Chacun Pour Soi heads the market.

Big Bucks and Ruby Walsh


Day 3 of Cheltenham 2021, and the Ryanair and Stayers Hurdle share top billing. As usual the final field for the Ryanair won’t become clear until much closer to the race, as some of the horses prominent in the market have alternative options. Min won the race last year, and you would imagine will try to defend his crown.  Paisley Park won the Stayers Hurdle in 2019 before disappointing last year, but looks back to something like his best this season, and his main challenger in the market currently is Thyme Hill who was fourth in last years Albert Bartlett and stepped up into open company by beating Paisley Park at Newbury this season, before coming second to him at Ascot last time.

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 for the past two seasons, and is trying to emulate Best Mate in winning it three times in a row, and currently heads the betting for a repeat, having made a winning reappearance at Tramore recently. It would be hard to argue either of the last two renewals were great races though, and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if one of last years novices were to improve past him.

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